Vintage Carillon to Ring in Troubled KC Area
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A vintage electronic carillon, known as the Bells of Peace, could soon be ringing in one of Kansas City most troubled areas.
The collection of bells played from a keyboard first rang when the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City was rededicated in 1961.
Now, volunteers hope to install the instrument at St. Therese Little Flower Church, which is in the 64130 ZIP code. The Kansas City Star reported last year that the region had more convicted murderers than any other ZIP code in the state.
The plan is for the carillon to regularly serenade the neighborhood with its 405 "bells," which are actually brass rods. Volunteers have made progress but are still working to coax sound from a few of the rods.