Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Danner Trust to Fund All the Windows at The Mill

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[March 25, 2008]  The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County has announced yet another step in the right direction concerning The Mill. The building's old windows, many of which were broken and in need of repairs, will be replaced by brand-new ones. There are over 40 windows to be replaced. This enormous step has been made possible by a grant through the Danner Trust, which works to encourage and aid preservation and restoration of historical locations.

The mission of the Danner Trust is to aid and encourage financially the development, restoration, preservation, maintenance and exhibition of historical facts, data, documents, relics and buildings of historical significance or interest for Logan County and contiguous counties. With grant assistance from the trust, the replacement of the windows will be covered at about $17,000-$18,000 in materials and labor, both of which will be contracted locally.

Judy Cavestani, an administrator for the Danner Trust at the Mount Pulaski Library, tells us they are "pleased to be a part of the Route 66-Mill project with this gift that will help in the restoration and preservation of Logan County's history."

Cavestani worked closely with Geoff Ladd, the Route 66 Heritage Foundation chairman, during the grant submission. "When we announced Larry Van Bibber's donation towards the Mill roofing project, we also mentioned the need for new windows," said Ladd. "The Danner Trust stepped up to the plate and has been fantastic to work with. We are incredibly grateful that this grant has come through. I want to thank Judy and the entire Danner Trust."

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A volunteer work day at The Mill has also been announced for May 10. Interested parties should contact the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County. The foundation's annual Logan County Route 66 Garage Sale on June 13-14 is also a fundraiser for The Mill.

The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Route 66 heritage within Logan County. To learn more about their mission or for information about their events, call 217-732-8687, e-mail info@abe66.com or visit www.savethemill.org.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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