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Friday, January 1, 2016

THE NEW BELL: Will Be Dedicated at Congregational Church May 25

Source: Greenwich News and Graphic. May 23, 1919. Page 1.

The old clock in the steeple of the Second Congregational Church is again silent. It had to be removed, by the Howard Clock company, together with the old bell, stairway, and electric wiring for the installing of the new victory bell. A ringer and other workmen from the Menelly Bell company of Troy, New York began the work of hoisting the new bell to the belfry yesterday.

On Sunday morning, May 25, the dedication exercises will take place on the grounds in front of the church, to be followed by a service in the audience room. A quartette of brass instruments will play selections from the belfry, and there will be special addresses and music. The bell is a gift to the church by Charles N. Mead in memory of six deacons in the Mead Family.

The quartet of brass instruments will also play in the church, and at the close of the service just as the clock strikes twelve, ten young women, dressed in white, will sing from the belfry, under the direction of Mrs. Nathaniel Webb, accompanied by the brass instruments. 

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