Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wonderful workday

We had wonderful workday Saturday Nov. 15th. It was a little nippy and a little windy, but we had a great turnout. Thanks to all who came to help. Work included replacing two pieces of tin roofing that had been blown off, cutting and burning trees and lots of briars, underbrush, cleaning, sweeping, dusting and other odds and ends. Special thanks to Kenneth Mann -- who was able and not afraid to get on the roof. The rest of us were either too old or too scared -- or both!

Picture of those present (except Ginger Shorter, who took the picture)

Gene Barron, Don Gage, Nancy Corley, Kenneth Mann, Kim Vaughn, Sierra Reynolds, Rosemary Whitten, & Janet Davis

Allen Ray Jones, Charles Nunnally, Robert Vaughn, David Guy

Picture of Kenny Mann on top of the roof

Our next workday will be Saturday December 13, 2008, weather permitting.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Reminder: Workday Saturday

This is just a brief reminder that we will have a "come-and-go" cleanup/workday this Saturday, November 15th. Work starts circa 9:00 a.m., Lord willing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Report on Syrup Festival booth

We had a good, though long, day at the Heritage Syrup Festival this past Saturday. We raised over $400 towards upkeep of the Redland building, made some good contacts and had some enjoyable visits with folks who stopped by. We posted a picture of John Miller's circa 1905 singing school, and some who looked at it had ancestors in the picture. A lady who grew up around Redland, but now lives in Waco, noticed our booth and stopped to chat. She attended church there as a child.

We had a sort of "false start", but everything worked out fine in the end. We paid for a booth with electricity, but it wouldn't power the two roasters of chili without tripping out. A city worker came and ran a cord from somewhere else and it worked fine after that.

The Syrup Festival booth appears to be a good way for promoting the Redland Community Center, and we hope to do it again next year. If you're interested in the restoration of this historic building, please consider joining us in this effort next November.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Redland booth at Syrup Festival

On Saturday, November 8, 2008, Redland Community Center will have a booth at the Heritage Syrup Festival in Henderson, Texas. We will be set up on Heritage Square near downtown. This is between the Rusk County Libary and Luminant Energy.

Please stop by and visit us. We will be selling chili. All proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the old Redland Church building.