Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:09 PM

‘COMMITTED TO PRESERVING’

For Ellen Thompson, cleaning the old store across from Praters Mill in Varnell means more to her than volunteering.

Her grandfather worked in the store during the early 1920s.

On Saturday morning, Thompson and Debbie Peppers were sprucing up the stores interior by dusting, sweeping and other light cleaning duties.

Were both on the Praters Mill Board, we just came over here to work on the store, Thompson said. Everything was shut down for the winter.

Praters was one of Whitfield Countys historical sites that got a a little spring cleaning thanks to volunteers participating in the 20th Annual National Park Day.

The day is sponsored by the Civil War Trust in an effort to beautify and preserve more than 125 historic sites across 29 states.

Thompson said volunteers are always needed, not just on special days.

We always need people to help pick up litter along the road at Praters, were committed to preserving the mill and the store.

Sheila Clark is a member of the Civil War Roundtable, one of several organizations that were cleaning the grounds around the Confederate Cemetery in Daltons West Hill Cemetery.

Its a nationwide effort to help people become aware they can do something to help preserve historic parks and this ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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