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Ohio Valley Shape Note Singing

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 26-27, 2003

Saturday, April 26

The twelfth annual shape note singing was held at Harrods Creek Baptist Church in Brownsboro, Kentucky on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in April. Bob Meek called the class to order leading 32t. Lee Steinmetz offered the opening prayer.

Three books were used: “The Sacred Harp”, “Cooper Book”, and “Southern Harmony.

Leaders: Brenda Waters 68b; Sherry List 148; Chandler Bainter 422t (CB); Berkley Moore 59 (SoH); Regina Bayer 497 (CB); Glenn Fulbright 63; Bill Shetter 516 (CB); James Page 173b (SoH); Janet Fraembs 421; Kathy Lee 1 (SoH); John Bayer and Hans Bayer 128; Lee Steinmetz 559 (SoH); Claire Simon 106; David Lee 28 (CB); Bob Meek 540 (CB).


Bob Meek brought the class to order leading 49t. Leaders: Claire Outten 38 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 455; Loraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 144; Joan Aldridge 84 (CB); Paul Gauthier 571 (CB); Elizabeth Waters and Shyann Carmen 393t (CB); Mike Grimes 569b; Jim Herr 313b; Michael Leitz 159. Bob Meek spoke about the history of Harrods Creek Baptist Church.


Bob Meek brought the class back to order with 275 (SoH). Leaders: Scott Moore 503; Louis Hughes, Jr. 112; Kalee Duncan and Briana Meek 270; Joyce Brown 495; Mary Brinkman 178; Faith Shine 300; Charles Coulston 344; Berkley Moore 575 (CB); Regina Bayer 140 (CB); Glenn Fulbright 479; Bill Shetter 380 (CB); Laura Chipe 83 (SoH); James Page 121 (SoH); Janet Fraembs 322 (SoH); Kathy Lee 268t (CB); John Bayer 511t (CB); Lee Steinmetz 250; Claire Simon 143.


Bob Meek brought the afternoon session to order leading 29b. Leaders: Bob Meek and Loraine Franklin 505 (CB); Levi Bainter and Chandler Bainter 392 (CB); David Lee 274t (CB); Claire Outten 384; Michele Cull 236; Loraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 146; Joan Aldridge 572 (CB), 515 (CB); Paul Gauthier 98 (CB); Mike Grimes 475; Jim Herr 38t (CB).


Bob Meek Brought the class together leading 354. Leaders: Jim Herr 336t (CB) (for his wife, Hester); Faith Shine 16 (SoH); David Lee “Meek” (by Merle Mateika); Louis Hughes, Jr. 225t; Lee Steinmetz 154; Claire Simon 501 (David Lee walked time); Mary Brinkman 457; Charles Coulston 66; Joyce Brown 496; Bob Meek 324 (SoH) (for all soldiers).

Bob Meek led 334 (SoH) as the closing song. Lee Steinmetz offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, April 27

The Sunday morning session was brought to order by Bob Meek leading 103 (SoH), and then offering the opening prayer.

Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 28; Berkley Moore 300b (SoH); Regina Bayer 164 (SoH); Bill Shetter 164 (CB); Janet Fraembs 480; James Page 76; Kathy Lee 62 (SoH); Bob Meek and Mrs. Roady 358, 205, 388; John Bayer 88 (SoH); David Rust 322 (SoH); Michele Cull 408 (CB).


Bob Meek brought the class to order leading 123 (SoH). Leaders: Eloise Clark 313b; Loraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 278b; John Bealle 7 (CB); Joan Aldridge 39 (CB); Paul Gauthier 432 (CB); David Lee 377b (CB) (for Joan Frankel); Mike Grimes 335; Debbie Hall 528; Jim Herr and Clara Herr 383; Louis Hughes, Jr. 39; Jamie Duff, Michele Cull, Megan Duff, and Bridid Herr 488b (CB); Fred Todt 270.


Michele Cull brought the class to order leading 155. Leaders: Steve Duff 373; Claire Simon 504.

The memorial lesson was held with David Lee leading 182 (SoH) for the deceased and Jim Herr leading 285t for the sick and shut-ins. Doug Trent read the list of those remembered, and Steve Duff closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Lee Steinmetz 163b; Joyce Brown 354b; Clara Herr 107; Jim Page 25b (SoH); Bob Cull 178.


Bob Meek brought the afternoon session to order leading 49b. Leaders: Paul (nephew of Kelly Day) 500 (CB); Bob Meek 268 (for Allen Dubois); Peggy Brayfield 556; Berkley Moore 114; Elizabeth Waters, Shyann Carmen, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 49t; Regina Bayer 156 (CB); Bill Shetter 213 (CB); Janet Fraembs 532; Jim Page 72t (SoH); Kathy Lee 572 (CB); Kathy Lee and David Lee 574 (CB); John Bayer 235; David Rust 260; David Lee 511t (CB), 511b (CB); Jamie Duff 306 (SoH).


Michele Cull brought the class to order leading 361 (CB). Leaders: Mike Grimes 236; Eloise Clark 565; Fred Todt 362; Loraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 277; Mark Reisinger and Todd Lanham 484; Paul Gauthier 546 (CB).

Announcements were made. Michele Cull will be the Chair for next year’s singing along with Bob Meek acting as Vice Chairman.

Bob Meek led 146 as the closing song and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Bob Meek; Secretary—Brenda Waters.