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Harrods Creek Shape Note Convention

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 28-29, 2007

Saturday, April 28

The 12th annual singing at Harrods Creek Baptist Church was held the Saturday and Sunday before the first Saturday in May. Michele Cull brought the class to order leading 59. Bob Meek requested 441 by speaker phone from the hospital. Jim Herr offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Michele Cull; Secretary—Brenda Waters; Arranging Committee—Chandler Bainter and Rebecca Eldridge.

Leaders: Esther Crookshank 81t; David Rust 65; Wayne Dell 159; Peggy Brayfield 40; Michele Cull and Buford Parrish 45t; William Shetter 488b (CB); Darrell Swarens 335; Katie Duff 511t (CB); Brad Bahler 55 (CB); Adrian Eldridge 270; Steve Duff 166.

RECESS

Karen Bahler brought the class back together leading 312b. Leaders: Carol Medlicott 114; G.C. Waldrep 182; Jubal Bayer 324; Janet Fraembs 322 (SoH); Melissa Mease 47b; Clara Herr 547; Laura Russell 318; John Bayer 75; James Eldridge 146; Sue Duff 66; Susan Zurcher 323b; Jim Herr 475; James Page 78 (SoH); Hans Bayer 196; Carol Crawford 309; Virginia Eldridge and Katherine Eldridge 142; Levi Bainter and Chandler Bainter 392 (CB); Doug Trent 178; Michael Darby 135.

RECESS

Brenda Waters brought the class back together leading 38t (CB). Leaders: Tim Reynolds 86; Liz Meitzler 55; Greg Creech 401; Loraine Bayer 152 (CB); Mike Grimes 574 (CB); Rebecca Eldridge 282; Berk Meitzler 496; Nikos Pappas 164 (SoH); Tyler Scaff 393t (CB).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Michele Cull leading 384. Leaders: Joan Aldridge 268; Mary Brinkman 313b; Jim Crawford 518 (CB); David Rust 89 (SoH); Wayne Dell 48; Brad Bahler and Robert Bahler 77t; Liz Meitzler 56b; Peggy Brayfield 195; Katherine Eldridge, Virginia Eldridge, and Kristina Clifford 117; William Shetter 336t (CB); Darrell Swarens 39 (SoH); Brad Bahler 29t.

RECESS

Adrian Eldridge brought the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: Steve Duff 331b (SoH); Karen Bahler 128; Katie Duff and Sue Duff 155; Carol Medlicott 299; G.C. Waldrep 269; Jubal Bayer 71; Janet Fraembs 217; Mike Grimes 236; Tim Reynolds 278t; Melissa Mease and Liz Meitzler 455; Clara Herr 504; Laura Russell 485; John Bayer 143 (SoH); Michele Cull 46.

Announcements were made. Jim Herr dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, April 29

Michele Cull brought the class to order leading 39t. The opening prayer was offered by Greg Creech.

Leaders: Greg Creech 68; Wayne Dell 30t; Peggy Brayfield 556; Jim Crawford 107; Steve Duff 325 (SoH); Janet Fraembs 440; William Shetter 278b (SoH); John Bayer 571 (CB); Darrell Swarens 505 (CB); Jubal Bayer 410t; Clara Herr 573; Laura Russell 163t; Sue Duff 572 (CB).

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Susan Zurcher leading 344 (CB). Leaders: Jim Herr 310 (SoH); David Rust 39t; James Page 16 (SoH); Hans Bayer 300; Adrian Eldridge 20 (SoH); Katie Duff 511t (CB); Carol Medlicott 41 (SoH); G.C. Waldrep 43 (SoH); James Eldridge 163b; Rebecca Eldridge 168; Michael Darby 50 (SoH); Carol Crawford 17b (SoH); Katherine Eldridge and Katie Duff 117; John Bayer and Joan Frankel 89 (SoH).

Darrell Swarens and Joan Aldridge led 134 in honor of the sick and shut-ins.

Jim Herr and Adrian Eldridge led 48b in memory of the deceased. Steve Duff closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Regina Bayer 384; Sarah Wood 268; Dale Epperson 231; Doug Trent and Rebecca White 276.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Michele Cull leading 136. Leaders: Liz Meitzler 215; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Loraine Bayer 133; Virginia Eldridge 448t; Tyler Scaff 488b (CB); Carol Crawford 312t (SoH); Wayne Dell 277; Peggy Brayfield 88 (SoH); Liz Meitzler 68b; Jim Crawford 478; Joyce Brown 340 (CB); Steve Duff 189; Janet Fraembs 133 (CB); Bill Shetter 515 (CB); John Bayer 39 (CB); Darrell Swarens 198.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Clara Herr leading 503. Leaders: Jubal Bayer 288; Hans Bayer 179; Sue Duff 488t (CB); Susan Zurcher 174 (CB); Rebecca Eldridge and Jim Herr 436; David Rust 528; Regina Bayer 142; James Page 72 (SoH); G.C. Waldrep 532; Adrian Eldridge, Virginia Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, and James Eldridge 569t; Loraine Bayer 146; Carol Medlicott 430; Katie Duff 454; Sarah Wood 455; Liz Meitzler 312b; Dale Epperson 47b; Doug Trent 209.

Announcements were made, and class was dismissed with prayer.

Books used in addition to the Sacred Harp, 1991 edition, were Southern Harmony (SoH) and Cooper Book, 1992 Edition (CB).

Chairperson—Michele Cull; Secretary—Brenda Waters