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The current organ was built in 1936 by A.J. Schantz & Sons of Orville, Ohio. This family company has been in business for over 150 years. A.J. Schantz & Sons still maintains and tunes the organ. The organ was originally in the Methodist Protestant Church on Main Street and moved to the Oak Street Church. It was taken back to the factory and rebuilt before being installed.

2017 ORGAN REPAIR PROJECT
The organ is in need of repairs due to age and bat activity from many years ago. Repair to the blower will cost $4,321.00, re-leathering of pipes $7,921.00 and cleaning $2,198.00 for a total of $14,440.00. If cleaning and pipe work are scheduled and done together, it will save $1,267.00. As of May 2017, we have received $3,260.00 with a remaining balance of $11,180.00. So please make this a priority to your thoughtful giving. We appreciate the support for the organ project.

Marvin Troendly,
Finance Chairperson

2017 ORGAN REPAIRS
The blower was replaced on June 19 and cost $4,321.00. Releathering of pipes will cost $7,921.00 and cleaning the bat debris will be $2,198.00 for a total of $14,440.00. If cleaning and pipe work are scheduled and done together, it will save $1,267.00. So we still need your giving above and beyoud your regular giving to get this much-needed organ work done. We need to take care of our valuable organ! We appreciate your support!!

Church Bulletin
June 25, 2017

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Left - Wooden pipes with stoppers in top (to be releathered).
Center - Chimes mounted on south wall of organ chamber.
Right - New 50 lb. organ blower - custom built by Schantz Organ Co. Electric hookup by Denny Varian. (Oil leak from 55 year old 200 lb. blower).

Larry Bobbitt Images
June 29, 2017

2017 ORGAN REPAIR PROJECT
Total cost: $13,173.00
Received as of 7-23-17: - $ 5,358.40
Remaining Balance: $7,814.60

Good News Letter
August 2017

2017 ORGAN REPAIR PROJECT
Total cost: $13,173.00
Received as of 8-06-17: - $ 5,912.90
Remaining Balance: $7,260.10

Church Bulletin
August 13, 2017

2017 ORGAN REPAIR PROJECT
Total cost: $13,173.00
Received as of 8-27-17: - $ 7,143.90
Remaining Balance: $6,029.10

Good News Letter
September 2017

2017 ORGAN REPAIR PROJECT
Total cost: $13,173.00
Received as of 11-05-17: - $ 11,506.90
Remaining Balance: $1,656.10

Church Bulletin
November 12, 2017

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