Members of the historical preservation community gathered in Berryville, Va. Wednesday afternoon to award members of their community who are preserving the county’s rural heritage.
The Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission presented certificates of merit to Alain and Celeste Borel, the owners of Mount Airy and L’Auberge Provencal; to Page Carter, who rehabilitated the historic property at 1959 Millwood Rd.; and to White Post Restorations and Donnie Carver, who maintain the iconic white post of White Post, Va.
The owners of Callander Farm and Walnut Hall, Don and Mary Shockey, received a stewardship award for their commitment to preserving the county’s rural heritage and cultural identity.
“It’s our way of saying thank you,” said Betsy Arnett, the Chair of the Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission. “Acknowledging that people have gone above and beyond to maintain the historic resources that make clarke the special place that it is.”
This year marked the award ceremony’s 20th anniversary.