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New Canaan Baptist Church

Empire (Walker County), Alabama

May 17, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Canaan Baptist Church on the third Sunday in May was called to order by Cecil Sanders leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Wood; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield.

Leaders: Tim Gilmore 99, 101t; Gene Wakefield 100, 57, 56 (t? b?); Naomi Hagood 379, 378 (t? b?); Gertrude Wood 137, 186; Cassie Franklin 278 (t? b?), 74 (t? b?), 27; Cindy Franklin 123 (t? b?), 275 (t? b?), 343; Edith Tate 35, 37 (t? b?); Tim Gilmore 37 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 341, 566, and 78. Leaders: Ann Jett 269, 327, 546; Ann Jett and Cindy Franklin 198; Flarce Creel 475, 229, 39 (t? b?); Shelley Capps 146, 155; Shelley Capps and Cassie Franklin 405; Wanda Capps 36 (t? b?), 212, 112; Dorothea McCowan 120, 109, 497; John Hocutt 58, 144, 321; Harrison Creel 111 (t? b?), 512.

Announcements were made. Cindy Franklin led song on page 358 and Tim Gilmore led song on page 247 (?) as the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Winfred Owens.

LUNCH

There was no singing in the afternoon.

Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Wood.