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Brazos River Singing (Cooper Book)

Star of the Republic Museum,
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park
Washington, Texas

April 4, 1998

The seventh annual Brazos River Singing was held at the Star of the Republic Museum, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, Washington, Texas.

The class was called to order by Gaylon Powell leading songs on pages 449 and 293b. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Bill Moseley.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Secretary—Al Rogers.

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 172; Al Rogers 63, 563; Leland Owen 274, 283t; Doris Hanks 384, 450; Katie Moseley 434, 189; Don Barker 500, 145b; Liz Rogan 276, 148; Curtis Owen 101t, 108t; Cissy Moseley 507b, 573; Jeb Owen 381t, 522; Ophelia Matthews 572, 511b.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Gaylon Powell leading song on page 290. Leaders: Kevin Powell 240, 521; Sue Hanson 49t, 293b; Edith Owen 489, 505; Barbara Moore 112, 268t; David Moseley 186, 137; Mike Moseley 406, 405; Marilyn Burkland 348t, 39; Chris Blevins 40, 543b; Amanda Owen 411, 142; James Moseley 378t, 300. Chris Blevins offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Gaylon Powell leading song on page 559. Leaders: B. E. Matthews 222, 192; Mary Bachmann 225t, 568; Leon Ballinger 217, 239; Mary Ann Owen 47b, 49b; Tom Owen 111t, 200; Wendy Laubach 488b, 50b; Glenn Davis 400, 274t; Lisa Hardaway 196, 61; Elder Bill Moseley 336t, 47t; Leland Owen 343; Doris Hanks 442t; Katie Moseley 216; Don Barker 484b; Liz Rogan 132.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Gaylon Powell leading song on page 329. Leaders: Curtis Owen 146; Cissy Moseley 168; Jeb Owen 99; Kevin Powell 383; Sue Hanson 110; Edith Owen 299; Barbara Moore 427; David Moseley 424; Mike Moseley 220; Marilyn Burkland 508; Chris Blevins 31t; Amanda Owen 36b; James Moseley 127; B. E. Matthews 470; Mary Bachmann 38t; Leon Ballinger 164; Mary Ann Owen 45t; Tom Owen 149; Wendy Laubach “Love At Home”; Glenn Davis 393t; Elder Bill Moseley 159; Al Rogers 575; Jeb Owen 422t (by request); Tom Owen 268b (by request). Gaylon Powell led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Curtis Owen.

Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Secretary—Al Rogers.