The Bell Tower Festival is always held on the 2nd weekend in June in Jefferson, and this is a traditional time for class reunions to meet. The Greene County School Foundation welcomes all of the classes and alumni back by sponsoring the annual Reunion Rendezvous on Saturday afternoon.
The Reunion Rendezvous was kicked off in 2019 with great success. This event is held right after the parade from 12:30 – 3 p.m. and located on the north side of the courthouse. Decorated tables and chairs are located under the shade of the trees. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets from the parade. Live music will provide an inviting atmosphere to catch up with classmates and family. Tables can be reserved for class reunions. Teachers are welcome to attend too.
Annie Ostendorf will continue as the volunteer class reunion contact and invites those classes planning reunions to contact her. Annie would like a contact name, email address, and cell along with plans that have been made for the class. Contact Annie at 515-370-1397 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Molly Cunningham at The Welcome Center will also take information by calling 515-386-2155 during the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or email her at email@example.com Information on festival activities will be sent to the contact people to share with their classes.
A wide variety of food vendors and downtown restaurants will be available so everyone can plan to get something to eat and drink following the parade and meet up at the Reunion Rendezvous location. Alcoholic drinks will also be available for sale on the square after the parade and throughout the evening.
The Greene County School Foundation will be sponsoring this annual event with live music. Plans are to have school buildings open for tours on Sunday.
Many classes plan their own gathering during Saturday evening and return to the downtown for the live entertainment. The Plaza Stage area on the south side of the courthouse will have continuous live entertainment at no cover charge for the open-concept festival on both Friday and Saturday nights.
The Bell Tower Festival has a great website and Facebook page with updated info on events. www.belltowerfestival.com and https://www.facebook.com/BellTowerFestival
The Reunion Rendezvous committee also hosts a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ReunionRendezvous/ available to anyone and will update it as festival plans are finalized – Bell Tower Festival Class Reunions.