National Barn Alliance president to speak Thurs., Feb. 8

           Barn Keepers welcomes Donald P. Truax, president of the National Barn Alliance, as the guest speaker to its Thurs., Feb. 8 public meeting at the Evergreen FS Building, 402 S. Hershey Rd., Bloomington. This program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

            Donald Truax, who lives and works in Aurora, Ill., has been a committed preservationist for more than three decades. His firm, Donald Truax Associates, provides community-based historic preservation services. Truax, a longtime member of the Aurora Preservation Commission, was recently honored by that city for his years of historic preservation advocacy and work.

            Elected to the National Barn Alliance board of directors in 2012, Truax had developed a new membership plan, among other accomplishments. He was elected president of the national organization in 2014.

            Truax can be reached at 630-707-7406 or 630-896-7406. His email address is dptruax@gmail.com.

Barn Keepers is a not-for-profit organization in McLean County dedicated to the promotion, restoration and preservation of barns. Additional information is available at www.barnkeepers.org, on Facebook, or by calling Barn Keepers Board President Ron Ropp at 309-452-8534.