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Bob Meek Memorial Shape Note
Singing Convention

Harrods Creek Baptist Church, Brownsboro, Kentucky

April 27-28, 2019

Saturday, April 27

The 24th annual singing convention at Harrods Creek Baptist Church was held the last Saturday in April and the Sunday following. Tom Morton called the class to order. Jim Herr offered the opening prayer. During the first session Buford Parrish, deacon of Harrods Creek Baptist Church, welcomed the class and gave a history of the church.

Leaders: Randy Weber (his own composition); Shannon Tibbs 42; Bob Cull 163b; Paul Adams 143; Ed Walton 505 (CB); Annaliza Cull 155; Tim Creech 101t; Adrian Eldridge 319; Clara Herr 75; Aaron Jones 39b (SoH); Joel Deckard, Daphne Myers, and family 384; Ray Rechenberg 40; Virginia Eldridge 396; Josh Walton 463 (CB).


Tom Morton called class back together leading 496. Leaders: Jim Herr 83 (SoH); Anthony D’Agostino 282; Claudia Dean 41 (SoH); Greg Creech 39t (SoH); Brenda Dunlap 73t; Jeff Begley 416t (CB); Lydia Lewallen 539; Stephanie Fida 524 (CB); Eddie Mash 273 (CB); Joan Aldridge 572 (CB); Curtis Cook 217.


Leaders: Michele Cull 76b; Sileymani Ka, Ivy Jackson, and Michele Cull 448t; Karen Arnett 474; Joel Deckard and Kathryn Deckard 89 (SoH); Randy Weber 517 (CB); Shannon Tibbs 28b; Bob Cull and Colson Rosa 49b; Paul Adams 569b; Ed Walton and Ray Rechenberg 524; Tim Gregg and Joy Dunn 391 (CB); Adrian Eldridge 522 (CB).


Tom Morton called class back to order by leading 277. Leaders: Clara Herr 336 (CB); Aaron Jones 376; Joel Deckard 535; Ray Rechenberg 133 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 153; Josh Walton 587 (CB); Jim Herr 546; Anthony D’Agostino 30t; Annaliza Cull 344; Claudia Dean 318 (SoH); Greg Creech 38 (SoH); Doug Trent 66; Liz Meitzler 337 (SoH); Bill Hayes 236; Brenda Dunlap 484; Jeff Begley 61 (SoH); Lydia Lewallen 450 (CB).


Leaders: Stephanie Fida 52t; Johanna Sims 175; Eddie Mash 365; Joan Aldridge 166; Curtis Cook 38 (CB); Karen Arnett 543; Kathryn Deckard 300; Randy Weber 115 (SoH); Josh Walton 486 (CB); Ray Rechenberg 268; Shannon Tibbs 276; Anthony D’Agostino 235; Aaron Jones 269; Curtis Cook 333.

Tom Morton made announcements. Paul Adams led 537 (CB) as the closing hymn.

Sunday, April 28

The Sunday session of the 24th annual Bob Meek Memorial Convention was brought to order by Tom Morton leading 33b. He welcomed everyone. The opening prayer was offered by Eddie Mash.

Leaders: Tim Gregg and Brenda Dunlap 99, 485; Joel Deckard 313t, 313b; Clara Herr 564, 115; David Carlton 256 (SoH), 16 (SoH); Greg Creech 73b, 350; Annaliza Cull 168, 445; Claudia Dean 81 (SoH), 199 (SoH); Jim Herr 310 (SoH), 312 (SoH).

The class walked over and joined the congregation of Harrods Creek Baptist Church in the new building during their Sunday service, sang 47t, followed by 155 for them, and then reconvened in the old church.

Leaders: Tom Morton 63; Lydia Lewallen 176t, 176b; Stephanie Fida 451 (CB), 163 (CB); Laura Morton 163b, 178; Jeff Begley 269 (SoH), 19 (SoH); Eddie Mash 164 (SoH), 218.

Stephanie Fida and Adrian Eldridge conducted the memorial lesson. Stephanie led 70t for the sick and shut-ins. Adrian led 111b in memory of the deceased. Eddie Mash offered prayer.

Leaders: Katherine Eldridge 426t, 322 (SoH); Joan Aldridge 573; Brenda Dunlap 4b (SoH), 259 (SoH); Jim Patterson 29t, 278t; Bob Cull 285t, 148; James Eldridge 567 (CB), 318. Greg Creech asked a blessing before the lunch break.


Leaders: Tom Morton 457; Sheila Patterson 225t (CB), 571 (CB); Liz Meitzler and Daniella 331b (SoH), 254 (SoH); Grace Patterson 73t, 27; Eddie Mash and Stephanie Fida 178, 86 (in memory of Darrell Swarens); Jeff Begley 309 (SoH), 302; David Carlton 411 (CB), 587 (CB); Annaliza Cull 64, 68b; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Brenda Dunlap 48b (SoH), 49 (SoH); Johann Kim 66; Kelly Toon 300; Katherine Eldridge 139; Stephanie Fida, Katherine Eldridge, and James Eldridge 208; Adrian Eldridge 107; Bob Cull 547; Joel Deckard 25b (SoH). Tom Morton made closing announcements, and led 347.

Chairman—Tom Morton and Michele Cull; Arranging Committee—Brenda Waters, Michele Cull, Annaliza Cull; Secretary—Brenda Waters