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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Happy birthday, dear Opus 5296, happy birthday to you

 

December 14, 2018

Zion member Terry Anderson (who is married to part-time organist Vicki Anderson) spent a month planning and at least four hours making this spectacular cake, which is an edible replica of the church's pipe organ. The keys were made of brownies, the stops were made of suckers, and the preset buttons were made of malted milk balls.

Cloquet's Zion Lutheran Church held a 90th birthday Sunday for a part of the church that's heard but rarely seen: the church's Opus 5296 pipe organ.

Purchased in 1928, the pipe organ was installed at the old church on Carlton Avenue and Sixth Street in August and ready to play by Sept. 1 of that year.

When the current church building on Washington Avenue was built in 1961, the organ was removed from the old church and reinstalled by members of the congregation.

That's when the pipe organ was tucked out of sight, although not out of hearing, as was the style in the 1960s, according to Vicki...



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