High River's community piano has been dusted off, tuned and is once again ready to be played.

The piano is back again on the north side of Carlson's on Macleod at 3rd Avenue and Macleod Trail after being in storage at Wild Rose Community Connections.

However, there's been a changing of the guard with who is looking after it.

After the funding ran out for the community project former town councillor Bruce Masterman helped to spearhead, and he put out a call for help.

And the High River Performing Arts Foundation with the Venue stepped up.

Lori Koehler, secretary with the HRPAF says it was her daughter Anna who first raised her hand.

"My daughter actually reached out to me and said 'this is what the Venue should be doing so, I got in touch with Bruce and we've made arrangements to do that."

The plan is to eventually move the piano to the Venue on 5th Avenue in High River however they need to do some fundraising in order to make that happen.

"So we started this 88 'key' supporters idea.  We're looking for eighty-eight $10 donations to help us offset some of the costs like tuning, minor repairs. We are hoping to move it with the shelter so we'll need some financial assistance with getting the shelter moved over to our space [The Venue].  And then creating a platform for it to be on and a little more shelter around the back of it so that it's going to stay in the great shape it is.  We also will need to move it offsite so the Rotary Club has very generously offered to house it for us in one of their heated quonsets for the winter months but we do need to pay for movers to get it out there and back."

If you would like to support the community piano you can email your donation to hrpafoundation@gmail.com