Hill Country Community Action Assn. Inc. and the San Saba Senior Center have won a Community Development Partnership Program grant in the amount of $24,700 from LCRA for a community project as part of a city-wide beautification program. Mike McHenry, LCRA board member made the presentation with Lori LeBlue, Grants Program Coordinator in attendance. The San Saba Senior Center has been working toward a plan to create a beautiful garden area with shade structures, native plantings, shrubs and flowers. In addition, there will be walkways with seating and shaded areas with pergolas. The garden will also showcase the most earth-friendly landscaping practices available as well as water features. It will include a rainwater catchment system, drought-hearty native Texas plants, trees, flowers and also provide raised-bed vegetable gardening. There will be opportunities for community involvement to provide individual memorials through pavers, benches, etc. In addition, art projects such as murals, sculptures and free-standing art installations will be sought from local artists. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. HCCAA under Executive Director Tama Shaw and Linda Mixon, Director of the Senior Center will partner with Stan Weik, City Manager City of San Saba, Gail Bruner, Keep San Saba Beautiful and Ann McElroy, The San Saba Garden Club in addition to several private contributors.