The public is invited to the third biennial Wyandot County Handbell Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday at John Steward United Methodist Church, located at the corner of South Seventh and Johnson Street in Upper Sandusky.
This year, three local handbell choirs will be featuring more than forty ringers from John Steward UMC, Grace United Methodist in Carey and Sycamore United Church of Christ.
“The county-wide festival offers an opportunity for our bell choirs to learn from each other, learn new music and bell-ringing techniques,” Grace UMC handbell director Sharon Kloepfer said. “… The choirs get together for the first time, after practicing their musical selections separately, for one practice the day of the festival. This is a challenge, but one we embrace.”
“Brass handbells and chimes will highlight sacred to secular musical selections,” John Steward UMC handbell director Claudia Cisar added. “… This opportunity highlights our local talent.”
The free event is open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected for WyandotCARES.
“Being able to give back to the youth of the county is a wonderful opportunity,” Sycamore UCC handbell director Norm Cassidy said.