St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a special reception on Sunday, Aug. 30, to honor Pana resident, Irma Waddington who has retired as the church’s head organist and choir director after almost 64 years of service.
The reception will be held in the church basement from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Irma’s relatives, friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
Irma began serving as St. Paul’s head organist in late 1951. She has provided music for countless weddings, funerals and civic events, and is well-known for entertaining area residents with her musical skills at many other churches, organizations and activities. In addition to playing the organ and piano, she has led and participated in numerous choral groups. She was co-founder of a multi-congregation Reformation Day Service held (on a rotating basis) at six central Illinois churches and has served as choir director for a mass choir that performed annually at those services.
The church is located at the corner of Fourth and Kitchell streets in Pana. An elevator is available for those needed assistance to attend the reception.
For more information, contact the church at 562-4731.