$4,400 organ restoration grant awarded to St. Matthews Church in Enosburg Falls

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ENOSBURG FALLS — St. Matthews Church in Enosburg Falls, one of the seven episcopal congregations set to receive grants by the Episcopal Church’s Grants and Loans Committee in Vermont, has been awarded a $4,400 grant for organ restoration.

The Committee has awarded a total of about $50,000 in grants for the calendar year, with almost $18,000 in grants announced in the first half of the year.

Eligible applicants included Episcopal congregations and diocesan entities in Vermont State, as well as parishes and other organizations affiliated with the Diocese.

St. Matthews Church has been home to an organ constructed by Brattleboro’s renowned Estey Organ Company since 1920.

As a vital component of Episcopal churches, the grant will help offset costs associated with repairs and the installation of a new humidifier, and will continue to unite people through music.

Most of the grant-funded projects were chosen due to their direct impact on the wider community while a couple addressed building maintenance issues considered vital to the life of the church.