Thursday, November 4, 2010

Together We Can Do It!

Mountaineer Heritage Park Brochure
Designed and Donated by
Chris Travis, managing partner of Sentient Architecture, Austin, Texas
and Printed and Donated by Bill Bennett
Bennett’s Brazos Printing, Mineral Wells, Texas

Dear Club Member,
Two years, ago, when the 50 Year Club was deeded the property by the MWISD, new roofs were installed on all 3 buildings.  Rock work and a new stage were completed on the Amphitheater.  A new rock retaining wall behind the Home Ec. Building was built, new windows were installed in the Building, and a new rock walkway was laid on the south side to the front porch.

The “50” Year Club was rolling, anticipating grant money.

Grant and foundation fund applications have been denied for the renovation of our Old Mineral Wells High School.  In order to preserve our memorabilia, we have to hold on to the property which we own -“MOUNTAINEER HERITAGE PARK” (High School, Little Rock School House, & Home Economics Bldg.).  In order to do this, we must have help with the everyday expenses such as office supplies, utilities (electricity, telephone), insurance, and grounds maintenance.

The Home Economics Building (Art Center) is closed at this time.  It needs a new interior, restrooms, wiring, floor tile, etc., for an estimated cost of $100,000.  This will make it a very nice building for the Art Club as well as rental income for various events.  It will also be the meeting place for the 50 Year Club Executive Board.  The Little Rock School House is leased to the Mineral Wells Historical Society.

Of course, the larger plan, renovation of the Old High School, is still in place and we will continue to have fund raisers and search other avenues for monies ($4,000,000+) to help make this happen.  But, for the New Year, the work on the Home Ec. Bldg. will be our goal, with your help.

Chris Travis, managing partner of Sentient Architecture, Austin, TX, designed and donated the enclosed brochure and Bill Bennett, Bennett’s Printing, printed and donated 5000 copies to the Club.  If you have a chance, please thank Bill and Chris for their interest.

I am asking you to please read the brochure, think about the historical buildings in Mineral Wells that have already been demolished and, if you are interested at all in helping preserve our historical property, please fill out the form, place your donation in the supplied addressed envelope and mail it today.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  I believe you will put your shoulder to the wheel and LET’S DO IT – THE MOUNTAINEER SPIRIT!!

We are a 501 ( c ) 3 Club;  you will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.   Please consider the 50 Year Club when preparing yearly tax write-offs, royalties, estate planning, etc.  Legal assistance is available. 

Thank you,
R. E. Mason

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