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Lamar and Pickens Counties Convention

Zion Church, Near Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The 102nd session of the Lamar County and Pickens County Sacred Harp Convention was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in June. Amber Davis welcomed everyone and led 36b. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging—Wayne Baines.

Leaders: Amber Davis 204; Jack Pate 569b, 503; Betty Baccus 396, 134; Buell Cobb 26, 29t; Lisa Geist 120, 151; Mark Davis 461, 291; Darlene Reynolds 480, 490; David Heidorn 345b, 146; Earl Ballinger 141, 80b; Louise Yeager 72b, 425; Glenn Keeton 122, 163b.

RECESS

Wayne Baines called the class back to order, and led 73t and 89. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 58, 71; Carson Davis and Amber Davis 76b; Claire Davis and Paula Springfield 345t; Paula Springfield 391 (in memory of Sandra Spradlin); Paula Springfield, Carson Davis, and Claire Davis 318; Wendell Rinehart 445, 457; Julia Poston 495, 166; Buell Cobb 187; David Heidorn 167; Jack Pate 39b. Earl Ballinger asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Amber Davis leading 101t. Leaders: Wendell Rinehart 68b; Mark Davis 501; Lisa Geist 472; Earl Ballinger 470; Paula Springfield and Amber Davis 78; Glenn Keeton 85; Larry Ballinger 84; Betty Baccus 56t, 571 (CB), 96 (CB); Louise Yeager 100; Julia Poston 491; Darlene Reynolds 454; Wayne Baines 155; Amber Davis 276, 61, 380, 464 (CB). Announcements were made.

Amber Davis led 62 as the closing song. Jack Pate offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton