Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Patriotic Chimes Concert Draws More Than 100 People at Topeka High School

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Patriotic Chimes Concert Draws More Than 100 People at Topeka High School

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More than 100 people gathered outside Topeka High School to listen to a patriotic chimes concert in the early evening hours Sunday.

"We're glad that we have a nice evening and people can sit outside and enjoy this concert," said Joan Barker, executive secretary of the Topeka High School Historical Society. Though overcast, temperatures sat comfortably in the low-70s.

This year marks the 15th year Jerry Anderson, a 1967 THS graduate, has played for members of the community in the lead up to the Fourth of July.

Anderson, who also is a church organist, said it had been a dream to play the chimes at the school. Barker got him involved and the tradition was established.

"It's become a Topeka High tradition," he said.

The chimes were installed in 1931, Anderson said. …

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