Chili nets $2,500 for depot
A Texas norther blew in overnight Friday providing perfect “chili weather” and the Rockdale Historical Society raised about $2,500 in its annual historical depot-museum chili lunch fund raiser Saturday at Fair Park.
Pat Jackson, historical society volunteer said about 200 bowls were served.
The total also included proceeds from a silent auction, dessert sale and a contribution from an individual, according to Jackson.
The Rockdale Historical Society was formed in 1998 and purchased the depot from Adolph McVoy the next year promising to restore the Victorian Era structure to its former glory.
Last year the building, rechristened the International & Great Northern Historical Depot-Museum, won first place in the best restoration category in the Texas Downtown Association Presidents’ Award program.