AUBURN — Two of the historic bells rescued from New Auburn’s St. Louis Parish will be on display at Festival Plaza on Wednesday.

City Councilor Leroy Walker said the bells will be on display through July 25.

Community members and New Auburn businesses raised $12,000 to buy the four historic Paccard Foundry bells from the Catholic Diocese of Maine. They were the tower bells of New Auburn’s St. Louis Parish, which was decommissioned in 2012.

The bells have been stored at Cote Crane’s Auburn warehouse.

The bells were cast in 1915 at the Paccard Bell Foundry in Annecy, France. Each is marked with Latin inscriptions, detailing for whom they were cast and the date and location of the church.

Two were built to commemorate the lives of Auburn businessman and alderman Pierre Provost and his family. A third commemorated longtime New Auburn baker Phillipe DuPont and the fourth, the Rev. Henri Gory, the parish priest.

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