After nearly two years, Brockport’s Tower Clock chimes again

By on July 2, 2018
The clock was officially started at 4:55 p.m. and, at exactly 5 p.m., it’s chime rang for the first time in two years.

The clock was officially started at 4:55 p.m. and, at exactly 5 p.m., it’s chime rang for the first time in two years.

An azure sky, bright sun, and a gentle breeze made a perfect afternoon for the re-dedication of the Tower Clock at the United Methodist Church in Brockport.  The June 25 event in Sagawa Park celebrated the restoration and re-starting of the clock originally dedicated in 1914.  The ceremony was organized by Village Historian Bill Andrews and hosted by the Brockport Village Board and Brockport Lions Club. People, from small children to senior citizens, were scattered around the shaded park and were captured in these photos by Dianne Hickerson.

Mayor Margaret Blackman and Village Historian William Andrews participated in the event.

Mayor Margaret Blackman and Village Historian William Andrews participated in the event.

The MOMS club of Brockport helped children make their own clocks.

The MOMS club of Brockport helped children make their own clocks.

The clock was officially started at 4:55 p.m. and, at exactly 5 p.m., it’s chime rang for the first time in two years.

The clock was officially started at 4:55 p.m. and, at exactly 5 p.m., it’s chime rang for the first time in two years.

Aimee Gonzalez spoke on behalf of the Lions Club, which organized the fund raiser to restore the clock.

Aimee Gonzalez spoke on behalf of the Lions Club, which organized the fund raiser to restore the clock.

A large crowd of over 150 people enjoyed the ceremonies at Sagawa Park.

A large crowd of over 150 people enjoyed the ceremonies at Sagawa Park.

This is what makes it tick. The clockworks were restored to their original condition, including the pin stripe paint detail, by Essence of Time Tower and Street Clock Experts in Lockport. Cables are connected to weights that power the clock and bell strike. Photos by Ron Sabernick.

This is what makes it tick. The clockworks were restored to their original condition, including the pin stripe paint detail, by Essence of Time Tower and Street Clock Experts in Lockport. Cables are connected to weights that power the clock and bell strike. Photos by Ron Sabernick.

Everyone enjoyed their free ice cream provided by Jimmy Z’s.

Everyone enjoyed their free ice cream provided by Jimmy Z’s.

 

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