Mini Bell Tower to measure Investment Drive progress

The annual Investment Drive for Jefferson Matters: Main Street has kicked off in early November. Donations to the non-profit program help fund the projects and expenses involved in the program for the coming year. The theme of “We Aim High” was selected and a thermometer of the Mahanay Bell Tower was built by volunteer Marc McGinn. Amy & Chris Milligan along with their niece, Taylor Johnston painted the structure and added the bells on top. The tower is now located by the Jefferson Matters: Main Street office at 110 W Lincoln Way. As the donations come in, the tower will be marked to reach the goal of $70,000 pledged for this next year’s programming.

An incentive for getting the investments in before December 31, 2018 is each name will be entered into a drawing for a special meal with Rosie & Ray Tucker in their loft above Sensibly Chic on Lincoln Way. The winner will choose four people to dine with the Tuckers experiencing a meal prepared by Chef D.C. Bland.

Investors to the Main Street program can be individuals, businesses, and organizations who want to support the non-profit program in their mission to strengthen, support and energize Jefferson’s downtown through historic preservation. Jefferson was named a Main Street community in 2012. More information on investments is available on the website at or contact the office at 386-3585 or email