Round Hill's planning commission has asked the Town Council to consider drafting a zoning ordinance amendment that would require the town to change all box and post office numbers to street addresses. According to Mayor Jeff Wolford, the change would be made in the interest of safety for the 160 households in Round Hill.
"If the local volunteer fire department responds to a call there may be no problem," he said. "But if the local department is busy or more than one is needed, a neighboring system may have problems finding the right house in time." If the Town Council approves the proposal, it will ask the post office for a new street address system, Wolford said.
The town's first bed and breakfast establishment will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday beginning with a ribbon-cutting by Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Frank Raflo. The event, from which all proceeds will be donated to the Round Hill Fire Department and Rescue Squad, will feature a "ghost tour," a crafts fair, a Rhett Butler look-alike contest, entertainment, a sing-along and refreshments. According to Mary Lou Kegelman, one of the partners in the bed and breakfast enterprise, guests at the 19th century restored house will be offered a chance to dress in costumes from "Gone With the Wind" and "The Sheik." Round Hill Hall is at the west end of town on Rte. 7. For information call 338-9221.