LA Bell Tower Set for Removal, Campaign to Rebuild Underway

Article originally published August 23, 2023 for the Lincoln County News. 

The Lincoln Academy bell tower, a beloved piece of the town academy’s history, is set to be removed Saturday, Sept. 9 due to structural concerns. School administration has launched the Save the Bell campaign to raise funds to restore the bell tower and the traditional bell ringing that marks athletic success and other campus celebrations.

“Everyone wants to have this back, and we want to get it done,” Head of School Jeff Burroughs said.

For over 150 years, the bell tower has been one of the most recognizable icons of the LA campus. While the bell was originally rung at the beginning of each school day and for occasions such as graduation and baccalaureate, it gradually became tradition for athletes to ring the bell in celebration of championship victories.

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Originally published on August 23, 2023 in the Lincoln County News. Click on the link above to read the full article.