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Harrods Creek Shape Note Convention

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 26-27, 2008

Saturday, April 26

The 13th annual singing at Harrods Creek Baptist Church was held the Saturday and Sunday before the first Saturday in May. The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Michele Cull; Secretary—Pat Meek; Arranging Committee—Brenda Waters, Chandler Bainter, and Rebecca Eldridge; Finance Committee—Liz Meitzler. The opening prayer was offered by Jim Herr.

Leaders: Bob Meek 32t; Michele Cull 49t; Tim Reynolds 312b; Liz Meitzler 142; David Carlton 52t; Peggy Brayfield 489; Eddie Mash 322 (SoH); James Page 173b (SoH); Darrell Swarens 38 (SoH); Jubal Bayer 143 (SoH); Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Sharon Hill 31t; Jim Herr 475; Susan Zurcher 174 (CB).

RECESS

Bob Meek brought the class back together leading 49b. Leaders: Brad Bahler 29t; Wayne Dell 277; Katie Duff 511t (CB); Regina Bayer 96 (CB); Auralee Furgason 344; Roger Crabtree 95b (CB); Clara Herr 564; Hans Bayer 383; Steven Schmidgall 308 (SoH); Robert Hill 107; Jim Helke 438; John Bayer 89t (SoH); William Shetter 38t (CB); Johann Kim 171; Sue Duff 331b (SoH); Michele Cull 361.

RECESS

Shirley Figura brought the class back together leading 39t. Leaders: Mike Grimes 574 (CB); Steve Duff 36b; Karen Swenson 39b (SoH); James Eldridge 436; Paul Figura 452; Karen Bahler 155; Loraine Bayer 354t.

LUNCH

Bob Meek brought the afternoon session together leading 488. Leaders: Randy Webber “Michele”; Tyler Scaff 393 (CB); Carol Crawford 41 (SoH); David Rust 131b; Adrian Eldridge 134; Ray Rechenberg 480; Mary Brinkman 47b; Doug Trent 66; Rebecca Eldridge 133 (SoH).

RECESS

Walt Scaff brought the class back together leading 45t. Leaders: Liz Meitzler 77b; Chandler Bainter 63; Elizabeth Rechenberg 388; Rob Bahler 163b; Bobette Olsen 82t; Zach Young 58; James Crawford 546; Joan Frankel 25b (SoH); Bob Cull 178; Michele Cull 215; Brenda Waters 68b; Theresa Smith 573 (CB); Joann Grimes and Mike Grimes 571 (CB).

Announcements were made. Michele Cull led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Bob Meek, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, April 27

Bob Meek opened the Sunday morning session leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge.

Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 24; Jim Herr 182; Wayne Dell 159; Regina Bayer 573 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 278t; Eddie Mash 269; Katie Duff and Katherine Eldridge 354b; Paul Figura 86; Greg Howard 571 (CB); Joan Aldridge 572 (CB); John Bayer 133 (CB); Sue Duff 485.

RECESS

Michele Cull brought the class back together leading 448t. Leaders: David Rust 34t; Tyler Scaff 79 (CB); Steve Duff 336t (CB); Elizabeth Rechenberg 282; Adrian Eldridge 89; Doug Trent 505 (CB); James Page 78 (SoH); Eloise Clark 569; Tracey Craic 38; Darrell Swarens and Joan Aldridge 542; Jubal Bayer 183; Jim Helke 507 (CB); Brenda Waters 147t; James Eldridge 434; William Shetter 43 (CB); Liz Meitzler 77t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Steve Duff, Doug Trent, and Bob Meek. Steve Duff led 267 for the sick and shut-ins. Bob Meek led 285t for the deceased. Steve Duff closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: JoAnn Grimes 500 (CB); Shirley Figura 235.

LUNCH

Steve Duff brought the class back together leading 569b. Leaders: Auralee Furgason 551; Claire Outten 83 (SoH); Hans Bayer 455; Steven Schmidgall 55 (CB); Liz Meitzler and Rebecca Eldridge 245; Loraine Bayer 100; Zach Young 40; Esther Crookshank and Sarah Morrison 536; Ray Reckenberg 99; Stephanie Fida 270; Karen Swenson 391 (CB); Mike Grimes and Darrell Wilson 318; Earlene Cunningham 288; Virginia Eldridge 503; Michele Cull 236; Liz Meitzler 105; Roger Crabtree 35; Kalee Duncan 41; Carol Medlicott 440; Clara Herr 547; Carol Crawford 163t; Walt Scaff 488 (SoH); James Crawford 186; Katherine Eldridge 85; Darrell Swarens 145t; Rebecca Eldridge 507.

Announcements were made. Michele Cull led 146 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Darrell Wilson, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Michele Cull; Secretary—Pat Meek