Fret Set, Covered Bridge Harmony to play ParkFest

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Covered Bridge Harmony will perform at the upcoming ParkFest. (Courtesy photo)

The Tuesday, June 30 edition of ParkFest will feature a pair of longtime acts at the free summer concert series sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League.

The 6:30 p.m. show will kick off with the Fret Set Band, followed by Covered Bridge Harmony.

This week's food vendor will be Anthony's Pizza.

The Fret Set Band is a group of friends who enjoy making old-time music and sharing it with others. The band is celebrating its 21st year together.

The songs include traditional and contemporary folk music.

All the band members play multiple instruments.

The band is composed of Lenora Bowlby on dulcimer, Don Bowlby on mandolin, Rick Smock on lead guitar and vocals, Larry Kersey on stand-up bass, Bill Lorton on fiddle, Jill Dombrowski on hammered dulcimer and other instruments, Mike Van Rensselaer on guitar and banjo, John Kellum on fiddle and Cliff Gammon on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, flute, harmonica, dobro, Hawaiian steel guitar and ukulele.

Covered Bridge Harmony, a woman's a cappella singing group, was founded in January 2003. The group is a part of Area 4 in Harmony Inc., an international organization for women barbershoppers.

Area 4 includes more than 20 states as well as parts of Canada. The chorus has competed in 12 area competitions and were the Area 4 champions in 2010. They have qualified for and competed in nine Harmony Inc. international competitions.

Covered Bridge enjoys presenting shows locally and singing with its sister chorus in the Indianapolis area. The group has performed for people in Terre Haute, Staunton, Fincastle, Monrovia, and Indianapolis as well as taking part in Greencastle's Parkfest , Fourth of July celebration and Airport Appreciation Days.

The chorus was honored by being included on the CD made for the Putnam County Museum's fundraiser three years ago.

Perhaps the group's biggest excitement came when it was asked to sing the National Anthem before the Colts game on Dec. 31, 2006 and its biggest honor was being asked to sing at the last reunion of the survivors from the USS Indianapolis.

Covered Bridge has great fun singing for the residents at the local nursing homes throughout the year. Its members come from Putnam, Clay, Hendricks and Hamilton counties.

Currently the membership include director Sara Stone, Kathryn Dory, Beth Montgomery, Shirley Richards, Linda Schroeder, Debbie Lambert, Susann Griffith, Jodi Leach, Patti Hargis, Anita Edenfield, Kelly Genotte, Kathi Hornbeck, Glenda Edwards, Roseanne Jensen, Lenora Bowlby, Karen Smogor, Denise Thede, Kathy Custis, Phyllis Smith, Skip Sutton and Karen Weaver.

Coming ParkFest performers and vendors include:

* July 7: Chris Wurster, Saturday Shoes (Burgers & Such)

* July 14: Lexi Len and the Strangers, Gus Moon (Putnam Inn)

* July 28: John Bean, Dominique Rivers (Putnam Inn)

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