Montgomery County dedicates new clock tower

A new clock tower sits atop the Montgomery County Courthouse in Crawfordsville.

Posted: Jun. 17, 2018 11:47 PM
Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 9:08 AM

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — For more 20 years the people of Crawfordsville and Montgomery County have been hard at work raising money. The clock tower that formerly stood atop the county courthouse has been missing since World War 2.

Sunday their hard work paid off.

The Montgomery County Clock Tower Committee unveiled the new clock tower to the public over the weekend. Committee president Sandy Lofland-Brown says her dedication was fueled by a friend's dream.

"Dr. Kirtley had Leukemia and I had the pleasure of taking care of him the last night before he passed," said Lofland-Brown. "And he took my hand, and he said, "Sandy will you promise me you will finish the clock tower?" And I just smiled real big and I said absolutely."

The committee raised half a million dollars to fund the new clock tower. Many of the donations came straight from the community.

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