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Sullins School House

Hamilton, Alabama

May 25, 1997

The sixty-second session of the the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Sullins School House was called to order by Estes Jackson leading songs on on pages 82t and 108t. The morning prayer was led by Warren Steel.

The class organized for the day by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and John Hyde.

Leaders: Estes Jackson 34t; Hubert Hood 28b, 454; Gene Wakefield 102, 103, 100; Odie V. Horton 33b, 122, 303; Julietta Haynes 172, 200, 430; Ivalene Donaldson 274t, 175; Erselle Jackson 145b, 277, 275b; Mae Conwill 206, 155, 154.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class to order leading songs on pages 30t, 44, and 42. Leaders: Parnell Berry 177, 283, 373; Marie Aldridge 371, 217; Warren Steel 185, 144, 396; Ann Steel 31b, 318, 209; Josie Hyde 220, 225 (t? b?); Edith Tate 37b, 73t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 68b. Leaders: John Hyde 129, 314, 297; Lena Wakefield 475, 402, 392; Larry Ballinger 91, 98, 89; Gravis Ballinger 78, 101t, 99; Joy Sullins 290, 420b; Travis Keeton 387, 284, 384, 179, 385b; Marie Aldridge 436, 88t; Edith Tate 201, 378b; Ann Steel 31t, 171; Josie Hyde 66, 434; Warren Steel 566, 183; Lena Wakefield 403; John Hyde 544; Gene Wakefield 56t; Larry Ballinger 90; Gravis Ballinger 34b; Julietta Haynes 222.

Estes Jackson led songs on pages 426t and 45t for the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer by Warren Steel.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.