Last winter Botetourt County proposed to sell the Eagle Rock Community House for over $100,ooo. By December the Eagle Rock Ruritan Club had been given the building by the county. At the regular board of supervisors meeting on Dec. 20, about 25 citizens from the Eagle Rock area showed up in support during the public hearing on the matter.
The building has some structural problems that had been noted to the board in November. The stipulation is if the Ruritan Club ever goes out of organization, the county will get the building back. Steve and Donna Vaughn spoke to the Ruritan’s eagerness to make it a community center and outlet. Fr. Stephen Stanley of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Fincastle said his church would support the move and perhaps extend the Botetourt Food Pantry to the building as a satellite site.
In the end,the Supervisors happily approved the measure and Eagle Rock Ruritan Club happily left the meeting to prepare to renovate the building for community use.