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Louisiana State Sacred Harp Convention

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

October 5, 1997

The eighth annual Louisiana State Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by the President, Jim Fields, who gave a review of the notes. Harry Eskew led the opening prayer.

The singing began with the following leaders called: Jim Fields 401; A. E. Probst 66; Regina Glass 209; Ben Burroughs 155; Elizabeth Muhleisen 186; Nancy Van Den Akker 383; Wanda Gregg 460; Bill Hogan 99; Ginny Fields 323b; Bruce Pruitt 354b; Jeremy Gates 63; Noah Hurst 49t; Harry Eskew 47b; R. J. Wade 452b; William L. Green 435; John Merritt 565; Brenda Merritt 300; Brad Pope 198.

RECESS

A business session was held and the following officers were retained: Chairman—Jim Fields; Vice Chairman—Frances Roper; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.

The financial report was presented and suggestions were made for promotion of Sacred Harp in the Baton Rouge area.

Singing resumed with the following leaders called: Jim Fields 117; A. E. Probst 268; Regina Glass 69t; Dwain Rogers 128; Missy McDuffie 81t; Ben Burroughs 200; Elizabeth Muhleisen 480; John Merritt 64. Jim Fields led grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Jim Fields leading song on page 35.

Harry Eskew and Wanda Gregg presented the memorial lesson. Song on page 119 was led for the deceased: Joan Howey, Herman Smith, Janice Nelson, Susan Wantland, Cleo Corss, and Elode Slaughter; sick and shut-in: Myrtle Ann Beasley Ballard and Horace DeLong. Bruce Pruitt closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 383; Wanda Gregg 28b; Bill Hogan 220; Ginny Fields 59; Bruce Pruitt 79; Noah Hurst 395; Harry Eskew 143; R. J. Wade 39b; Brenda Merritt 535b; Brad Pope 291; Jim Fields 58; A. E. Probst 178; Regina Glass 168; Elizabeth Muhleisen 455; John Merritt 358; Nancy Van Den Akker 384; Wanda Gregg 236; Bill Hogan 29t; Ginny Fields 45t; Harry Eskew 146; Brenda Merritt 378b; Brad Pope 34b; Jim Fields 339 and 254.

Jim Fields led song on page 62 for the closing song.

Chairman—Jim Fields; Vice Chairman—Frances Roper; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.