GREENVILLE – The public is invited to the annual Gospel Sing fundraiser held by the local cancer association on Nov. 8 at Memorial Hall from 3-5 p.m. Different groups will be performing that afternoon. One of those groups: The Lemon Family, from 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 Count area including the Great Darke County Fair and the Cancer Association of Darke County Gospel Sing.
Mike currently works at BASF Corporation in Greenville. He also works from home through other various companies. Lori is currently employed through the Whitewater Eye Centers. She works 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 currently 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 forth Junior High Theatre Workshop production in Greenville as well as serves as the Children’s and Senior Choir directors for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Greenville.
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 currently 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 in autism.
The Lemon Family mostly perform Southern Gospel inspired songs, gaining much inspiration from the Gaither Vocal Band, the Martins and the Talley Trio. They stay very busy singing nearly every Sunday morning at their home church, but if given the opportunity, they enjoy performing for the community.
Cancer Association of Darke County thank the Lemons in advance for donating this evening to help cancer patients. Watch the papers for more information on this event.