Hanging Baskets in Downtown Jefferson

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Thank you to all of the volunteers in helping to plant those beautiful hanging baskets this morning.  With 15 adults and one small child, we had all 32 baskets planted in 1 hour!  The purple petunias and sweet potato vines are gorgeous, and we know the City Crew will be receiving lots of compliments as they hang them alongside the American flags.   It is a little bit of Americana right here in Jefferson.  Here are several pics of the work crew, but we missed Roger Aegerter and Pete Russell in in it.

Jean Walker made all of the arrangements again this year, and we were sorry she couldn’t be there, but her work is very much appreciated.  This is the second year of this project of Jefferson Matters: Main Street and City of Jefferson.  Thanks for making Jefferson a beautiful place to be!

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Rooftop Art Reception

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The Tower View Team and Jefferson Matters: Main Street invites you to

join them on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM as they celebrate the roof

top artwork of Stephanie Hammond. TVT had a dream, Stephanie had a

dream and now we have the first roof-top art installation. Come and meet

and greet the artist at the top of the tower and experience

Renewed Dreams”

The more the merrier and EVERYONE can go up the Bell Tower for

FREE from 2 – 4 PM to meet and greet the artist. Refreshments will be

available. The first 100 who ride the elevator to the top of the tower

that day will get a cool keepsake from TVT commemorating this very

special event.

TVT: Wait ’Til You See!


Greene Bell Pepper Challenge at Bell Tower Festival


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Saturday, June 13 is the date to enter the first ever Greene Bell Pepper Challenge sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street.  It will be held during this year’s Bell Tower Festival. There are several categories, so check out where your favorite pepper recipe would fit.  There is no entry fee – just a fun promotion!  Download an entry form at belltowerfestival.org or pick one up at the library, Chamber, or at Homestead Bakery. You have just under 4 weeks to find that perfect recipe using any kind or amount of peppers! Judges for the event are Tony Pille who is a personal chef and Chris Place who is the Executive Chef from Iowa State University. Let’s impress them both with what we know Greene County can do best – COOK! There will be cash prizes, t-shirts, trophies and bragging rights! (Any color of pepper is allowed)