Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:




Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.


Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The 116th session of the Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, near Fayette, Alabama, on the first Sunday in August. Chris Ballinger called the class to order by leading 56t. David Ballinger offered the opening prayer.

Following welcoming comments, the class organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Beth Wallace; Arranging Committee—Lomax Ballinger and Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Chris Ballinger 49t; Lomax Ballinger 144, 389; Beth Wallace 560, 442; Mike Hankins 63, 143; Gravis Ballinger 168, 120; Arlon Gardner 448t, 67; Teresa Hope 212, 384; Faye Donaldson 430, 138t; Hubert Nall 40, 421; Albert Humber 313t, 565; Ann Jett 43, 37b; Nicholas Holmes 47t, 72b; Linda Sides 530 (for Ottis Sides), 170.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Buddy Ballinger leading 45t and 108t. Leaders: Amanda Hardiman 454, 142; Hayden Wootten 42, 101t; Don Keeton 544, 477; Shelby Castillo and Reba Windom 273, 112; Buell Cobb 303; Shane Wootten 317; Drew McGuire 204, 203; Loretta Whitman 312b, 293; Steve Adams 99, 331.

RECESS

Chris Ballinger, Katie Ballinger, and Lauren Ballinger led 84 and 147t. Leaders: David Ballinger 340, 111b; Darrell Swarens 512, 507; Judy Caudle 97, 417; Jared Wootten 472; Glenn Keeton 475, 349; Reba Windom, Shelby Castillo, and Drew McGuire 546, 542; Ken Tate 107, 129; Earl Ballinger 131b, 187. Danny Creel asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Lisa Geist leading 528 and 527. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 551, 217; Danny Creel 182, 222; Karen Freund 312t, 456; Henry McGuire 34t, 232; David Ivey 36t, 110; Betty Baccus 388, 339; Willodean Barton 480, 564; Richard Mauldin 34b, 146; Amelia O’Dell 155, 455; Wendell Rinehart 445, 31t; Wayne Baines 30t, 318; Linton Ballinger and Larry Ballinger 460.

Announcements were made. Chris Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. Buddy Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Beth Wallace