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Harrods Creek/Bob Meek Memorial Singing

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 25-26, 2015

Saturday, April 25

The 20th annual singing convention at Harrods Creek Baptist Church was held the last Saturday in April and Sunday following. Michele Cull called the class to order by leading 29t. Buford Parrish, deacon of Harrods Creek, welcomed the class and gave a history of the church. Darrell Swarens and Michele Cull led 441 (in memory of Bob Meek).

Leaders: Zach Davis 152; Jim Page 16 (SoH); Bill Hayes 535; Ray Horton 322 (SoH); Peggy Brayfield 385t; Ray Rechenberg 475; Bill Shetter 96 (CB); Susan Zurcher 344 (CB); Hans Bayer 42; Greg Creech 33b; Janelle Davis and Michele Cull 573 (CB); David Carlton 256 (SoH); Grace Patterson 47t; Doug Trent 480; Jim Herr 440; Len VanderJagt 511t (CB); Sheila Patterson 81t; Bob Cull 285t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Michele Cull; Finance Officer—Joel Deckard; Arranging Officer—Brenda Waters; Secretary—Pat Meek.

RECESS

Leaders: Michelle Cull 111t; Tim Reynolds 33 (SoH); Levi Bainter 392 (CB); Annaliza Cull 268; Stephanie Fida 543; Sue Duff 276; Brad Oglesby 192; Liz Meitzler 77t; Katherine Eldridge 156; Clara Herr 25; Joel Deckard 82 (SoH); Steve Duff 138t (CB); Jim Patterson 435; Tim Morton 76t; Jubal Bayer 203; Heather Summers and Carol Briggs 448t; Barb VanderJagt 112; Tim Morton 155; Violetta Latham 209; Eddie Mash 146 (SoH). Steve Duff offered a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Leaders: Michele Cull and Jim Herr 166; Virginia Eldridge 173; Nate Zweig 12 (SoH); Carol Crawford 38t (CB); Johanna Sims 344; Billy See and Vicki See 108b; Bobette Olson 362; Wayne Dell 49t; Zach Davis 163b; Jim Crawford 569t; Carol Briggs and Peggy Brayfield 63; Ray Rechenberg 40; Bill Shetter 463 (CB); Susan Zurcher 505 (CB); Hans Bayer 564; Greg Creech 74b; David Carlton 411 (CB); Tim Reynolds 84t (SoH); Sue Duff 142.

RECESS

Leaders: Jim Crawford and Carol Crawford 354t; Jubal Bayer 89t (SoH); Randy Webber 358; Kristen Davis 159; Heather Summers 47b; Violetta Latham 207; Steve Duff 454; Jim Page 173b (SoH); Grace Patterson 274t; Len VanderJagt 350.

Announcements were made. Michele Cull led 347. The closing prayer was offered by Jim Herr.

Sunday, April 26

The Sunday session of the Harrods Creek Singing Convention was brought to order by Michele Cull leading 31t. She welcomed everyone.

Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge 37b; Joel Deckard 25 (SoH); Eloise Clark 330 (SoH); Janelle Davis 268t (CB); Tom Kochan 505 (CB); John Beale 285t; Adrian Eldridge 284; Darrell Swarens and Jim Herr 222; Johanna Sims 571 (CB); Barb VanderJagt 146; Laura Mattingly 178; Peggy Brayfield 39b (SoH).

RECESS

Leaders: Michele Cull 176t; Eddie Mash 116 (SoH); Tim Morton 182; Billy See and Vicki See 288; Len VanderJagt 452; Jim Page 92 (SoH); Bill Hayes 507; Jim Crawford 228; Clara Herr 300; Michele Cull 155; Annaliza Cull 448t; Kelly Toon 504; Carol Crawford 325 (SoH); Liz Meitzler 179; Doug Trent 147t; Stephanie Fida and Jim Herr 122; Bob Cull 569b; Kristen Davis 53.

Stephanie Fida, Rebecca Eldridge, and Virginia Eldridge conducted the memorial lesson. They led 460 in honor of the sick and shut-ins and 499 in memory of the deceased.

Leaders: Tom Morton 503; Jim Patterson 278t; Katherine Eldridge 322 (SoH); Sheila Patterson 554 (CB); James Eldridge 418; Randy Webber 422; Virginia Eldridge 133 (CB). Tom Morton offered a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Leaders: Michele Cull 72b; Brenda Waters 535; Peggy Brayfield 376 (CB); Janelle Davis 38 (SoH); Donna Kochan 573 (CB); Eloise Clark 569t; Stephanie Fida 408 (CB); Carol Crawford 331b (SoH); Billy See and Vicki See 339; Annaliza Cull 236; Jim Crawford 472; John Beale 347 (CB); Jim Patterson 565; Tom Morton 49t; Tom Kochan 572 (CB); Levi Bainter 63; Sheila Patterson 56b; Eddie Mash 464 (CB); Jim Page 121 (SoH); Jim Herr 36b; Darrell Swarens and Joan Aldridge 198; Tim Morton 168.

Announcements were made. The Arranging Officer announced that singers from ten US states, Denmark, and Turkey were in attendance. The closing prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Michele Cull; Secretary—Pat Meek