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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

June 22, 1997

The sixty-third session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June. The class was called to order by A. C. McGough leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. A. C. McGough led song on page 81 (t? b?).

The class organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—A. C. McGough; Vice Chairman—Charley McCoy; Secretary—Eron White; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams. Leaders: Billy Williams 101t; Geraldine Gammon 155, 145b; Kenneth Calvert 120, 59, 147 (t? b?), 143; Corene White 146, 379; Flarce Creel 65, 157, 30 (t? b?); Reedie Evans 217, 277.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by A. C. McGough leading song on page 36b. A business session was held by the trustees of the church concerning the finances of the church.

LUNCH

Billy Williams reassembled the class leading song on page 89. Leaders: Aubrey Tyree 322, 384; E. E. Kilgo 40, 90; Ruth Walker 73t, 124, 48 (t? b?); Margie Lee and her daughter 335, 358, 388, 33 (t? b?); Ersel Calvert 64, 274t; Eron White 37b, 129; Ruth Burleson and Reecie Harbinson 354t, 480; Mrs. Calvert 452, 68b; Billy Williams 323 (t? b?), “Mercy Seat”; Margie Lee and her daughter 358 (by request).

A. C. McGough led song on page 45t for the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—A. C. McGough; Vice Chairman—Charley McCoy; Secretary—Eron White.