Tewksbury Congregational Church
This summer we’ve got a project that will include as many people who are bit handy and don’t mind getting their hands dirty. As is pretty easy to tell by listening to the organ, it’s in serious need to repair. Most of the leather bellows are rotted, having never been replaced since it was built in the 1920’s. To have Andover Organ do this for us would cost the church well over $20,000. But, Craig Seaman has generously offered to help us take on this aspect of organ repair to save us about $18,000 (!) Apparently it is a pretty easy thing to scrape off the old rotted leather and glue on a new bellow.
Craig has already removed two boards which are now in the Fairgrieve Room (please don’t go look at them yet, as we will have to organize and number them). He will come to church after our service on Sunday to give us a tutorial on how this done, as well as a list of what we need for tools, glue, etc. Anyone who would like to volunteer to be on the “Organ Crew” this summer, Lucinda will be on hand Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to about 3:00 to supervise, assist and get her own hands good and dirty.
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