When a moving truck from Madison pulled into Bowler School in early March, the sound of the school’s music program would be forever changed.
Bowler Superintendent Faith Gagnon was all smiles as a baby grand piano was wheeled into the school’s elementary music room.
“This is quite a day for Bowler,” she said. “This is such wonderful news and an honor that this family has decided to provide our school with such a precious gift from their family.”
The piano was donated by Vernon Reed, husband of the late RuthAnn (Steinberg) Reed, who had passed away about three years ago. The couple lived in Madison, where RuthAnn was a piano teacher.
After RuthAnn’s death, her younger sister, Marge, who lives in Iowa, and Vernon had contemplated what to do with the beautiful piano.
The two sisters grew up in the Tilleda area and graduated from Bowler School: RuthAnn in 1955, followed by Marge in 1963.