Ken Fisher Aud Apr 22 2003
Ken Abraham, whose first brush with fame came as a singer, will be the featured speaker Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium where a faith-based nondenominational worship service, "One County Under God," will be held in conjunction with the county's bicentennial. Ken, along with his brothers John andTink, toured the country singing Gospel music and called themselves the "Watchmen Quartet." The other member of the group was Loren Greene. They started in a studio in Clymer, next to the Abraham Hotel, a business his parents operated. Ken was ambitious and loved to write. His first book was "Nothing Special, Just a Christian!" and was copyrighted in 1376 by Watch Music Co., Clymer, Pa. It was printed by Shick Printing in Indiana. His father, "Hub" was posthumously inducted into the Indiana County Hall of Fame in 1998 and was well- known for his contributions to sports in Clymer and at Penns Manor High School. "Hub" was the organizer of the Clymer Little League and kept the organization intact for many years. Ken's mother, Minnie, was the pianist for the Watchmen in their early days. In fact, at one of the groups' first appearances the three singers and Minnie were introduced as the Watchmen Quartet. Minnie still resides in Cly.' mer and has been an employee at Wal-Mart for the past six years. Ken, meanwhile, wrote the No. 1 New York Times bestseller "Let's Roll." He worked with Lisa Beamer, widow of United Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer, in telling her story. While speaking briefly with Ken this morning from his home in Franklin, Tenn., he said he is looking forward to coming home to Indiana County and Sunday's event. Carl Kologie is Gazette managing editor. His column appears on Tuesdays. He can be reached atkologie@indi- anagazette.net.