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 email@example.com
or visit www.savethemill.org.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of