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Louisiana State Sacred Harp Convention

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

October 3, 1998

The singing was called to order by Chairman Jim Fields who gave a brief singing school. Harry Eskew offered the opening prayer.

The singing began with Jim Fields leading song on page 63. Leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 31b; Hugh McGraw 32t; Virginia Fields 354b; Elizabeth Muhleisen 47t; Wallace McKenzie 155; Georgia Kanode 46; John Kanode 452b; Brad Pope 81t; Harry Eskew 128; Christie Smith 154; Noah Hurst 156; Jim Myers 101t; Heather Boyd 159; Christopher Reed 35.

The election of officers was held: Chairman—Jim Fields; Vice Chairman—Wallace McKenzie; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Jim Fields leading song on page 358. Leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 535; Bill Green 73t; Hugh McGraw 73b; Virginia Fields 45t; Elizabeth Muhleisen 460; Regina Glass 457; Wallace McKenzie 40; Georgia Kanode 348b; John Kanode 164; Brad Pope 178; Harry Eskew 34 (t? b?); Christie Smith 107; Noah Hurst 99. R.J. Wade offered the blessing before lunch.

LUNCH

The singing was called back to order by Jim Fields leading song on page 515.

Harry Eskew led the memorial lesson and led song on page 122.

Leaders: Jim Myers 117; Daniel Breon 361; Heather Boyd 347; Christopher Reed 350; Nancy Van Den Akker 445; Bill Green 378b; Hugh McGraw 369; Virginia Fields 127; Elizabeth Muhleisen 480; Regina Glass 89; Wallace McKenzie 268; Georgia Kanode 179; John Kanode 41; Brad Pope 81b; Christie Smith 94; Noah Hurst 471b. Jim Fields led the closing song on page 339. R.J. Wade closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Jim Fields; Vice Chairman—Wallace McKenzie; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.