Committe members break ground
Members of Berne's Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower steering committee break ground Wednesday, March 17, 2010, to begin construction of the long-awaited clock tower and adjoining plaza. Work will begin soon near the intersection of state Route 218 and U.S. 27 in Berne, with a dedication ceremony set for July 31, 2010, during this year's Swiss Days celebration. The clock tower will stand nearly 160 feet high and will include four large clock faces and animated fiberglass figurines that will emerge to perform a reenactment of scenes from the settlement of the city. The all-volunteer steering committee worked five years to secure $3 million dollars in private pledges to construct the clock tower and plaza.
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