European visitors to Fulton's Windmill


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Posted Online: Sept. 28, 2010, 10:45 am
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Press release submitted by Fulton Chamber of Commerce

The International Molinological Society (TIMS) board members were guests at de Immigrant windmill in Fulton, Illinois, on Monday, September 20. TIMS is the only organization devoted to milling on an international level.

TIMS board members were greeted with gifts at Fulton's windmill by Mayor Larry Russell and Chief Miller Ron Venema. Several other volunteer millers were on-hand to give tours of the windmill. Dinner was provided by the volunteer millers and was served at the bottom level of the windmill.

Following the meal, the public was invited to attend presentations about European mills. During the presentations, TIMS board president Willem van Bergen presented an enamel TIMS plaque to Chief Miller Ron Venema. Fulton's windmill is only the second mill to be awarded this plaque by the TIMS board. The other mill is located in Austria.

Board members were from Germany, England, Belgium, France, USA, and The Netherlands. The millers would like to thank all the volunteers who made the TIMS visit memorable and successful.




















 



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