BEDFORD, Va. -

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who stole an important item from a local landmark.

A large white trailer is missing from the Big Otter Mill.  It was filled with more than $8,000 worth of materials that supporters use to raise money for the property's restoration.

The trailer went missing sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning.  Dozens of expensive items, including a large event tent, were stored inside.

"You look at all the effort that went into accumulating this," said Carlton Toms, a board member for the Big Otter Mill foundation.  "We're talking several years of effort and we just want it back."

The Big Otter Mill foundation is trying to re-open the building as a museum and educational attraction.

If you know where the missing trailer is located, call the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.