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Kentucky State Sacred Harp Convention

Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles (near Lexington), Kentucky

May 17, 1997

The sixteenth annual Kentucky State Sacred Harp Convention met on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. At 9:00 a.m. Raphael Finkel called the class to order, and Caroline Simmons gave an invocation. Keith MacAdam, Convener, began the first morning session with song on page 58 in honor of the location of the singing. Leaders: Lorena Moore 324; Bob French 313 (t? b?), 354 (t? b?); Bill Shetter 40; Bob Sears 147 (t? b?), 373; Ron Pen 209, 146; Phil Cullum 147 (t? b?), 268; Raphael Finkel 523b, 528; Don Waggener 338, 339; Mitchell Martin 497, 178; Denise Morris 297; Caroline Simmons 117.

RECESS

Keith MacAdam opened the second morning session with song on page 107. Leaders: Raphael Finkel “Landsdowne” (original composition), 479; Michelle Cull 209; Laurel Cornell 143, 38 (t? b?); Faith Shine 73 (t? b?), 300; Hugh McElrath 35, 58; Lorena Moore 440, 39 (t? b?); Bill Shetter 295; Don Waggener 47b, 165; Mitchell Martin 159, 569 (t? b?); Bob Sears 569 (t? b?).

The memorial service began at 11:25 a.m. with Keith MacAdam leading song on page 180 in memory of Wallace R. Gray. Mary Brinkman led 61 in memory of Jim Alley and family. Ron Pen led 524 in memory of Rena Niles.

Announcements were made to the class. Pat Meek requested song on page 457, which was led by Keith MacAdam. Keith MacAdam led 49 (t? b?) as a grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began at 1:00 p.m. with Bob French, Convener, leading songs on pages 314 and 181. Leaders: Ron Pen 236 (for Aleene Miller); Phil Cullum 223; Raphael Finkel 535; Don Waggener 410 (t? b?), 455; Mitchell Martin 34b, 38b; Mary Brinkman 159 (for Jim Cox); Hugh McElrath 48b; Denise Morris 86, 188; Faith Shine 489b, 183; Caroline Simmons 155, 66; Keith MacAdam 133 (for Pat Meek); Charles Coulston 99, 101 (t? b?); Laurel Cornell 84, 49 (t? b?); Lorena Moore 106; Bob Sears 85 (for Lorena Moore); Mary Brinkman 269; Keith MacAdam 31t, 145 (t? b?); Bob French 506, 503, 454; Bob Sears 551, 59; Raphael Finkel 62 (for Phil Cullum); Wendy Gilchrist 198.

The class was dismissed with song on page 267.

Organizing Committee—Mary Brinkman, Raphael Finkel, Lyndra Givens, Keith MacAdam, Bob Meek, and Ron Pen; Secretary—Charles Coulston.