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.