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Dutch Treat Singing

Shady Grove Church, Winston County, Alabama

January 4, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp Dutch Treat Singing was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County on the first Sunday in January. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 75. The morning prayer was led by B. B. Maddox. Travis Keeton led song on page 460.

The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Odie Horton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lena Wakefield.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 317; Dr. Doyle Williams 127, 84t; Jayne Fulmer 126, 101t; Cassie Franklin 303, 74b; Velton Chafin 213 (t? b?), 225t; Gladys Bonds 44, 77t; B. B. Mattox 277, 217; Roma Rice 34t, 90; Gene Wakefield 102, 103; Flarce Creel 318, 501.

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class to order leading song on page 430. Leaders: Ila Ingle 470, 498; Parnell Berry 99, 306; Margaret Keeton 432, 475; John Hyde 73t, 61; Rose Altha Taylor 336; Harrison Creel 512; L. E. Hannah 511, 310; Mae Conwill 314, 500; Ivalene Donaldson 326, 335; Cindy Franklin 454, 222; Josie Hyde 88t, 137, 155.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton led songs on pages 276 and 78 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Lena Wakefield 30t, 297; Odie Horton 97, 147b, 104; Kermit Adams 220, 322; Elmer Conwill 379, 179; Cassie Franklin led a new song written by John Hocutt; Cindy Franklin 410t, 280; L. E. Hannah 273; Mae Conwill 272; Lena Wakefield 168; Velton Chafin 321; Roma Rice 120; Parnell Berry 283; Cassie Franklin 175, 162; Gladys Bonds 499.

Travis Keeton led song on page 37b for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Velton Chafin.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Odie Horton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.