Mini-Bell Towers appearing around the Square

Another project of the Tower View Team has been mini- Mahanay Bell Towers for the downtown.  Tower View Team member Marc McGinn constructed the mini-towers. Roger Aegerter talked to businesses who would like to sponsor the tower along with collaborating with an artist to paint the towers.

The first tower to appear is the one sponsored by Tri-County Lumber with artist Veda Sword creating the images.  Veda commented that she did a lot of research of old photos and iconic images of the area to create this piece.  Tower View Team members Deb & Marc McGinn and Roger Aegerter helped attach the mini-tower to a cement base located between the pillars on the east side of the downtown squares.

The second mini-bell tower arrived near Sally’s Alley on Lincoln Way on May 15.  Jefferson Telecom purchased this tower from the Tower View Team as the sponsor and worked with artist Tony Sims to create a stunning Iowa flag.  Tony has a local studio in Dana entitled Middle of Nowhere Studio.  His specialty is air-brushing.  This tower is located between the Pillar Planters near the entrance of Sally’s Alley.

The third mini-bell tower arrived on May 24 near Royal Jewelers & Prairie Blue Creative Arts.  The sponsor of this tower is Peoples Bank.  Matt Wetrich is the artist who painted this.  Matt incorporated his love of nature and birds with the banking world – especially Peoples Bank.  Be sure to walk around the square to admire these mini-bell towers.

A fourth mini-bell tower is planned for the north side of the square in front of the planned Arch Alley.  This tower is sponsored by the creator of the towers, Marc McGinn working with Tony Sims for a special design.  TVT – Wait ’til You See!

 

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Calendar

September 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
2
  • Community Conversations
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  • "Rural Churches of Greene County" by Chuck Offenburger
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  • Mahanay Carillon Bell Tower & Thomas Jefferson Gardens Tours
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  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
9
  • Fall Open House
10
  • Fall Open House
11
  • Fall Open House
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
12
  • Mahanay Carillon Bell Tower & Thomas Jefferson Gardens Tours
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15
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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17
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
18
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
  • Highway 30 Junkathon
  • Red Barn Home & Craft Show
19
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Cemetery Walk
20
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
21
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
22
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
23
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • VFW Fundraiser Meal
24
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
25
  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
30
  • Tree Walk