Wesley Hardman, seated, recently spoke to members of the Jackson County Chapter of AARP and then entertained the group with a brief piano recital. Pictured with Hardman are Fred and Martha Welch.

Wesley Hardman was the speaker at the meeting of Jackson County Chapter of AARP at the Scottsboro Senior Center on Tuesday, June 5.

Hardman, a member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) talked about the restoration of the Kawai Grand Piano that was in the rubble of Mountain View Baptist Church when the April 27, 2011 tornado devastated that area of Sand Mountain. It took eleven months working with volunteers and experts to complete the restoration.

As an active member of PTG, Hardman said that “PTG offers resources for tuners, technicians, teachers, piano owners and pianists.” Information may be found at

After his presentation, Hardman entertained the members with ragtime style of “Elmer's Tune,” “Alley Cat,” “Down Yonder” and “Yankee Doodle.”

Arlene Grede reported on the success the State AARP Capital Advocacy Team had working with the legislature to get bills passed that favor senior citizens.

The next meeting will not be until Tuesday, Sept. 4,  at 3 p. m. at the Jackson County Senior Center on Rita Williams Drive in Scottsboro.

Interested persons are invited to attend this informative meeting.

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