By San Saba Garden Club
You may have read the big front-page-above-the-fold-news last week, that the San Saba Garden Club has been blessed with a $20,000 LCRA grant to renovate their clubhouse (the historic Mill House in Mill Pond Park), but that is just a part of the story.
You see, in the preparation for submitting an application to the LCRA for a Community Development Partnership Program grant, LCRA required that the Garden Club provide 20% of the total project budget (or $5,000) in matching funds. That would be pretty intimidating for most, but not for dauntless members like Ann McElroy (who lead the charge), Gail Bruner, Debbie Shahan and Thomas Thompson.
The Garden Club has had some history of working with the Community Foundation. A few years ago, the Foundation had given the club several thousand dollars for repairs and improvements to the historic building. So once again we appealed to the Foundation for help.