$1.8K raised for Park Improvements
The Rosebud Parks & Recreation sold shaved ice snow cones at Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association's (TEDTEA) annual Tractor, Truck and Engine Show on Saturday, Oct. 3, bringing in more than $1,800 to go towards Phase 1 improvements to American Legion Park. Attractions this year included a Flea Market, Corn Shelling, Wheat Thrashing, a Big Engine Crank and almost anything else you’d expect to find at a tractor show.
“It's a great, local event that draws families from all over Texas,” Jamie Moeller, Chairman for Rosebud Parks and Recreation told The Rosebud News.
With the help of six local volunteers, the Parks and Rec booth sold almost 700 snow cones.
“It's always fun to see new and familiar faces come out to the show every year,” said TEDTEA President, Dustin Marx. “We are happy to have volunteers from Rosebud join us.”
This is the fourth year that the Park and Recreation Department has participated in the show. The largest tractor show in Texas, it pulls in at least 4,500 visitors per year.
“Each year, we meet people at the show who have roots in Rosebud,” Moeller recalled. “We love to hear them share their stories and memories of growing up here and playing in American Legion Park.”
“They are excited to see the city, Town Square Community Foundation and community working together to improve our town and preserve its history,” she continued.
The Rosebud Parks and Recreation Department is working in cooperation with the Town Square Community Foundation (TSCF) to see Rosebud ‘THRIVE.’
The THRIVE: Promoting Parks and Creating Community project is a master plan to revitalize the parks within the City of Rosebud, beginning with American Legion Park, which is the largest of the four. There will be a total of four phases that will progress as funds become available.
“We're passionate about building better parks but just as important, we are committed to creating community,” reads the TSCF website. “While continuing to raise funds for Rosebud's parks, the purpose of our campaign is to revitalize outdoor spaces that are safe for children to play, parents to gather, families to unite and community to thrive.”
The project is continuing solely on the basis of grants, donations, and in-kind goods. For more information or to donate to the improvement of Rosebud Parks, head to www.tscftexas.org/rosebud-thrive-parks-project.