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Rome’s Historic Clocktower Restoration Fundraising Underway

Posted November 13, 2015 by Georgia's Rome in Heritage/History, Landmarks, Life in Rome, News

edited-clocktower-check-11.12.2015The Last Stop Gift Shop presented a $200 check to the City of Rome to benefit the Clocktower Restoration Fund.

Gift Shop & Visitor Center Manager, Charlene Mathis, presented the check to City Manager, Sammy Rich. The donation was raised through gift shop sales of the Clocktower Tervis Tumbler which features artwork by the late Debby Brown. A portion of each sale is given to the restoration fund.

“The Clocktower Tervis Tumbler has been popular, especially for holiday gifts. “ said Mathis. “The shop offers gift packages for the holidays and businesses have been adding the Tervis as a way to support the fundraiser in their corporate gifts.”  Charlene added that a limited amount of Tervis Tumblers are still available.

Individuals and groups have also supported the renovation efforts by purchasing bricks. Bricks are still available for $250 and will be installed at the Clocktower grounds. Order forms are available on the campaign website at or at the Last Stop Gift Shop.

In-person donations are still being accepted at the Last Stop Gift Shop located at 402 Civic Center Drive across from Applebee’s.

The City of Rome and The Rome Area Heritage Foundation have partnered to raise funds to restore the city’s iconic Clocktower. The goal is to raise $50,000 to complete project work. Restoration work includes refurbishing the original clockworks on display, replacing rotted wood panels, painting, installing new flooring and updating the landscape.


For more information about the renovation campaign including videos, photos and how to support the fundraising efforts, please visit or call 706.295.5576

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