On hand for today's ceremony were two of Hallsville's former principals, William Shea and James Davenport. The school also recognized the memory of former superintendent of schools Dr. Thomas Brennan, who passed away this month and is credited with starting the project to refurbish the clock and tower. His wife and daughters attended the re-dedication and received commemorative photos of the clock.
Prior to starting the clock ticking again, city historian Eric Kreuger offered a bit of history about the school and clock, showing up-close photos of the tower and internal workings to the students who can't climb up to the roof to see it for themselves.
Video of the chimes and countdown can be viewed on the Manchester School District Facebook page.