GWIL2015 Nonprofit Profile: Friends of the Pound House Reply

Week of Online Giving 2015 April 19-26

Week of Online Giving 2015
April 19-26

The 2014 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 20-25th.

Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at:http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET THE FRIENDS OF THE POUND HOUSE FOUNDATION:

 WHEN, HOW, AND WHY WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?Print

The Friends of the Pound House Foundation is operated by a board of 14 volunteers established in 1990 to preserve and restore the historic Pound home and other buildings on the farmstead and to serve as an educational resource for current and future generations.

IMG_3965WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION? 

Our mission is to protect, preserve and develop the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead Museum for the use, education, enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations. Our intent is to serve the entire populace of Hays County and surrounding areas.

The population served within the community includes school children with tours of all second graders conducted annually and adults of all ages.IMG_3958

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR EFFORTS? 

The “light that goes on” in children’s eyes when they experience the lives of one of Dripping Springs’ first families by being inside the actual log cabin built in 1854, and seeing the toys, medical instruments, kitchen stove, beds and other personal heirlooms on display that Dr. and Mrs. Pound and the children really used.

IMG_4013WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS IN 2015?

Our goal in 2015 include the education of children and others in the community regarding pioneer life in Central Texas. We seek to: Preserve the farmstead and the collection of artifacts; stabilize the temperature, humidity and light inside the homestead; clean, inventory and transfer textiles to appropriate archival storage; expand the plantings on the grounds; and replace deteriorating boards and storage unit. More…

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2nd Annual Texas Olive Festival: Come enjoy Texas Hill Country Wineries! 2

new_logoThe Texas Hill Country Olive Company is set once again to celebrate all things olives, along with local foods, wines, art and live music, at the landmark Tuscan-styled Tasting Room and Mill House set in the middle of 17 acres of Hill Country acreage-turned-organic olive orchard in Dripping Springs. In this online series, meet some of the local providers coming together on Saturday, April 5th, to present the 2nd Annual Texas Olive Festival. Here is Texas Hill Country Wineries with Executive Director, January Wiese:

WHAT DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION DO?BarrelsLine-960x380

Texas Hill Country Wineries is a non-profit marketing association for our 38 member wineries within the Texas Hill Country AVA. We promote visitorship to the wineries through wine trails, tastings and other events.

thcw-slider1-960x380WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND AND HOW DID THE ASSOCIATION COME ABOUT?

I have been involved the wine industry since 1991. A small group of wineries formed the association in 1999, focused on bringing more visitors to the Hill Country wineries.  We have grown into an association of 42 members, hosting trails, tastings, educational events and more.

WHAT IS YOUR ORGANIZATION’S ROLE FOR THE TEXAS OLIVE FESTIVAL?Six_Wine_Regions_Slider-960x380

We are an in-kind media sponsor, helping to promote the festival to consumers.

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HOW IS THIS EVENT AND THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY OLIVE COMPANY A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR PATRONS?

Wine and olive oil are a great pairing!

 

Texas Hill Country, USA named one of 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Follow the Texas Wine Trail online:TX HillCtry Wineries

www.TexasWineTrail.com

Facebook/Texas Wine Trail

@TexasWineTrail

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Advance discount tickets for the Texas Olive Festival are available online at:

http://www.texasolivefest.com

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Visit the Texas Hill Country Olive Company online to learn more about the Adopt-A-Tree program, and shop a full line of artisanal organic olive oilsflavor-infused balsamic vinegars and olive-based spa products:

http://www.texashillcountryoliveco.com

The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is located at  2530 W. Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs, TX - about 30 miles southwest of Austin, in the Central Texas Hill Country!

The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is located at 2530 W. Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs, TX – about 30 miles southwest of Austin, in the Central Texas Hill Country!

 Become a Facebook Fan: Facebook.com/TexasHillCountryOliveCo

Follow on Twitter: @TXHillCtryOlive