‘Cars and Cornmeal’ event to debut at Francis Mill

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Francis Grist Mill and National Preservation Month, the Francis Mill Preservation Society is hosting “Cars and Cornmeal,” a pre-1972 car show, on May 19.

Stroll along the lane to the millpond, tour the restored mill, see grinding demos and local crafts. Then, enjoy barbecue by Blue Ridge BBQ and Mama Moody’s Fried Pies. Bring your street rod, antique car or the old truck your grandpa drove.

Registration is $10, and the event begins at 8 a.m. Spectator tickets are just $5. All proceeds from this event go to the continuing preservation of the mill and to promote and preserve our local heritage.

The Francis Mill Preservation Society was founded in 2003 to restore and preserve the 1887 Francis Grist Mill. Restoration began with a series of workshops staffed with volunteers from nine states and Switzerland along with donated materials from Haywood County.

The Francis Mill Preservation Society is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. The mill is located at 14 Hugh Massie Road in Waynesville.

828.456.6307 or www.francismill.org.

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