December 26, 2012
More than one hundred years ago Elizabethtown residents sang hymns in the Baptist Church on Court Street. Accompanying their songs was the musical of a small Estey pump organ. A century later the remnants of that organ lay in the dirt cellar of the old church, which had become the Town Hall. The wooden organ case and pipes were found in early 2012 when the cellar was cleaned. Bruce Mc Phail and the Town workers, with the help of Moriah Shock prisoners, reconstructed the organ to become part of the annual Christmas pageant on Sunday, Dec. 16. Playing the organ, (with the help of a recording) was Grant Martin in the skit called, “The Ghost of Christmas Past.” The organ may become a regular part of the Holiday pageant in the future.