The Mason County Courthouse is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and in honor of this event, the Mason County Historical Commission, in conjunction with the County Commissioners Court, is having a Courthouse Trivia Contest with a $100 prize for first place, and prizes for second and third place.
Beginning with today’s edition of the Mason County New,s there will be 15 questions to answer (there will be a copy of these 15 questions in the next 3 editions - through Oct.20th). Answer ALL 15 questions by Wednesday, October 20th and :
· mail them to: MCHC P.O. Box 1542 Mason, TX 76856 OR
· drop them off at the Mason County Library in the Courthouse Trivia Box.
You can cut out the questions from the paper and fill in the answers or answer the questions on a sheet of paper. JUST BE SURE TO WRITE YOUR NAME AND PHONE # ON YOUR ENTRY. DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20th.
All correct entries will be placed in a box for a special drawing on Saturday, October 30th on the north side of the courthouse during the celebration of the Courthouse’s 100th birthday. The drawing will take place at 4:00 p.m. on the north steps of the courthouse.
This celebration will coincide with the Starving Artists’ Show that will be held on and around the square from 10:00 – 5:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 30th. You can shop for unique art work as well as celebrate a big part of Mason County’s history! We’ll be having free hotdogs and drinks and there will be tours of the courthouse from 10:00 – 5:00.
This event is being held for the public to not only see the courthouse, but to learn about the problems our courthouse is facing in being 100 years old and to understand why the county is applying for the Texas Historical Commission’s Courthouse Preservation Grant. You will be able to see why we need this grant and what the costs are to preserve this beautiful edifice of Mason County history.