Jones County seniors receive musical gift from donors

Jones County seniors receive musical gift from donors

There's a new way to listen to music at the Jones County Senior Center in Gray.
GRAY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Seniors at the Jones County Senior Center have been practicing their harmonies.

They received a new musical gift.

"Oh we enjoy it very much," said senior Katherine Brown. "We sure do."

Amazing grace is certainly a sweet sound for these seniors.

"They sing, and sometimes we just, they get around, dance around a little bit sometimes," said Brown.

Their singing comes with good reason--a new piano that's ready to fill the room with music.

Katherine Brown has played since she was nine years old.

"And the first song I ever learned how to play was 'Nothin' But The Blood Of Jesus.'"

And her talents are well used--but so was the old piano at the center, and sticky keys are not fun to play.

"The other one weren't (sic) worth nothin," said Brown. "No, we needed another one really."

And that's where the simple generosity of five Jones County officials came in--right from their own pockets.

"I don't know why they did it, I guess they wanted to hear me play," said Brown.

They'll have a chance to do that because of the money they donated.

"We just thank the Lord you know for these people around Gray--these high officials that donated this piano for us--chipped in and bought us a good piano," said Brown.

A good piano for some even sweeter sounds.

"I'd rather come here than stay at home and look at my walls, it keeps us a-going--especially in our elderly age," said Brown.

County Administrator Mike Underwood said he and the other four donors were happy to fill a need.

Jones County Senior Center site manager Ann Carter says the piano is very popular among her seniors, and she's grateful for the donation.

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