For this church, a new bell tower tolls
By JACKIE RIPLEY
Members of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour help refurbish the landmark, including its inner workings. Now it can chime the hour and play music.
Published April 30, 2004
TOWN 'N COUNTRY - The old bell tower belonging to the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour has long been a landmark in Town 'N Country. And it now has a new look thanks to members of the congregation.
Not only have they painted and refurbished the tower, but they've fixed the carillon's inner workings so it can chime the hour and play music.
"Our congregation is quite active in our community, and this is another recognition point," said the church's minister, the Rev. Jon Keiser.
Over the years the church's bell tower, with its three crosses rising high above the community, has been a signature landmark on W Hillsborough Avenue.
For some time, however, the tower languished and would no longer light.
A gift from members Gary and Sharon Jones, as well as electronics expertise by member Gary Griffith, allowed the structure to be restored.
"It's now in working condition, and it's also rigged for sound," Keiser said. "It's set up on a computer to play music or chime."
The tower, built in 1968, was a gift from Hazel Nash to remember her husband, Howard Nash, said Keiser. Church members rededicated it in November.
"It's become the logo for the church," Keiser said. "The bell tower is always there."
- Jackie Ripley can be reached at 813 269-5308 or email@example.com
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