Bake sale set Saturday by Friends of Gillespie's country schools

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The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools group will sponsor a bake sale benefit on Saturday, Dec. 21. 

Volunteers will be set up in Fredericksburg from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of JEK’s East at 1110 East Main Street, JEK’s West at 528 West Main Street, and Chase Bank at 150 East Main Street. 

Fresh baked items are donated by members of the community clubs and other supporting organizations who meet at the Cave Creek, Cherry Spring, Crabapple, Lower South Grape Creek, Luckenbach, Meusebach Creek, Nebgen, Pecan Creek, Rheingold, Williams Creek (Albert), Willow City and Wrede former school buildings. 

Proceeds from the bake sale will be used for preservation and improvement work projects on these 12 former country schools. 

Memorabilia gift items, including coffee cups, stationery cards with envelopes, and history books and DVD’s will also be available for donation prices. 

The group is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization.  Efforts of supporters have produced results at several of the properties over the past 15 years, including roofs replaced, wells drilled, stonework restored, restrooms constructed, and rainwater collection systems and wildlife water stations installed. 

More information is available from Jo Jenschke at 997-2763 or online at www.HistoricSchools.org. 

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