Bells to be installed

The bells for the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower will begin to be installed on Thursday, May 25 in Jefferson.  The large crane was set in place on Wednesday morning with paint and electrical work completed.  The fifteen smaller bells that have been housed in the Greene County Courthouse for about 20 years were returned from the Verdin Company in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday engraved with the donor names and fitted with strikers.  The remainder of the bells to complete the four octave, 47 bell carillon will arrive on Thursday morning and the installation will begin.  This process could take up to three days but the goal is to have everything in place by May 31.