Zirkle Mill Community Celebration September 9, 2007

After the Zirkle Mill was saved, the new owners of the mill, Robert Andrews and Sherryl Belinsky, held a community celebration. Attending were members of the Zirkle Mill Foundation and the Save the Zirkle Mill organization, County Supervisors, Director of the VA Department of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Exec. Director of APVA Preservation Virginia Elizabeth Kostelny, Delegate Todd Gilmore and the Colonel Fielding Lewis Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

During the Celebration, time was taken to remember local historian and genealogist Blair Zirkle who took a great interest in the restoration of the mill in the 1980's and convinced the owner at the time Glen Hofecker to submit the mill for inclusion on the Virginia Historic Landmark Registry and the National Register of Historic Places. Rob Andrews surprised his daughter Lisa by giving her the honor of mounting the new Historic Register Plaque on the mill.

Glen Hofecker, restorer of the mill in the 1980's.
Owner Rob Andrews talks about the Mill's waterwheel during the tour.
Delegate Allen Louderback received the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal for his work to save the mill.
The crowd enjoys the program.
The Front Page news on January 10, 2006

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