Busti Historical Society To Meet Sept. 4

BUSTI – The Busti Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the meeting room of the Busti Museum next to the Grist Mill for its final regular meeting before the Sept. 29 Apple Festival.

This year’s festival will highlight the newly completed and dedicated historic Grist Mill that the Society has been working for 40 years to complete. The full array of machinery is now present and will be running throughout the festival. The grinding stones, the elevators and chutes, and the rare bolting reel will all be demonstrated throughout the day.

The society also has constructed a new building next to the miller house across the road from the mill and museum. A dramatically expanded space has thereby opened up for the convenience of demonstrators and guests. Consequently plans are being made for added attractions and educational demonstrations. The new building will also make possible improved display of historic items formerly exhibited on the top floor of the mill. All members and interested parties are urged to attend this important meeting.

The society met Aug. 7 and heard reports on the mill operation trainings, the miller house restoration, and the progress on the new building. Joseph Gerace reported on the Paul Busti Memorial mini-park project.

John Siggins volunteered to be Apple Festival chairman.

Following the business meeting Frank Walzer gave a program based on his experience in Ripley raising sweet and sour cherries and the production of Maraschino cherries.