In the effort of keeping local citizens engaged and up to date on the happenings at Blanco State Park, the park and Citizens for Blanco State Park are starting a weekly column in the Blanco County News.
We will be handling writing responsibilities off each week, so one week you will learn about various support opportunities from the Citizens for Blanco State Park and Friends of the Park groups, and the next you will read about the natural happenings and upcoming events from Blanco State Park staff.
Next week, look forward to hearing about new additions to the park family – six baby bluebirds. This week, Citizens for Blanco State Park will take their turn.
Did you know that Blanco State Park was used for activities for the community? Some of the many activities that were held included horse races, the county fair, ropings in the roping arena, baseball games, egg hunts, and the circus.
This headline is from the Blanco County News, dated May 16, 1940: The Blanco FFA boys invite you to attend the Donkey Rodeo to be held at the softball field in the Blanco State Park.
The Citizens for Blanco State Park are putting together a historical cookbook, with all proceeds going to Friends of Blanco State Park to help the park.
The cookbook will have some pictures, as much history as we can get in, and, of course, recipes from anyone who would like to contribute. Some of the recipes we have include park memories from the contributors. We also have stories from the past that we are including.
If you have stories, pictures, articles from the early days in the park, and your wonderful recipes–with or without your fond memories of the park–either contact Sharon Romero (PO Box 1203, Blanco, TX 78606 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jo Nell Haas (830-833-5695 or email@example.com). You can also drop them at the Chamber of Commerce office. Hurry! The deadline is approaching.