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Fundraiser at Polly’s Chapel rescheduled


To preserve and maintain a historic landmark and the legend of José Policarpio Rodriguez, the Polly Texas Pioneer Association (PTPA) Board of Directors will host a fundraiser chapel’s grounds, located between Bandera and Pipe Creek on Saturday, June 18.
The celebration kicks off at 11 am with an opening ceremony, invocation and welcoming remarks, followed by a performance of the “Grupo Leon Valley Folklorico Dancers” and musical entertainment by Buck Shannon. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon with side dishes and dessert. After lunch activities will include a live auction. Adult tickets are $10 and include lunch and entertainment.
One of Bandera and San Antonio’s earliest settlers, Rodriguez born January 1829 to at La Villa de San Fernando de Austria – now Zaragoza – in Mexico. In 1940, only four years after the Battle of the Alamo, the family moved to Old San Antonio. After years as a gunsmith, a marksman and frontiersman, a scout and surveyor, Polly Rodriguez began construction of the charming chapel, located approximately 8.5 miles northeast of Bandera. He then also established a small township along the banks of Privilege and Bear creeks.
Over the years, the association and the Bandera community have helped preserve historic landmarks and Polly’s legend. The fundraising goals include continued maintenance of the chapel, chapel grounds, cemetery, and drainage and road improvements. Ass the Polly Texas Pioneer Association is now a nonprofit association under Section 501(C)(3), contributions are tax deductible.
For more information or tickets for the event, contact Anna Lunoff at 210- 364-7096 or visit the association’s website www.pollytexaspioneerassociation.org.