Church Organist Celebrates Big Anniversary

Published 03/30 2014 09:49PM

Updated 03/30 2014 11:26PM

MACKINAW - The organist at a local church has been playing her praises for decades.

She celebrated a milestone anniversary Sunday.

Sharon Malone has been playing the organ at Mackinaw United Methodist Church for 50 years.

The church celebrated her milestone with a concert Sunday.

She says that when she started in 1964, she was only expecting to play for 25 years.

But Malone believes it is the love the church gives to her that has kept her going for so long.

"If every church was appreciative as an organist as this church is, every organist would stay that long," Malone said. "Plus, I have been very blessed. I have a young lady who plays duets with me on Sundays, and she is awesome."

Malone has gone to that same church since she was nine.

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