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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Ringgold, Louisiana

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The 11th annual Sacred Harp singing convened at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Ringgold, Louisiana, on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Robert Vaughn leading 59 (CB). The opening prayer was offered by Elder Joe Asbell.

Leaders: Robert Vaughn 268b (CB); Gaylon Powell 422t (CB), 536 (CB); Sonya Kirkham 54t (CB), 559 (CB); Kristie Powell 133 (CB), 392 (CB); Peggy Ray 507b (CB), 563 (CB); Kate Agnew 422b (CB), 168 (CB); Carole Watts 541 (CB), 40 (CB); Joe Asbell 68t (CB), 77t.

RECESS

Robert Vaughn called the class back to order leading 526 (CB). Leaders: Chris Nicholson 293b (CB), 38t (CB); Henry McGuire 39 (CB), 556 (CB); Gaylon Powell 232 (CB), 235 (CB); Sonya Kirkham 99 (CB); Kristie Powell 203 (CB); Kate Agnew 500 (CB); Carole Watts 319 (CB); Joe Asbell 127 (CB); Chris Nicholson 300 (CB); Henry McGuire 209 (CB), 210 (CB); Chris Nicholson 212 (CB). Brian Ross asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Robert Vaughn leading 207. Leaders: Chris Nicholson 32t, 73b; Gaylon Powell 271t, 163b; Sonya Kirkham 276, 30t; Kristie Powell 500, 532; Peggy Ray 569b, 143; Kate Agnew 110, 398; Joe Asbell 452, 72b; Carole Watts 46, 112. Announcements were made. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 487, 129; Kate Agnew 141, 455; Kristie Powell 42, 69t; Henry McGuire 324, 142; Carole Watts 68b, 490; Sonya Kirkham 124, 63; Peggy Ray 565, 100; Joe Asbell 332, 333.

Robert Vaughn led 95 (CB) as the closing song. Elder Joe Asbell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham