Busti Historical Society To Meet Wednesday

The Busti Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room of the Busti Museum for its August business meeting and program.

The group will discuss preparations for the operation of the newly restored Grist Mill.

One day a month operation and training is planned until enough operators are trained and the characteristics of the machinery become established. Members and nonmembers who wish to learn the necessary skills are invited to attend. The August session will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11. This will also be a work day. If the new storage barn is completed, items will be moved there from the Mill.

Other work days in preparation for the Sept. 29 Apple Festival and for the restoration of the Miller House will also be set.

There will be a brief program following the meeting. Frank Wolzer, originally from Ripley, will talk about cherry production in Chautauqua County. Wolzer and his father were the first in the county to use a mechanical harvester for cherries. The production of sweet and sour cherries and Maraschino cherries will be covered.