The Blanco County Historical Commission held a meeting on October 12 at the Twin Sisters Dance Hall, and was also accompanied by the Board of the Blanco Pioneer Museum, Kent Fortune with his complete chuckwagon and campfire beans, The Unshakeables Gospel Music Band with Mike, Sandi, Jessie, Kelly and Marvin; and a buggy belonging to Dennis Moore's Buggy Barn Museum! We thank the driver, whose name I did not get. Everyone enjoyed the rides and everyone told me how much they enjoyed the music! Our guest speaker was Stephen Dean, Co-Founder of The Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.,who shared with us the many success stories of dance halls around Texas that he has seen renovated, and has played an integral role in preserving. It was great to see all the pictures of dance halls around Texas!
The Unshakeables even let my favorite musician, my husband, Lawrence Coffee, play his bongo drum with them, and we danced, too! We are grateful to The Unshakeables for playing for us at no charge, and for Twin Sisters Dance Hall Board, for allowing us to hold our meeting at no charge, and to the LEOS teenagers for helping us serve and lift and carry heavy things. We also want to thank Brianna Fuchs of Sullivan Street Catering for her generous donation of delicious potato salad, and we are always grateful to Kent Fortune for donating and cooking his delicious campfire beans, and to Lowe's for their contributions to our dinner, Brookeshire Brothers in Wimberley and Norman Weaner, for his generous contributions to our fund raisers and endeavors throughout the year, in Peyton Colony, too; to Roy Holley, who advertised our meeting and last but very high on our list of importance, all the people who brought delicious desserts, coleslaw, and to Lawrence for BBQ'ing the tender, delicious brisket!
The meeting was a success and we all showed the Pioneer Museum that we deeply appreciate their efforts by our generous donations to the museum. We hope you get a chance to visit both the Pioneer Museum and the Buggy Barn Museum soon. The Buggy Barn Museum has an event coming up the first weekend in November, so don't miss that! We'll be there also, selling our Blanco Cowboy Kettle Corn (Lord willing) and Lawrence will have his metal horse and calf for people to rope on, and will also be selling BBQ sandwiches.
Our next Blanco County Historical Museum meeting will be our annual dinner meeting, and we hope you can join us on November 4th in Johnson City at the United Methodist Church from 6 pm to 8 pm, serving dinner at 6 pm. Please bring a side dish to go along with BBQ brisket!
Thank you for your interest in preserving the history and heritage of Blanco County. Call me if you'd like more information! 830-385-9146 Patty Coffee, South Vice-Chair.