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Band organ enthusiasts gather in Wabash
Ohio resident Bob Ebert cranks the handle on one of his street organ during the 40th Annual Mid-America Band Organ Rally at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Band organ enthusiasts from as far away as Canada gathered Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at the Paradise Spring Historical Park for the 40th annual Mid-America Band Organ Rally.
 
There were 12 large band organs and numerous smaller, or monkey organs at the event, according to organizer Hope Rider.
 
“We’re pleased with the turnout, especially with the rain this morning,” she said near the end of the event Friday afternoon.
 
While most of the participants were from Indiana, Ohio and other parts around the Midwest, there were at least two who traveled from Canada for the event. 
Posted on 2015 Jul 21