Grace UMC Bell

Grace UMC Bell arrives at new home

 

Bell on trailer.
Bell arriving from the shop.

When Greenwood’s Grace UMC merged with Loyal UMC it was decided to bring some significant artifacts along as a memorial to Grace UMC.  Pat Langfeldt removed the bell from the bell tower in Greenwood and it was taken to S&S Collision & Restoration LLC. in Withee, WI to be cleaned, coated, and the arbor painted. Grace UMC’s bell now arrives at it’s new home, Loyal UMC on April 19, 2016.

Preparing mount for bell.
Getting ready to set the bell in place.

Randy Cook drills holes to mount the bell arbor.

Mounting bell arbor
Almost ready.

Almost ready. Randy bolting the bell arbor in place.

Lowering bell into cradle.
Easy does it.

Randy lowering the bell into place while Bob and Myrna Tesch guide it down.

 

Bell mounted.
Finally mounted

All mounted and ready to go.

Ringing the bell
Test ringing the bell.

Randy test ringing the bell.

Bell mounted to the east of the door
The finished work.

The finished work.