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The Bell Tower Community Foundation treated the county supervisors to Deal’s apple cider donuts with birthday candles to mark the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower’s 52nd birthday Monday. The supervisors were game enough to sing the birthday song in return for the donuts.
Foundation president Carole Custer also presented the board with a framed certificate commemorating the dedication of the 47-bell carillon two years ago.
Supervisor Pete Bardole, ex officio member of the foundation, accepted the certificate. He and supervisor Dawn Rudolph are both the same age as the bell tower – 52.
On Oct. 16, the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower is 52 yrs. old. To celebrate, the Tower will be open on Oct. 13 & 14 will be open from 10 – 4 with all persons 52 yrs old admitted free. Youth 18 and under are always free courtesy of Jefferson Hy-Vee. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, “Happy Birthday” will be played on the carillon right after each hour to celebrate.
The Mahanay Bell Tower will be open weekends in October from 10 -4 and is the perfect place to view the beautiful fall colors of rural Iowa from the 120 ft. Paul Nally Observation Deck accessed by elevator. The bells play the Westminster Chimes each quarter hour and 3 songs after each hour.