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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Ringgold, Louisiana

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The 13th 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 59b (CB). The opening prayer was offered by Elder Joe Asbell.

Leaders: Robert Vaughn 106 (CB); Gaylon Powell 512 (CB), 176 (CB); Carole Watts 41 (CB), 40 (CB); Kristie Powell 268b (CB), 514 (CB); Will Gatewood 410 (CB), 168t (CB); Sonya Kirkham 468 (CB), 269 (CB); Henry McGuire 515 (CB), 199 (CB); David Rousseau 447t (CB), 159 (CB).

RECESS

Robert Vaughn called the class back to order by leading 264t (CB). Leaders: Peggy Ray 293b (CB), 507b (CB); Joan Smith 444t (CB), 100 (CB); Tim McClain 264b (CB), 45t (CB); Gaylon Powell 543 (CB); Carole Watts 39 (CB); Kristie Powell 133 (CB); Will Gatewood 72 (CB); Henry McGuire 78 (CB); David Rousseau 467 (CB); Joan Smith 38b (CB); Tim McClain 101t (CB). Bruce Ray offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Robert Vaughn leading 111t and 82t. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 268, 236; Carole Watts 47t, 47b; Kristie Powell 274t, 430; Will Gatewood 43, 49t; Sonya Kirkham 329, 276; Henry McGuire 228, 349; David Rousseau 323b, 137; Joan Smith 341, 127; Tim McClain 535, 318. Announcements were made. Leaders: Robert Vaughn 387; Gaylon Powell 178, 110; Carole Watts 35; Kristie Powell 39t; Will Gatewood 63; Sonya Kirkham 207; Henry McGuire 203; Joan Smith 176b; Tim McClain 358. Elder Joe Asbell led 452 as the closing song. Henry McGuire offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham