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Avon Historical Preservation Committee to present award for local preservation efforts

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

AVON Avon Historical Preservation Committee will present awards on Tuesday, May 22nd at Avon’s Town Council meeting to local individuals and the Upper Eagle Valley Water and Sanitation District for their efforts to preserve the town’s heritage. Many of those being honored were born and raised in the Valley and have been advocates for preserving Avon’s history not just for their own family records, but for the public record. A plaque will also be presented to Avon’s Town Council recognizing that the Nottingham Power Plant has been listed in the Colorado State Register by the Colorado Historical Society. Awards will be given to Allan Nottingham and Frank Doll for their efforts to restore the Avon Store as part of the museum in Eagle; Mauri and Nancy Nottingham for their preservation of several historic buildings including the Nottingham house built in 1908, a blacksmith shop, and a barn; Upper Eagle Valley Water & Sanitation District for their foresight in preserving and maintaining the Hahnewald Barn; and Don and June Simonton for the preservation of local oral history. “The Committee is giving these awards to recognize those who have been working to preserve Avon’s history on their own, before the Town Council created an Historical Preservation Committee,” said Kim Nottingham, a member of Avon’s Historical Preservation Committee. The Historical Preservation Committee was established July 12, 2005, to protect and enhance the Town’s welfare and economy through the preservation of historical attractions for local residents, tourists and visitors to Avon; expand public awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the Town’s unique local history; and foster widespread appreciation of and respect for Avon’s historic and cultural heritage. opyright 2003 Great Old Broads for Wilderness. All rights reserved —————–

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