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A Diamond Jubilee at Allen Organ

VIDEO: A Diamond Jubilee at Allen Organ

MACUNGIE, Pa. - It takes all the little pieces to come together to create something bigger.

Just ask Sandra Fischl, who's been on the assembly line at Allen Organ for 60 years, assembling those memories to create a wonderful life.

"I have a lot of memories," she tells us, adding, "I can't say I don't have a favorite part…everything! I love what I do, I love coming into work!"

Her grandparents pushed Sandy to get a job here after the 11th grade. She got the job first, and a husband shortly after.

"I saw her at work and I thought, 'Boy, she looks nice!'" her husband of 58 years, Walter, tells us.

Sandy said he was terrible at keeping secrets "but he's cute!" she laughs.

After they were married, Walter later left the company, but Sandy sat tight.

"I said, 'you'll never have to work' and she says she wanted to!" Walter says.

"I always say I just like doing my work here and sitting here, and never thought all these 60 years would pass, and it feels like yesterday," Sandy tells us.

"Actually, it's a bit humbling," says Allen Organ Company President Steve Markowitz.

Markowitz has known Sandy from day one because when he was a boy, his dad, the president then, had Sandy show him the ropes.

So when it came time to surprise her with a party Markowitz was there to thank her, and Walter even managed to keep it a secret.

"She loves every minute of it," Walter says.

"The fact that she's dedicated her life to here, makes you realize how much responsibility employers have to employees," Steve says.

Because his employees, Steve says, are the real pieces that hold a company together.

 


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