Deadline for Tower of Fame Award is Feb. 25

Terry Rich, recipient of the 2018 Bell Tower of Fame Award

Nominations for the 2019 Bell Tower of Fame Award are due by Monday, Feb. 25.

In the past 39 years more than 50 persons have been honored with the award. Bell Tower of Fame Award recipients have all lived in Greene County during their lifetime. Their personal or professional accomplishments internationally, nationally or statewide have brought great pride to Greene County.

Pollster George Gallup and astronaut Loren Shriver were the first recipients of the Bell Tower of Fame Award. The creator of the National Federation of Wildlife’s Ranger Rick magazine, a member of New York City’s Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the creator of the Iowa Hall of Pride and the CEO of the Iowa Lottery are just a few honorees who have called Greene County home.  

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but for consideration this year, the deadline is  Monday, Feb. 25, at 5 pm at the Greene County Chamber and Tourism office in the Welcome Center, 201 E. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, Iowa 50129. They are required to be submitted on the form that is available at the Chamber office or online at

Past nominations are kept on file and are reviewed by the selection committee, which consists of past Bell Tower Festival chairs. “We encourage nominators to update their nominee’s form if new activities or awards are received that the committee needs to know when reviewing nominations each year,” said Carole Custer, chair of the selection committee.

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