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the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club celebrated our first 25 years as a club on June 15, 2017 at ST. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Cincinnati

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                 The Performers

Beginning with founding member and our first HOKD President, Sharon Eggemeier, followed by founding member, Mal Cobb, each of the remaining presidents shared a few memories of the club and performed a song or two in celebration of the twenty five years HOKD has been educating and entertaining those in our communities with the sweet sounds of the Appalachian dulcimer and other traditional instruments that compliment it.  

What a special night it was when 105 members and guests joined in to commemorate 25 years as a club.  Our theme for the night was "How Sweet the Sound."  After a delicious supper, Emcee Don McCoy shared bits of HOKD's history from 1992 until the present.  Two founding members, Sharon Eggemeier (HOKD's 1st President) and Mal Cobb were the first to perform as part of the night's program.  Nine of HOKD's other presidents performed after them.  THANKS to all who helped make this night such a special one!  Be sure to check out pictures from the event in our GALLERIES!  (Thanks to our awesome photographer, Patty Jump for capturing so many special moments and friendships.  Pictured above 1st Row:  Sharon Eggemeier; 2nd Row:  Judy Munninghoff, Janet Lucas, Judy Durham, Betty Stoeckel; 3rd Row:  Dan Hamilton, Mal Cobb, Dana Gruber, Patty Smith, Gail Michalack, and Dinah Shelley.  (3 past presidents who were not able to make the celebration were Tom Depenbrock, Nancy Trokan, and Steve Fitzsimmons.)  

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club
Special Recognition: Education

On March 30th Behringer-Crawford Museum honored outstanding local individuals and groups for their significant accomplishments in the areas of history, education and community service at an awards dinner and gala emceed by Local 12 newscaster, John Lomax.   Among those honored was The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club for its community service in the area of education.  To learn more about this award and event, click on this link, Behringer-Crawford Museum and enter 2 headed calf award in the search box.

HOKD members Jeryl & Patty Smith, Debbie Grizzell, and Gail & Richard Michalach (pictured right) were privileged to sit and have dinner with John Lomax before playing a few tunes for a packed room of over 180 people.

HOKD members Jeryl & Patty Smith, Debbie Grizzell, and Gail & Richard Michalach (pictured right) were privileged to sit and have dinner with John Lomax before playing a few tunes for a packed room of over 180 people.

The Winners of the 2-Headed Calf Awards.  Pictured far left are Dick, Debbie, Gail, Jeryl, and Patty, HOKD honorees accepting the award for the club.

The Winners of the 2-Headed Calf Awards.  Pictured far left are Dick, Debbie, Gail, Jeryl, and Patty, HOKD honorees accepting the award for the club.

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers are in the process of making our third cd!

Special Note for the colder months of the year: 

HOKD meetings and classes will be cancelled whenever Kenton County Schools are closed due to weather conditions.

Dulcimer pictured above taken by Elaine Caldwell while visiting Mountain View, Arkansas.