Windmill Blades Turn Again After Restoration

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) -- A southwestern Michigan landmark has been revived -- and now it's been rededicated.

WZZM-TV reports the blades of Holland's 252-year-old DeZwaan windmill began turning again Saturday morning during a community celebration and open house. The windmill underwent about $760,000 in restoration and repair work after a fundraising effort.

The windmill is part of Windmill Island Gardens, a popular tourist destination that's also undergoing improvements. Project consultant Jodi Syens tells The Grand Rapids Press the windmill is open for daylong tours.

The blades started turning to signify the start of the Run of the Mill race, which raises money for improvements. They include restoration of the Amsterdam street organ and carousel.

Holland officials have approved plans to turn over operation of Windmill Island Gardens to a nonprofit group by 2016.


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