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Martha Suther will perform on First Presbyterian Church's magnificent pipe organ Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the day's Zonta Tour of Homes. The Mineral Wells High School Band will also perform at the church from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Zonta Club of Mineral Wells will sponsor a delightful tour of homes on Dec. 5.

This is the 25th year for this fundraiser. All monies go to service projects locally and those recommended by Zonta International.

The tour will include five homes and the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall for refreshments and entertainment. Those stopping at the center will hear music from various groups of the band department of MWISD, directed by Trent Kendrick. First Presbyterian Church organist Martha Suther will also play the magnificent organ in the sanctuary from 3-4 p.m. for those on tour.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from members of the Zonta Club.  Pre-sale tickets are $15.  Tickets at the door of each of the six stops are $17.

The five homes on this year’s tour are:

• David and Allison Adams’ home, 2101 N.W. 4th Ave.

• Betty Couch, 2802 Hilley Drive.

• Kenneth and Sheri Hale, 1792 Pleasant Valley Road.

• Lofts & Hospitality, 104 N.E. 2nd St.

• Clay and Rhonda Powell, 3008 South Murco Drive.

First Presbyterian Church

Church member Shirley Ellis shared some history of First Presbyterian Church, located at 201 N.W. 4th Ave. in Mineral Wells.

The church was organized September 8, 1890, but burned in 1908. A new colonial-style church was erected and was known as the “church with a lighted dome.” Later this building was replaced with the present building and was dedicated Feb. 27, 1983.

The round stain glass window that can be seen from the front and other stained glass windows of the sanctuary were restored from the former building as were the pews, pulpit and baptismal fount.

The magnificent pipe organ was originally a part of the former building.  While the new building was built, the organ was stored temporarily in the basement of the Woman’s Building until it was restored in 1983 for use in today’s building.

Church organist Martha Suther will play the organ in the sanctuary from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for those on the Tour of Homes. The high school band will perform from 2-5 p.m. in the fellowship hall next door where refreshments will be served. This hall was built in the 1950s.

Ellis and her fellow church members welcome the Zonta Tour of Homes participants to view the sanctuary and enjoy the entertainment.  Refreshments will be provided by Zonta Club of Mineral Wells.

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