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Harrods Creek Baptist Church

Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 28-29, 2001

Saturday, April 28

The tenth annual shape note singing was held at Harrods Creek Baptist Church in Brownsboro, Kentucky. “The Sacred Harp” and “Southern Harmony” books were used on Saturday, and the “Cooper Book” was added for Sunday.

Bob Meek opened the day of singing by leading song on page 103. John Bayer offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Brenda Waters 68b; Dick Dunagan 7t (SoH); Janet Fraembs 93 (SoH); David Rust 89t (SoH); John Bayer 132 (SoH); Lee Steinmetz 163b (SoH); S.T. Reed 64; Bud Oliver 398; Loraine Bayer, Jubal Bayer, and Hans Bayer 179; William Shetter 373; Mike Grimes 35; Marilyn Burchett 38 (SoH); Karen Hojnacki 448t; Sandie Scott and Tim Reynolds 28; Regina Bayer and Cara Kast 203.

RECESS

Bob Meek brought the class back to order leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Berkley Moore 300b (SoH); Robert French 133; Josh Kast and Mark Boyd 148; Mark Boyd and Josh Kast 209; Val Dunagan 322 (SoH); Jo Ann Grimes 128; Tim Reynolds 17b (SoH); Claire Simon 47; Michelle Cull 25 (SoH); Joan Frankel and Bob Meek 50 (SoH); Charles Coulston 99.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bob Meek leading song on page 123 (SoH). Leaders: Ruth Borchman 107; Bob Cull 388; Dick Dunagan 6 (SoH); Janet Fraembs 475; David Rust 264 (SoH); John Bayer 117; Lee Steinmetz 149; S.T. Reed 40; Bud Oliver 145b; Loraine Bayer, Jubal Bayer, and Hans Bayer 354. John Bayer offered the blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Bob Meek leading song on page 496. Leaders: Merle Matika 39; William Shetter 8 (SoH); Mike Grimes 278b (SoH); Marilyn Burchett 551; Karen Hojnacki 220; Sandie Scott 159; Regina Bayer 569b; Berkley Moore 114; Robert French 313b; Val Dunagan and Diane Blair 78 (SoH); Jo Ann Grimes and Mike Grimes 198; Tim Reynolds 278; Claire Simon 146; Mary Brinkman 497; Charles Coulston 344; Bob Cull 312b; Bud Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Bob Meek 270.

RECESS

The final session of the day was called to order by Bob Meek and Tam Flor leading songs on pages 276 and 49t. Leaders: Dick Dunagan 29; Janet Conrad and John Bayer 49b; Janet Fraembs 335; David Rust 17t (SoH); Lee Steinmetz 250; Loraine Bayer 106; William Shetter 154t (SoH); Mike Grimes 384; Karen Hojnacki 208; Bob Meek 25b (SoH).

Bob Meek led song on page 334 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, April 29

The day of singing began with Bob Meek leading song on page 103. Leaders: William Shetter 38t (CB); Michelle Cull 393 (CB); Lee Steinmetz 563 (CB), 559 (CB); David Rust 163, 96 (CB); Janet Fraembs 141 (CB), 410 (CB); Karen Hojnacki 505 (CB), 471 (CB); Mike Grimes 518 (CB), 572 (CB); Bud Oliver 535t (CB), 46t (CB).

RECESS

Bob Meek brought the class to order leading song on page 484 (CB). Leaders: S.T. Reed 74b (CB), 569; Jo Ann Grimes and Mike Grimes 492, 449 (CB); Val Dunagan 63 (SoH), 90 (SoH); Berkley Moore 164 (SoH), 163 (CB); Sandie Scott 571 (CB), 408.

A memorial lesson was held with Mike Grimes and Jo Ann Grimes leading song on page 500 for those that have passed away, and song on page 488 for the sick and shut-ins.

Leaders: Marilyn Burchett 229 (CB), 392 (CB).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Bob Meek leading song on page 324. Leaders: Dick Dunagan 259 (SoH), 14 (SoH); Merle Matika 31t, 361; Bob Cull 189, 148; Mark Risinger 45 (CB); Michelle Cull 236, 302; Lee Steinmetz 565, 179; Bill Shetter 330b (SoH); David Rust 200, 123; Alan DuBois and Bob Meek 268; Bob Meek 16 (SoH); Janet Fraembs 218; Mike Grimes 503; Bud Oliver 73t; S.T. Reed 541 (CB); Jo Ann Grimes 49b; Merle Matika 475.

The song on page 334 (SoH) was sung as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by Merle Matika.

Chairman—Bob Meek; Secretary—Brenda Waters.