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Ver­non Johns Mid­dle School in Peters­burg re­ceives new pi­ano

PETERS­BURG — Ver­non Johns Mid­dle School’s mu­sic pro­gram has a pi­ano, thanks to a gen­er­ous do­na­tion by a Peters­burg fam­ily.

The pi­ano be­longed to Sita Nance, who died in 2016. It was do­nated by her daugh­ter, Ju­dith Ligon, and her grand­daugh­ter, Dr. Rachel Clarke, who said they wanted to sup­port stu­dent mu­si­cians in Nance’s mem­ory.

The well-main­tained pi­ano by Chick­er­ing and Sons was trans­ported on Oct. 30 to Ver­non Johns by the school sys­tem’s Fa­cil­i­ties Depart­ment.

Ver­non Johns mu­sic teacher Deven Graves is de­lighted with the pi­ano.


Mu­sic teacher Deven Graves sits at Ver­non Johns Mid­dle School’s new pi­ano.

Mem­bers from Peters­burg Pub­lic Schools’ fa­cil­i­ties depart­ment load the pi­ano onto a truck for trans­port to Ver­non Johns Mid­dle School on Oct. 30.

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