Letter to the Editor: July 6, 2018

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jani Eisenhut who was recently the Grand Marshal of the Avalon 4th of July Parade! Jani has been playing the chimes in the Chimes Tower for fifty years and has entertained us with the beautiful tones of an assortment of everyday and holiday songs.

Thank you, Jani! The Chimes Tower and its Westminster chimes were a gift to Avalon from our great- grandparents, Ada and William Wrigley, Jr., in 1925. Many people have played the chimes and others have cared for the mechanism and building. But 90 years has taken its toll on the Chimes Tower and the Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation is currently raising funds to restore and refresh this beloved Avalon landmark. If you would like to be part of this project, we would welcome your donation at www.catalinachimes.org. You can get information about the history of the Chimes Tower and its restoration progress as well as upcoming fundraising events such as “BELLissimo!” on July 28th. Many thanks to all who join us in celebrating Jani’s musical milestone and to those who would like to help us in restoring our beloved Catalina Chimes Tower.

Alison Wrigley Rusack, Chair

Blanny Avalon Hagenah, Vice Chair

Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation

 

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