Lawrence County landmark celebrates 201 years

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A community-wide celebration for the Volant Mills, featuring a wide-range of activities, was held on Saturday.

Different musical groups performed for the celebration of 201 years for the Lawrence County landmark, while crafters had various items for sale. There was also a benefit dinner cooked in the eighteenth century style with Dutch ovens over an open fire.

Organizers said it’s important to recognize the longevity of the mill.

“It’s amazing for a wooden structure to last that long, so we’re really excited, you know its history in the making. We’re in the process of bringing the grinding, we’re going to grind grain back to the mill, hopefully, said Cheryl Geidner, Event Coordinator.

Mill workers had hoped to get it back up and running by the celebration this weekend, but there were some hold-ups.

Eventually, organizers hope to have demonstrations of how grain is ground and flour is made.

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