Celebrate Christmas at Rock Mill and help restore an old treasure

December 9, 2011 by  

Deck the halls and have a jolly old time as you celebrate Christmas at the historic Rock Mill near Lancaster. Sunday, December 12 will mark the very first Christmas celebration for the historic mill, which is currently under restoration. The free event will allow visitors to step back in time and visit the old gristmill while viewing the progress that has been made since the restoration process started.

Visitors are welcome to tour the mill from 1 to 4 p.m. and enjoy a variety of refreshments. Volunteers will be serving mulled cider, hot chocolate, cookies, and chili. The organizers of the mill’s first ever Christmas celebration and open house hope the event will become an annual tradition to be enjoyed by the community and surrounding areas of Lancaster.

Organizers of special events often find themselves in need of a local print company to supply a variety of printing services, such as brochure printing, flyer printing, and banner printing. Posters and programs can also be printed up to keep visitors informed of local happenings and special events within the community. Fundraising event flyers and posters can also be handled by printing companies in the area.

The six-story gristmill was constructed in 1824 and sits on top of a 40-foot sandstone cliff over the falls of the Hocking River. Rock Mill is speculated to be the largest, as well as the oldest, remaining mill in Ohio.

Dave Fey, director of the Historical Parks Commission of Fairfield County, has been trying to raise enough funds over the past few years to complete restoration of the historic mill. Currently, about half of the necessary funds have been raised. Work on the mill proceeds as funds are made available. Residents of the area have started to publicize the restoration of the mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.