Calvary received a call from the police Tuesday morning to tell us that the stolen truck had been located on a residential street in Raleigh! Rector Scott Walters and Organist-Choirmaster Kristin Lensch raced (while obeying speed limit laws, we are sure) to the scene and discovered that most of our organ pipes were still located inside the truck.
While a more accurate accounting will still need to be done, it appears that 15 of the 55 or so crates that were loaded on the truck are missing. We are hopeful that these missing crates will still be located but are grateful to know that due to the diligence of the organ restoration employees, the exact measurements of these pipes were recorded before being packed and can be recreated if need be.
The employees of Spencer Organ Company have continued their work over the past couple of days. All of the recovered crates, along with the crates that have been packed since Sunday, will be loaded onto a new truck that is scheduled to depart for Boston Tuesday evening.
We are grateful to the Memphis Police officers who noticed the truck while on patrol and to everyone who helped us get the word out to locate the stolen truck.