Preservation Rosebud holds meeting, participates in garage sale event

Preservation Rosebud met on Thursday, Oct. 26, and voted unanimously to participate in the Rosebud 100+ Garage Sales as a fundraiser benefiting the museum. Greg and Marla Wallace graciously offered their pavilion at 701 E. Main St. in Rosebud for the Saturday, Nov. 4, event. Supporters of Preservation Rosebud are encouraged to stop by and shop.

Members were greeted at the entrance by matching fall arrangements including pumpkins and squash. Thanks to Karen Wolf for making the museum look so inviting.

Thirteen members and one guest were present: Les Heugatter, president; Greg Wallace, vice-president; Fran Heugatter, secretary/publicist; James Prothro, facilities manager; Alfred Martinez, treasurer; Marla Wallace, grants; Tiffani Murray, public relations; Caroline Akers Wright, grants; board members Joe and Sharon Saunders; life member Becky Meacham; 

Barry and Iris Sharp, and guest Claude Sharp.

President Les Heugatter called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. The minutes of the Sept. 21 meeting were presented by Fran Heugatter and the treasurer’s report was given by Alfred Martinez. Both were approved after one correction by Alfred Martinez.

Members were given a copy of the Oct. 4 front page article in “The Rosebud News” written by Fran Heugatter. Preservation Rosebud appreciates this coverage in our local newspaper and encourages everyone to be a subscriber.

Claude Short was given a guided tour of the museum by Joe Saunders and shared ideas for involving school children in their family history in Rosebud. Sharon Saunders brought pictures of freestanding displays to share.

The group agreed that an increase in yearly membership dues was needed and voted to raise dues to $20. Lifetime Memberships will remain $200 and may be sent to Preservation Rosebud, P. O. Box 792, Rosebud, TX 76570.

The newest members of Preservation Rosebud are Barry and Iris Sharp. Barry is pastor of First Lutheran Church in Rosebud where Iris plays the organ and teaches a Sunday School class. They are very involved with their large and interesting family as well as running the Sharp Ranch near Travis. Welcome Barry and Iris!

Preservation Rosebud is asking for pictures of past mayors of Rosebud for a display. For information call Les Heugatter at (281) 353-0383.

Caroline Akers Wright invited everyone to a Halloween party at her home, the Swepston House,  known as the Old Hospital. She and husband Matthew Wright have meticulously decorated their home for this event.

After the meeting adjourned, everyone enjoyed refreshments of iced tea, summer sausage, cheese, crackers, cookies, and kolaaches provided by Marla Wallace and Fran Heugatter.

Be sure to follow Preservation Rosebud on Facebook for upcoming events and updates. The next meeting will be scheduled after the holidays. 

Everything’s rosy in Rosebud.

The Rosebud News

251 Live Oak St
Marlin, TX 76661
Phone: (254) 883-2554
Fax:(254) 883-6553