The Jefferson Matters: Main Street & Chamber Community Ambassadors visited the Bell Tower for quite a few reasons on May 3. The Tower officially opened for the 2021 season on May 1 and will be open weekends in May and then daily from Memorial Day through the end of September. The Mahanay Bell Tower was named Iowa’s Outstanding Attraction in the rural category by Iowa Tourism last week after their annual conference. Bell Tower Staff members were introduced with Tower Coordinator Pat Richards giving some updated news. Bell Tower Foundation President Carole Custer welcomed everyone and introduced Bell Tower Foundation members. Many of those present took the elevator to the Paul Nally Observation Deck to see the newest rooftop art installation. The bells rang and the view was awesome even though the wind continued to blow!