Boones Mill races to save historic train depot

Boones Mill DepotThe Town of Boones Mill has announced a matching grant opportunity that will help move the historic train depot before it is demolished by Norfolk-Southern for safety concerns.  The town has already received a $50,000 challenge grant. Mayor Ben Flora says they are working on the other 50,000 needed by May 1st. The historic train depot sits on Norfolk-Southern property. Flora says the town would like to turn it into a cultural center…The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is collecting donations on behalf of Boones Mill. The official donation form can be found on the Boones Mill town website (www.townofboonesmill.org) or on the “Restoring the Boones Mill Norfolk & Western Railroad Station” Facebook page.The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is accepting the donations on behalf of the Town of Boones Mill. Donations can also be mailed to:
Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation  Attn: Boones Mill Depot Fund PO Box 1366 Roanoke, VA 24007

WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with Mayor Flora about the historic depot’s significance to the town:

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