Jefferson Matters Investment Drive under way

The annual Investment Drive for Jefferson Matters: Main Street kicked off earlier this month. Donations to the non-profit program help fund the projects and expenses involved in the program for the coming year.

This miniature bell tower will be painted to show progress toward the $70,000 goal of Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Investment Drive.

The theme of “We Aim High” was selected and a thermometer of the Mahanay Bell Tower was built by volunteer Marc McGinn. Amy and Chris Milligan along with their niece Taylor Johnston painted the structure and added the bells on top.

The tower is now located in front of  the Jefferson Matters: Main Street office at 110 W Lincoln Way. As the donations come in, the tower will be marked to reach the goal of $70,000 pledged for this next year’s programming.

As an added  incentive to make an investment  before Dec. 31, the name of each investor will be entered into a drawing for a special meal with Rosie and Ray Tucker in their loft above Sensibly Chic on Lincoln Way. The winner will choose four people to dine with the Tuckers experiencing a meal prepared by chef D.C. Bland.

Investors to the Main Street program can be individuals, businesses, and organizations who want to support the non-profit program in its mission to strengthen, support and energize Jefferson’s downtown through historic preservation. Jefferson was named a Main Street community in 2012. More information on investments is available on the website at or by contacting the office at 515-386-3585 or email director [at] jeffersonmatters [dot] org

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