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Schoolhouse Singing

Eldridge Farm, Near Orleans, Indiana

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The 3rd annual Eldridge Schoolhouse singing was held at the Eldridge farm, near Orleans, Indiana, on the fourth Sunday in October. Rebecca Eldridge brought the class together by leading 37b. Bob Meek offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Adrian Eldridge; Arranging Committee—Rebecca Eldridge; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 32t; James Eldridge 35; Virginia Eldridge 209; Katherine Eldridge 335; Darrell Swarens 171; Bob Meek 361; Carol Munro Mosley 492; Steve Schmidgall 55 (CB); Paula Oliver 282; Tim Morton 76b; Angela Myers 127; Eddie Mash 450 (CB); Michael Mosley 449 (CB); Laura Morton 72b; Scott Oliver 145b; Adrian Eldridge 101t (CB).


Leaders: Joan Aldridge 384 (for Coy Ivey); Eric Schedler “Calhoun”; Tom Morton and Katy Morton 49t; Thomas Smith 203; Wayne Dell 66; Judy Caudle 464 (CB); Joel Deckard 463 (CB); Nate Zweig 337; Katie Zukof 504; Doug Trent 68b; Bill Hayes 277; Brandon Thomas 77b; Stephanie Fida 511t (CB).


The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Katy Morton and Rebecca Eldridge leading 448t. Leaders: Randy Weber “Vine Street”; Rebecca Eldridge 548; James Eldridge 44; Darrell Swarens and Virginia Eldridge 549; Tim Morton 242; Steve Schmidgall 136; Angela Myers 87; Stephanie Fida and Darrell Swarens 505 (CB).


Leaders: Michael Mosley 84; Virginia Eldridge and Angela Myers 393t (CB); Judy Caudle 464; Steve Schmidgall 333; Scott Oliver 313t; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Eddie Mash 269; Paula Oliver 354b; Bob Meek 268; James Eldridge 179; Stephanie Fida 408 (CB); Katherine Eldridge 146; Wayne Dell 235.

Announcements were made. Adrian Eldridge led 62 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Bob Meek, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Adrian Eldridge; Secretary—Darrell Swarens