Local musicians will be sharing the Christmas spirit this season with live music from the Mahanay Memorial Carillon. Each Thursday from 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. a variety of holiday music will be shared with the community. These concerts will begin on November 19 and continue through December 20. Musicians include Michelle Fields, Rick Morain, Wendy VanderLinden, Rhena Lane, Danille Curtis, Pat Richards, and Yvette Bardole. The Bell Tower Community Foundation Board organizes these concerts and appreciates these volunteers known as Mahanay Maestros sharing their talents.
Several bells had been damaged during storms this summer and are now repaired. The community can expect to hear the full 4 octave carillon being played.
Bill Monroe continues to manage the music that is played digitally with several songs playing after each hour. The Westminster Chimes play each quarter hour and rings out the hour.
The Mahanay Bell Tower is now closed for the season but visitors can make an appt. with small groups to visit by calling Jefferson Matters: A Main Street and Chamber Community office at 515-386-2155. COVID precautions are in place for visitors and staff.