Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Membership Meeting Held

On September 27, 2012, members of the Brazos Heritage Society gathered at the Matthew Winsper Knobel Memorial Gazebo in Heritage Park for the fall membership meeting and social.

After convening the meeting, President Nat Hilliard called on Judge Tom McDonald, who provided a report on the Boonville Historical Marker and an update on the Queen Theatre restoration.

Tom McDonald
Darrell Lovelette, Director of Bryan’s Parks and Recreation Department, and Blaine Brezina, who is working on the Heritage Park Master Plan as part of fulfilling the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, discussed plans for the planting of trees in the foreseeable future.  Mr. Lovelette also responded to questions about park maintenance issues.  It was noted the Society has received more than $1,100.00 in contributions for the purchase of trees and Keep Brazos Beautiful has committed to providing a number of trees as well.

Darrell Lovelette and Blaine Brezina
President Hilliard provided a status report on the Harvest Tea, scheduled for October 27, 2012, in the Abbott-Blakely-Chavis House in College Station’s historic College Park neighborhood.  She also asked for volunteers to assist with this event.

Beverly Myers, the Society’s Treasurer, reported the Society was still awaiting word on a grant request to fund the restoration of the Astin vintage clothes.  She also advised that some of the clothing would be featured in an exhibit at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.

On a final note, President Hilliard advised the Society would participate in the Bryan Christmas Parade on December 14, 2012, and that the Society’s Christmas Stroll in Heritage Park and the East Side Historic District will be held on December 15, 2012.

Prior to and following the formal meeting members gathered in the gazebo to enjoy a selection of delicious refreshments, to become better acquainted with one another, and to learn more about the work of the Society.

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