Chews Jefferson is a Wednesday lunch event for the summer. It will begin on Wednesday, June 1 and continue each week through the end of August. Residents and visitors are encouraged to order take-out lunch from the many restaurants in Jefferson, and enjoy a Tower Tunes Live concert downtown. A variety of Mahanay Maestros will be playing live each Wednesday from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Each will select their own playlist. The lunch and the music will be a treat for all to enjoy!
This popular event is a promotion coordinated with Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community and the Bell Tower Community Foundation.
The annual Bell Tower Festival will also be the 150th Sesquicentennial for the City of Jefferson! Festivities kick off on Thursday, June 9 with a new fundraising street dinner. The festival is full of events, music, and hosts many class reunions on Friday, June 10 – Saturday, June 11.
The famous Market to Market Relay race returned to Central Iowa on Saturday, May 14. Teams of 6-8 runners took off from Lincoln Way in Jefferson under the Mahanay Bell Tower. Heats started at 5:30 am and the last heat took off at 8:30 am. Runners followed the Raccoon River Bike Trail to Waukee throughout the day.