The rectory is donating a very nice piano and bench for sale at the St. Francis Fall Festival auction. The piano is a Jannsen console-type piano and the serial number indicates it was manufactured in about 1961. It has been in the rectory for some time and was tuned several times. It is believed the latest tuning was arranged by Father David.
The overall appearance and condition of the piano is very good. The finish is smooth, glossy light cherry and cherry veneer with a few minor dings and scratches expected from use. It was played by Fathers Vacca and David, and likely others. Under the cover, the action mechanism is clean.
The bench top shows wear, also consistent with use. It has a fold-up seat for music storage. The piano is now in the rectory. It is heavy and might not be moved to the hall for the auction.
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