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Harrods Creek-Bob Meek Memorial Singing

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 28-29, 2012

Saturday, April 28

The 17th annual singing convention at Harrods Creek Baptist Church was held the last Saturday in April and Sunday following. Michele Cull brought the class to order by leading 32t, followed by welcome and announcements by Rebecca Eldridge. Rebecca Eldridge led 33b. The opening prayer was offered by Jim Herr.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 322 (SoH); Grace Patterson 50t; David Carlton 256 (SoH); Greg Creech 74b; Vic Whisman 84; Sheila Patterson 47t; Greg Howard 142; Bill Hayes 364 (CB); Jim Herr 310 (SoH); Brad Bahler 143.

Michele Cull thanked Buford Parrish and Harrods Creek for allowing us to hold the convention there. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Michele Cull and Rebecca Eldridge; Finance Officer—Darrell Swarens; Arranging Committee—Brenda Waters, Chandler Bainter, Michele Cull, Annaliza Jane Cull; Secretary—Pat Meek.

Leaders: Loraine Bayer 274t; John Hoerr 186; Stephanie Fida 54t (CB); Michael Domino 173; Darrell Swarens 38 (SoH); Claire Outten 111 (SoH).

RECESS

Leaders: Tom Morton 49b; Ron Harper 440; Elene Stovall and Cathy Jean Spencer 216; Clara Herr 564; Janet Fraembs 217; Nate Green and Norma Green 175; Karen Bahler 155; Jubal Bayer 485; Thomas Smith 472; Debbie Hall 192; Steve Duff 331 (SoH); Joan Aldridge and Annaliza Jane Cull 384 (for Coy Ivey); Annaliza Jane Cull 393t (CB); Hans Bayer 240; William Shetter 121 (SoH); Sue Duff 30t (CB); John Bayer 89t (SoH); Joel Deckard 61; Bob Cull 505 (CB); Liz Meitzler 111b; Susan Zurcher 199 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 88 (SoH). Prayer before the noon meal was offered by Adrian Eldridge.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order for the afternoon session by Tim Morton leading 168, followed by welcome back by Rebecca Eldridge. Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 267b (SoH); Rebecca Eldridge 100; Ruth Dolby 277; Katherine Eldridge 254 (SoH); Mary Brinkman 313b; James Eldridge 50 (SoH); Johanna Sims 571 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 83t; Darrell Swarens 208; Bobette Olson 129; Doug Trent 276; Brenda Waters and Alan Johns 49t.

RECESS

Leaders: Michele Cull 224; Michele Cull and Tobiah Bingham 178; Nikos Pappas 250; Laurel Cornell 254; Tim Reynolds 33 (SoH); Grace Patterson 47b; David Carlton 265 (SoH); Greg Howard 448t; Sheila Patterson 35; Brad Bahler 55 (CB); Bill Hayes 367 (CB); John Hoerr 112; John Bayer 488b (CB); Michael Domino 172; Tom Morton 503; Darrell Swarens, Joan Aldridge, and Elene Stovall 36b; Darrell Swarens 63.

Announcements were made. Rebecca Eldridge led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge.

Sunday, April 29

The Sunday session of the Harrods Creek-Bob Meek Memorial singing was called to order by Darrell Swarens leading 72b. The morning prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge. Rebecca Eldridge welcomed everyone.

Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge 76b; Tim Morton 445; Johanna Sims 203; Peggy Brayfield 449 (CB); Susan Zurcher 430 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 565; Liz Meitzler 108b; Bob Cull 569b; J.R. Hardman 571 (CB); Joel Deckard 499; Sue Duff 110; Joan Aldridge 300; Laurel Cornell 223; Steve Duff 25b (SoH); Nate Green and Norma Green 354t; Tom Kochan 99; Nikos Pappas 87 (SoH); James Eldridge 530; Elene Stovall 222; Janet Fraembs 303 (SoH); Clara Herr 574 (CB); Stephanie Fida 210 (CB).

RECESS

Leaders: Katherine Eldridge 124; Jim Herr 228; Joan Frankel and Darrell Swarens 38 (SoH); William Shetter 331t (SoH); Adrian Eldridge 319; Kelly Toon 282; Bobby Watkins 406.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Darrell Swarens and Jim Herr. Darrell spoke, and led 86 in honor of the sick and shut-ins. Jim Herr spoke on behalf of the deceased, and led 285t in their memory.

Leaders: Annaliza Jane Cull 155; Tim Morton 269; Ruth Dolby 350; Randy Weber 322 (SoH); Michele Cull 496. Prayer before the noon meal was offered by Steve Duff.

LUNCH

James Eldridge led 168 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Johanna Sims 294; Peggy Brayfield 229 (CB); Levi Bainter 392; Annaliza Jane Cull 268; Joan Aldridge 166; Darrell Swarens and Adrian Eldridge 96 (CB) (in memory of Bob Meek); Susan Zurcher 551; Liz Meitzler 385b; J.R. Hardman 408 (CB); Sue Duff 276; Johann Kim 208; Stephanie Fida and Tobiah Bingham 48b; Tom Kochan 505 (CB); Steve Duff 39 (CB); Nikos Pappas 189.

RECESS

Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge 500; Janet Fraembs 532; Clara Herr 503; William Shetter 559 (CB); Jim Herr 182; Joan Frankel and Nikos Pappas 50 (SoH); Laurel Cornell 45t; Bobette Olson 146; Kelly Toon 488b (CB); James Eldridge 133 (SoH); Joel Deckard 535; Katherine Eldridge 513; Bobby Watkins 138t (CB); Bob Cull 66; Virginia Eldridge 224.

The closing prayer was offered by Jim Herr, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Michele Cull and Rebecca Eldridge; Secretary—Pat Meek