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—  Photo from Beth Burlingame

The steeple of St. John’s Church had a carillon that played a hymn, comforting Beth Burlingame as her husband died. She and her husband, Mark “Burls” Burlingame, used to listen to the church music from the porch of their home, perched on the hill overlooking Altamont. The steeple was struck by lightning in July, silencing the recorded music. A campaign is underway to raise $13,000 for an electronic carillon. Read the full story by Melissa Hale-Spencer here.