Preservation Rosebud to host reception for Classes of ‘71-73
Preservation Rosebud held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Rosebud Museum.
Thirteen members and guests were present: Les and Fran Heugatter, Greg and Marla Wallace, James Prothro, Joe and Sharon Saunders, La Verne Withers, Tiffani Murray, Caroline Akers Wright, Becky Meacham, and Barry and Iris Sharp.
President Les Heugatter called the meeting to order and recognized new board members and visitors. Caroline Akers Wright will be joining the group as a grant writer, and Tiffani Murray will be in charge of public relations and community involvement.
Becky Meacham became the newest Lifetime Member with her donation of $200.
Preservation Rosebud now has a Facebook page. Everyone is encouraged to add Preservation Rosebud to your “Favorites” and follow upcoming events. Copies of Fran Heugatter’s most recent article in “The Rosebud News” were distributed.
Les Heugatter shared with the group that the Blackwood Brothers Gospel Quartet visited the museum when they were in town May 7 for a performance at the First Baptist Church. Mark Blackwood was very impressed with the museum and complimented this valuable Rosebud community asset.
The minutes of the June 7 meeting were read and approved with one correction by new secretary James Prothro, who shared the treasurer’s report in the absence of Alfred Martinez.
Iris Sharp asked if there were original architectural plans for the building, but none have been found. She asked about a computer for documenting exhibits. Secretary James Prothro shared that the office area on the first floor is complete, but a computer is needed to use museum inventory software to catalog and manage donations.
With the near completion of the downstairs meeting room and display area, progress going forward will address the second floor workroom. James Prothro outlined an agenda for the upstairs flooring and ceiling. Vice-president Greg Wallace shared renovations of plumbing and electrical to the upstairs.
Preservation Rosebud has archived copies of the “Rosebud News,” and a future project is to search through the newspapers for photos of events held upstairs.
C.E. Wolf has recently donated a massive piece of agricultural machinery, a 298 D seed cleaner. James Prothro said this latest acquisition will reflect Rosebud’s history as an agricultural community.
Another generous donation is a display case from Monica Castellanos, David Diaz, and Ximena Diaz at Hwy 77 Cafe.
Pam Cone’s gift of an antique thread box, like one used at Shigut’s store, goes perfectly beside the antique Ruby sewing machine.
Preservation Rosebud voted unanimously to host a reception for members of the Rosebud-Lott High School Classes of ‘71, ‘72, and ‘73 on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9-11 a.m. when they come to Rosebud to celebrate their 50th reunion.
Thanks to Donald and Delores Zipperlen at Rosebud Feed and Grain for supplying the floral arrangements for the meeting.
After the meeting adjourned, everyone enjoyed refreshments, including Marla Wallace’s signature buttermilk pound cake, strawberries, grapes, and sausage and cheese with savory party crackers. Iced tea with extra ice and chilled water completed the snacks. A tour of the museum followed to see the new improvements and displays.
The next meeting will be held on the fourth Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Yearly memberships of $15 and Lifetime Memberships of $200 may be sent to Preservation Rosebud, P. O. Box 792, Rosebud, TX 76570.
A special thanks to our donors and new members for your support. We appreciate your help in preserving Rosebud’s past and enriching its present.
Everything’s rosy in Rosebud.