GREENVILLE — The Lemon family of Greenville has been singing together for quite some time.
Mike and Lori met in high school and, after they were married, began singing together throughout Darke County. Once Kari and Julie were born, they quickly joined in.
The Lemon Family has performed at various church and benefit functions throughout the Darke County area, including the Great Darke County Fair and the Darke County Cancer Society Gospel Sing.
Mike works at BASF Corp. in Greenville. He also works from home through other various companies. His wife is employed through the Whitewater Eye Centers, working primarily in the Greenville office but also travels to Richmond as well. she also serves as the music director and organist at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Greenville.
Kari graduated from Ball State University in 2012 with a degree in music education. She is in her second year at Greenville City Schools as the junior high and South Middle School choir director and general music instructor. She is also the casting director for the Junior High Theatre Workshop production in Greenville as well as serves as the children’s and senior choir directors for St. Paul’s Lutheran.
Julie graduated in May 2015 from Ball State University with a degree in psychology and a double minor in criminal justice and criminology. She is employed at the Hillcroft ABA Clinic in Muncie, Indiana, where she works on communication and life skills for autistic children. She plans to continue her education at Ball State in 2016 for a master’s degree in applied behavioral analysis with an emphasis on autism.
The Lemon Family mostly performs Southern Gospel-inspired songs, gaining much inspiration from the Gaither Vocal Band, the Martins and the Talley Trio. They stay busy singing nearly every Sunday morning at their home church, but, if given the opportunity, they enjoy performing for the community.
Triumphant Christian Center at 1120 South Towne Court in Greenville, will be hosting them in concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.