Nickelsville Ruritan Club once again hosted Bush Mill Day, which featured music from four bands, fresh apple butter and cornmeal, and an assortment of vendors.
This year’s event comes on the heels of recently completed repairs to the 117-year-old gristmill located just outside Nickelsville.
Bob Etherton, a member of the nonprofit Southwest Virginia Community Foundation that headed up the renovation, said the work meant the mill was once again operational, and open for tours, during the festival.
“This year the Bush Mill itself will be operating,” Etherton said. “Last year we were down because of construction, so they’ll be able to see the cornmeal process, the waterwheel turning, and Bush Mill, to my knowledge, is one of the only operating mills in this part of the country.”comments powered by Disqus