Resident donates Wurlitzer organ to Warriors Hall

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Crestview resident Sharon Jackson donated this organ to Warriors Hall.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Sharon Jackson wants to enhance the city’s musical offerings with her gift of a Wurlitzer electronic organ.

The organ had been in Jackson's family for years.

"We had it a long time. It's a beautiful organ," Jackson said. "It's a family piece. I used to play it. I had a couple grandkids who'd play on it once in a while."

However, because of lack of space in their home, Jackson's family moved the organ to their covered porch, and protected it with a plastic sheet.

Jackson called city clerk Betsy Roy in mid-May and offered the instrument to the city for use in Warriors Hall.

Roy had the organ transported to the Stillwell Boulevard auditorium, and contacted the Friends of the Arts to see if the group could evaluate the organ and contribute toward its maintenance if the city accepted it.

The organization provided and maintains the Warriors Hall grand piano and produces arts events benefiting improvements to the facility.

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