MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An estimated 800 people paid $1 each last weekend to take guided tours of the B&O Roundhouse in Martinsburg, according to a member of the group that wants to restore the property.
The higher-than-expected turnout at the Roundhouse Rail Day July 3 was another signal of the community's excitement surrounding the Roundhouse restoration project, Roundhouse committee member Judy Martin said.
"This wasn't a fund-raiser so much as it was a friend-raiser," Martin said.
Berkeley County Commissioner Robert L. Burkhart agreed.
"I've said this not a county commission project, this is a county people project and that is showing more and more," Burkhart said.
Guided tours, T-shirt sales and an evening performance by the Millbrook Orchestra raised more than $6,000 for the restoration fund, Martin said.