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Covington County Convention and Courthouse Singing (Cooper Book)

Covington County Courthouse, Andalusia, Alabama

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Covington County Convention was held on Saturday before the fifth Sunday in June. Gary Padgett welcomed the class. He led 49t and 36b. Ken Kelley prayed for God’s blessing on the day. The courthouse staff and Andalusia city officials welcomed the singers.

Stanley Smith introduced newcomers to the basics of Sacred Harp singing. He led 505. Leaders: John Kelley 63; Ezra Eddins 53; Ralph Ward 571; Ewan Eddins 193; Stephen Huffman 497; James Gardner 30t; Brian Kelley 404; Emily Eddins 168; Justin Bowen 567; Tommie Spurlock 112; Ethan Eddins 282.

RECESS

Leaders: Larry Shaw 505; Butch Kelley 100; Loretta Jones 285t; Erica Kelley 503; Gary Padgett 218; Elsa Phemayotin 38t; Frank Strickland 164; Rebecca Over 344; Kathy Kelley 393; Mary Huffman 504t; Wayne Jones 464; Edith Eddins 132; Stefani Priskos 133; Robert Chambless 358; Leland Philips 553; Nicholas Thompson 137; Billy Kelley 108t; Eric Eddins 192; Winfred Kerr 146; Dana Eddins 162; Lloyd Jones 465; Donny Powell 478; Class sang 369 and Kevin Eddins gave thanks for the meal.

LUNCH

The class, led by Larry Shaw, sang 96. Leaders: Evie Eddins 448; Ken Kelley 86; Luke Strickland 268t; Steve Talbot 466; Will Kelley 348t; Eli Eddins 507b; Nicole Bowman 486; McKenzie Smith 559; Kevin Eddins 592; Judy Chambless 67; Elam Eddins 304; Jamie Kelley 392; Ryan Bowman 182; Victoria Aplin 76b; Nicholas Thompson 514; Stefani Priskos 174; Rebecca Over 380t; Winfred Kerr 388; Elsa Phemayotin 543; Justin Bowen 140; Luke Strickland 335; Donnie Powell 45t (by request); Stanley Smith 235 (by request). Upcoming singings were announced.

Gary Padgett led 95b. Donny Powell closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Gary Padgett; Secretary—Evie Eddins