On June 9, 2017, Bell Tower Community Foundation President Carole Custer presented the new four octave carillon to the Board of Supervisors. She also announced the observation deck will now be known as the Paul E. Nally Observation Deck in honor of friend and donor to the Foundation, Paul Nally.
Paul passed away ten years ago and left money through his estate to a number of great causes in the county. He made a large impact with his time and talents during his life in Jefferson. With these funds as a catalyst, the projects and fundraising leading to the completion of the Let the Bells Ring campaign came to fruition. A plaque was read and installed in the observation deck of the tower at the 2017 Opening Cermonies of the Bell Tower Festival.
Friends and family members including Bob Owens were introduced to the large crowd.