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Little Vine Church

Near Bremen, Georgia

September 7, 1997

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing was held the first Sunday in September at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church. Richard DeLong called the class to order with songs on pages 104 and 33b. The morning prayer was led by Billy Joe Harris. Richard DeLong led songs on pages 81 (t? b?) and 75; Carlene Griffin 85, 87; Charlene Wallace 154, 276, 278b; Judy Henry 155, 313 (t? b?).

The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging and Memorial Committee—Judy Henry. Richard DeLong led song on page 271 (t? b?). Leaders: Margie Smith 501, 512, 335; Felton Denney 73t, 73b, 503.

RECESS

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 117. Leaders: Everette Denney 49b, 63, 405; Evelyn Harris 39b, 47 (t? b?); B. M. Smith 284, 497, 475; Shelbie Sheppard 76 (t? b?), 71, 141; Lonnie Rogers 97, 348 (t? b?); Billy Joe Harris 345 (t? b?), 347, 225 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Richard DeLong leading songs on pages 176b, 320, 419, and 387. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 156, 140, 70 (t? b?), 292, 392; Alice Edwards 271b, 569b; Sheri Taylor 203, 209, 148; Mary F. Smith 106, 58, 144; Laura Webb 178, 163b, 159; Bobby Jackson and Charlene Wallace 37 (t? b?), 72b; B. M. Smith 556, 548; Shelbie Sheppard 458, 80 (t? b?); Laura Webb 358, 477.

After announcements were made, Richard DeLong led page 323 (t? b?) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Billy Joe Harris.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.