We've kept busy with guests at the retreat. We held a fundraiser for Phoenix Circle Foundation, with an art auction and a house concert, and Andy and some volunteers worked to remove the front of the Arts Building in town and replace it with new frontage. We wanted that done before the Cheese Festival on Oct. 13.
I am continually looking for money for economic development and am currently working on a grant application targeted toward Main St Beautification. Our GoFundMe campaign is still up and running but I haven't updated it in a while -- hopefully will get to that today. We appreciate all donations.
We hosted Brian Pounds and Grace Pettis, two fabulous singer/songwriters from Austin, on the night of our Art Auction. We made a couple hundred dollars and still have art left for sale. All art pieces were donated by some really good artists. While driving around the state promoting that event, I made lots of contacts in the arts and music scene.
Gotta run...... will pick up when I get back from running errands. /Linda