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Acoustics-friendly work of art to be unveiled Sunday

Sunday service at Jubilee Mennonite Church, 169 N. County Road 32, will be brighter and more easily heard upon the completion of a dual-purpose art project designed by a member of the congregation.


Holly Ruggles puts the finishing touches on a work of art she created for Jubilee Mennonite Church that should improve sound quality in the church sanctuary. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Holly Ruggles spent about six weeks designing, creating and installing the sculpture, which she calls Jubilee. It will be formally unveiled for the first time Sunday.

Pastor Tony Doehrmann said the primary motivation to create the work of art was to absorb sound in the sanctuary.

“The acoustics in the sanctuary were not good,” he said. “Sound would bounce right off that back wall and create feedback in microphones.”

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