By Elaine Anne Watt
One of the things we love best about Middleburg is that we are a close-knit community of doers. When we walk down the street we greet each other or introduce ourselves to a new face. We eagerly share information and resources and watch out for one another. When sadness hits, we help out, and when there is something to celebrate, we join in with joy and enthusiasm.
Our cover is graced by Bob Ball, a veritable institution in this beloved town of ours. His business as the owner/operator along with his wife Joyce of Middleburg Millwork is the place to go in town for everything you know you need and just about everything else you didn’t know you needed until now. You’ll be greeted with a smile and provided knowledgeable and helpful service along with a laugh or two.
But, that is only a small part of the story. The rest has to do with all the things you haven’t yet learned about Bob. In our version of “All About Bob,” you’ll find out about the pair of hands that have helped craft the fabric of Middleburg and a remarkable citizen as well.
Thank you to Callie Broaddus, our writer and photographer, for bringing Bob’s story to light. ML