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2017-06-22

Help restore Polly’s Schoolhouse

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A project of The Polly Texas Pioneer Association School is out and it’s time to turn in our report card! Please join us as we review the progress of The Polly Texas Pioneer Association’s latest project, which is to restore Polly’s Schoolhouse. Once restored, the one-room schoolhouse will serve as a community center and micro museum with an outdoor interactive learning center. It will also be registered as an official Texas State Historical landmark.
We will welcome participation from anyone interested in this community and history-oriented enterprise. Join us from 9 to 11 am Polly’s Schoolhouse, 2320 Bear Creek Road, in Pipe Creek. We will provide cookies and country coffee and share with you some of the things we have in mind for the future.
We thank all of our current Schoolhouse members and ask that you make an effort to attend this community meeting. We hope that you have received our previous correspondence and news on the schoolhouse, and welcome your feedback.
At the upcoming meeting, we will present a very special wood framed Schoolhouse photo to one member in attendance. If you’re not a member yet, consider signing up right away and you will eligible to win the photograph. All members will receive Schoolhouse buttons and stickers to continue to promote our efforts.
We are pleased to announce that with the help of generous family members and supporters from the community, we raised about $12,000, which allowed us to complete the title transfer, deed work, surveys and initial cleaning of the schoolhouse.
Additionally, we are able to continue cleaning, clearing and mulching of cedar trees, securing the entry gate, cleaning the interiors and requesting electric service. Also, we received tax-exempt status for the Schoolhouse from the Bandera County Appraisal District.
The next phase of the project is to complete the stabilization for the roof, doors, and windows, and install electric service. We raised $8,000 at our recent concert fundraiser, which will help pay for these major improvements.
As we move forward, we will plan more fundraising events; develop specific plans for restoration, and other ways for volunteers to help.
For more information on this project or to volunteer, please visit www.pollytexaspioneerassociation.org or call Ms. Vivian Cantu at 210-673-3584.

The Polly Texas Pioneer Association is a nonprofit 501.c.3 organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the historic settlement of Polly, Texas, in southeast Bandera County. Founded by our namesake, this village is one of the last historical Tejano towns still remaining in Texas.