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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six miles northwest of Arab, Alabama

July 19, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 35. The morning prayer was led by J. C. Rutledge.

The class was organized and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper.

Leaders: Hershell King 34t; David Light 274t, 275b; Richard Ivey 551, 144, 299; Jonathan Thompson 384, 288; Brandon Thompson 445, 354 (t? b?); Stuart Ivey 29t, 53; Sandra Light 143, 119; Carmon Brothers 34b, 390; Bud Oliver 30t, 145b, 28b; Milton Oliver 321, 300.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with David Light leading song on page 147b. Leaders: S. T. Reed 27, 30b; Marie Guthrie 348 (t? b?), 222; Judy Caudle 126, 322; Imogene Nelms 36b, 383; Nancy Thompson and Alta Self 168, 326, 216, 80b; Rhoda Norris 137, 434; J. C. Rutledge 105, 441; Hershell King 460.

LUNCH

Hershell King brought the class to order leading song on page 97. Leaders: David Ivey 138 (t? b?), 448t, 448b; Ramona Light and Michael Light 338, 172; Eunice Kimbrell 65, 83t, 535; Ester Brown 112, 349, 426 (t? b?); David Light 110, 340; Carmon Brothers “That Beautiful Land”, 341; Bud Oliver 39t, 39b; Marie Guthrie 192; S. T. Reed 37b, 47b; Richard Ivey 224, 134.

J. C. Rutledge and Hershell King led song on page 491 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by S. T. Reed.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King.