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Schoolhouse Singing

Eldridge Farm, near Orleans, Indiana

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The 4th annual Eldridge Schoolhouse singing was held at the Eldridge farm, near Orleans, Indiana, on the fourth Sunday in October. James Eldridge brought the class together by leading 37b, and 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 33b; Katherine Eldridge 274t; Darrell Swarens and Joan Aldridge 36b; Carol Munro Mosley 73t; Virginia Eldridge 568, 163t; Paula Oliver 209, 540; Bob Meek 128, 49b; Wayne Dell 49t, 47b; John Hoerr 457, 168; Michael Mosley 225t, 399b.

RECESS

Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 101t; Rebecca Eldridge 396; Tim Morton, Joel Deckard, Heather Summers, Johanna Sims, and Chris Ortega 155; Katie Zukof 504; William Shetter 38t (CB); Stephanie Fida 522; Laura Morton 288; Liz Meitzler 294; Terry Dignon and Carol Munro Mosley 83b; Annaliza Cull 448t; Richard Berg and Stephanie Fida 505 (CB); Joel Deckard 535; Randy Weber 86; James Vest 45t; Tom Morton 358; Darrell Swarens 146; Scott Oliver 68b. Bob Meek offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Bob Meek leading 511t (CB). Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 426b; Carol Munro Mosley 196; Joan Aldridge 167; James Eldridge 72b; Randy Weber “Blessed Be The Dead”; Bob Meek 574 (CB); Tim Morton 365; Michael Mosley 392; Joan Aldridge and Darrell Swarens 217; Paula Oliver 442; Annaliza Cull 268; Liz Meitzler 572 (CB); Katie Zukof 189; William Shetter 488b (CB).

RECESS

Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge 38b; Bob Cull 547; Wayne Dell 571 (CB); Adrian Eldridge 314; Brenda Waters 515; Pauline Oliver, Scot Oliver, Patti Oliver, and Paula Oliver 32t; Stephanie Fida 393t (CB); Liz Meitzler 312b; Rebecca Eldridge, James Eldridge, and Katherine Eldridge 324; Richard Berg, Barbara Berg, and Katherine Eldridge 463 (CB); Annaliza Cull, Michele Cull, and Darrell Swarens 236.

Announcements were made. James Eldridge led 46 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