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Harrods Creek Baptist Church

Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 1-2, 2000

Saturday, April 1

The ninth annual shape note singing was held at Harrods Creek Baptist Church in Brownsboro, Kentucky on the first Sunday and Saturday before in April. The Sacred Harp, Southern Harmony, and Cooper Book were used.

Chairman Merle Mateika called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. with song on page 103 (SoH), followed with an opening prayer.

Leaders: James Page 102 (SoH), 83t (SoH); John Bealle 72t (SoH), 283 (SoH); Esther Rothenbusch 170b (SoH), 299 (SoH); Mike Grimes 275 (SoH), 8t (SoH); Brandon Borchman 68b, 117; Eloise Clark 333, 276; Bob Meek 178, 209.

RECESS

Bob Meek brought the class to order leading song on page 159. Leaders: Ruth Garza 354, 312; Michele Cull 36b, 496; Sandy Schultheis 101, 270; Joyce Brown 495, 551; JoAnn Grimes 73b; Denise Morris 74b, 497; Faith Shine 147t, 300; Merle Mateika 48, 475; James Page 50 (SoH); Esther Rothenbusch 31b, 82t; Mike Grimes 49b, 236; Eloise Clark 313, 274.

LUNCH

Bob Meek called the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 515 and 123. Leaders: John Bealle 87, 34t; Sandy Schultheis 163, 64; Mary Brinkman 480 (SoH), 51 (SoH); JoAnn Grimes 145b; Denise Morris 163t; Faith Shine 17b (SoH), 308 (SoH); Michele Cull and Elizabeth Waters 34, 66; Joyce Brown 299.

RECESS

Merle Mateika called the class back together leading songs on pages 56 and 361. Leaders: Jim Page 16 (SoH), 92t (SoH); Mike Grimes 334, 58; Bob Meek 324t (SoH), 322 (SoH); Bob Meek and Allen DuBose 268; James Page 25 (for Joan Frankel).

Merle Mateika led song on page 347 (SoH) as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, April 2

Bob Meek brought the class to order and offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Karen Hojnacki 49b, 448; Bill Shetter 563 (CB), 559 (CB); Janet Fraembs 91, 421; Michele Cull and Elizabeth Waters 393 (CB), 408 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 163, 556; James Page 98 (CB), 147 (CB); Bob Meek 276; Val Dunagan 171, 128; Mike Veech 86, 228; Rita Ellertson 61, 510; Berkley Moore 99 (CB), 184 (CB); Lee Steinmetz 449 (CB), 229 (CB); Dick Dunagan 36 (CB), 74 (CB).

A memorial lesson was held with song on page 475 led in memory of Virgil Phillips. The song on page 68b was led for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Denise Morris 430 (CB), 494 (CB); Joyce Brown 447 (CB), 340 (CB); Ruth Garza 192, 107.

LUNCH

Bob Meek brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 209. Leaders: Bob Meek and Paul Kye Kim 515; Bob Cull 178, 488 (CB); Karen Hojnacki 505 (CB), 571 (CB); Bill Shetter 38t (CB), 367 (CB); Janet Fraembs 65, 532; Peggy Brayfield 195, 344; Merle Mateika 452; Brandon Borchman and Karen Hojnacki 145, 117; James Page 163b (CB), 272 (CB).

Announcements were made. Bob Meek led song on page 146 as the closing song. Ruth Garza dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Merle Mateika; Secretary—Brenda Waters.