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Gillespie County Country Schools Historic Country Schoolhouse Open House & Bar-B-Cue
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • Posted April 7, 2010

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools invite you to tour five of the historic schools April 10, 2010. Open for tour will be Wrede, Pecan Creek, Cherry Mountain, Cherry Spring, and Crabapple schools. Former students, teachers and members of the community will be available to talk about aspect of period school life and after consolidation. Driving maps are available from the Fredericksburg Chamber Visitor Bureau at 302 East Austin Street. More information is also available by visiting their web site at The open house is plan from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday April 10, 2010.

Also that weekend, a benefit barbecue by donation will be held on Sunday, April 11, starting at 10:30 A M at the American Legion Hall located on Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. You can dine in or drive thru for food to go.

In conjunction with the tour and barbecue, a prize drawing will also be held on April 11. Tickets can be purchased at the Open House on Saturday or on Sunday at the American Legion Hall. Ticket sales are going on at this time from member of the schools group. A prize list is available. Merchants and individuals from Gillespie and surrounding areas have donated prizes. Souvenirs and DVDs featuring all the schools are also available for purchase. The prize drawing will benefit the restoration and maintenance projects at the 12 Gillespie County Country schools.

Plan a trip to the Hill Country for a driving tour on the "Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Tour". Experience the ambiance of what it was like to be educated in a one-two room school. Saturday explore different architectural styles and see the beautiful landscape of the Hill Country. Sunday support preservation efforts by attending the BBQ Meal Fundraiser and prize drawings at the American Legion Hall Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg.

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