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Bob Meek Memorial and Harrods Creek
Shape Note Singing Convention

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 28-29, 2018

Saturday, April 28

The 22nd annual Shape Note Singing Convention at Harrods Creek Baptist Church was called to order by James Eldridge, who offered the opening prayer. Stephanie Fida and Brenda Waters were appointed to serve as secretaries.

Leaders: James Eldridge 59; Tim Morton 270; Jim Herr 312t (SoH); Virginia Eldridge 412; Caleb Dillehay 48t; Stephanie Fida 39t; Bob Cull 547; Ben Fink 59 (SoH); Bill Hayes 551; Tom Morton 209; Katherine Eldridge 306; John Hoerr 102; Greg Creech 328 (CB); Steve Duff 138t (CB): Clara Herr 273 (CB); Adrian Eldridge 189; Curtis Cook 569 (CB); Tim Gregg 90; Sue Duff 331 (SoH): Katie Huffman and John Huffman 82t; Randy Weber 564.

RECESS

Leaders: James Eldridge 176b; Doug Trent and Brenda Waters 68b; Eddie Mash 116b (SoH): Patrick Weatherington 47t; Erin Fulton 265 (SoH); Nate Zweig 35b (SoH): Donnie Simmet 16 (SoH): Jeff Begley 330t; David Carlton 256 (SoH); Tom Fahrbach 464 (CB); Liz Metzler 49 (SoH): Ed Walton and Steve Duff 505 (CB);

Laura Morton 49b; Katie Huffman and John Huffman 518.

RECESS

James Eldridge brought the class back together. Leaders: Ray Rechenberg 148; Mary Brinkman 313b; David Casenhiser 146; Tom Kochan 96 (CB); Ivy Jackson and Tim Morton 448t. A blessing was asked by Adrian Eldridge.

LUNCH

James Eldridge called class back to order by leading 30b. Leaders: Ben Fink 245; John Hoerr 192; Michele Cull 36b; Jim Herr 556; Carol Wendt 97; Creg Creech 74b; Annaliza Cull 155; Sue Duff 276; Caleb Dillehay 540; Curtis Cook 333; John Wendt 46; Eddie Mash 497 (CB); Patrick Weatherington 563 (CB); Clara Herr 300; Erin Fulton 38b; Nate Zweig 37t; Jeff Begley 156 (CB); David Carlton 411 (CB); Katie Huffman and John Huffman 171; Tom Fahrbach 76 (SoH); Ed Walton 236.

RECESS

Leaders: Stephanie Fida 448 (CB): Randy Webber (own composition); Delainey Bowers 504; Tom Morton 496; John Huffman 507t (CB); James Eldridge 522 (CB); Liz Meitzler 559 (CB); Laura Morton 503; Ray Rechenberg 133 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 154 (SoH); Steve Duff 454; Tom Kochan 573 (CB).

Announcements were made. James Eldridge led 62 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, April 29

The Sunday session of the Bob Meek Memorial/Harrods Creek Shape Note Convention was called to order by James Eldridge leading 32t.

Leaders: Laura Morton 178; Katherine Eldridge 179; Greg Creech 39t (SoH); Ray Rechenberg 40; Bob Cull 535; Adrian Eldridge 108b; Tim Gregg 99; Ben Fink 580 (CB); Eddie Mash 450 (CB); Tim Morton 465 (CB): Clara Herr 515; Doug Trent 59; Erin Fulton 310 (SoH): Tom Morton 313b; Sheila Patterson 36b; Donnie Simmet 38b; Zachary Davis 480; Caleb Dillehay 17 (SoH); Jim Patterson 278b.

RECESS

James Eldridge called the class back together by leading 34t. Leaders: Virginia Eldridge 330b; Mike Grimes 574 (CB): Jim Herr 222; Karen Arnett 300; Grace Patterson 47t; Jeff Begley 61 (SoH); Tom Fahrbach 357 (CB); Katherine Eldridge 506; Ivy Jackson and Tim Morton 445.

RECESS

The class went to church service and sang two songs for the congregation. Upon return to Harrods Creek, the class was called back together by Stephanie Fida leading 512 (CB). Leaders: Annaliza Cull 268 (in memory of Bob Meek and Darrell Swarens); Greg Creech 484 (CB); Tim Gregg 64; Ben Fink 53.

RECESS

The memorial lesson was held. The list of names of the sick and shut-ins was read, and the class sang 448b for them. The list of names of the deceased was read, and the class sang 285t in their memory. Eddie Mash and Stephanie Fida led 507 for Darrell Swarens. Leaders: Clara Herr 29t; Erin Fulton 78 (CB); Donnie Simmer 532; Caleb Dillehay 572; Kelly Toon 481. Greg Creech offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by James Eldridge leading 76b. Leaders: Mike Grimes 569b; Bill Hayes 163b; Karen Arnett 474; Seamus Allman 47b; Grace Patterson 344; Jeff Begley 150 (CB); Roger Crabtree 392 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 142; Tim Morton 89t (SoH): Jim Herr 182; Joann Grimes and Mike Grimes 236; Tom Fahrbach 98 (CB); Sheila Patterson 571 (CB): Laura Morton 294; Bob Cull, Ben Weber, and Rachel Weber 49b; Adrian Eldridge, Virginia Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, James Eldridge, and Stephanie Fida 208; Jim Patterson 274t; Doug Trent 146; Ray Rechenberg 436; Michele Cull and guests 496; Joel Deckard, Katherine Deckard, and baby 25; Tom Morton 335; Esther Crookshank 299 (SoH); Ray Horton 322 (SoH). Announcements were made.

James Eldridge led 347 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand.

Chairman—James Eldridge; Secretaries—Stephanie Fida and Brenda Waters