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Eldridge Schoolhouse Singing

Lynd Schoolhouse, Orleans, Indiana

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The annual Eldridge Schoolhouse Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in December. Adrian Eldridge called the class to order by leading 32t, and then he offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Virginia Eldridge 82t, 300; James Eldridge 426t, 126; Katherine Eldridge 291, 298; Bill Hayes 556, 338; Álvaro Witt Duarté 89, 186; Darrell Swarens 217 (in memory of Demus Aldridge), 36b (in memory of Robert Aldridge); Laura Morton 163b, 178; John Huffman 48t, 492; Joel Deckard and Katherine Deckard 40, 535.

RECESS

Adrian Eldridge brought the class back together by leading 107. Leaders: Curtis Cook 86, 223; Tim Morton 306, 227; Beth Garfinkel 504, 146; Tom Morton 313b, 209; Erin Fulton 77t, 58; John Hoerr 212, 189; Ivy Jackson and Tim Morton 445, 448t.

RECESS

James Eldridge brought the class back together by leading 37b. Leaders: Patrick Weatherington 49b, 503; Tim Gregg 30t, 99; Doug Trent 480, 31t; Janice Harrell 85, 369; Adrian Eldridge 461, 312t; Álvaro Witt Duarté 312b, 276; John Huffman 546, 198; Tom Morton 496, 155. Gary Huffman asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Adrian Eldridge brought the class back to order leading 349. Leaders: John Hoerr 440; Annie Kidwell and Katherine Eldridge 128; Joan Aldridge 150; Virginia Eldridge 542; Bill Hayes 268; Curtis Cook 547; Joel Deckard and Katherine Deckard 162; Beth Garfinkel 200; Tim Morton 204; Erin Fulton 102; Katherine Eldridge and Bill Hayes 16 (SoH); Adam Daugherty and Rebecca Daugherty 65; Ivy Jackson and Tim Morton 288; Tim Gregg 92; Doug Trent and Brenda Waters 515; Janice Harrell 149; Álvaro Witt Duarté 350; John Huffman 344; Tom Morton 457; Laura Morton 49t.

RECESS

Adrian Eldridge brought the class back together by leading 303. Leaders: James Eldridge 373; Delaney Bowers 335; Virginia Eldridge 39b; Erin Fulton 528; Bill Hayes 354b; Curtis Cook 333; Tom Morton 145b; Annie Kidwell and Katherine Eldridge 176b; Joel Deckard and Katherine Deckard 61; Darrell Swarens 269 (in memory of Daphene Causey).

Announcements were made. Adrian Eldridge led 347 as the closing song. He offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Adrian Eldridge; Vice Chairman—James Eldridge; Secretaries—Erin Fulton and Katherine Eldridge