WHAT TEXANA CAN DO FOR YOU
a lasting impression on your students.Invite Davy Crockett, William
Barret Travis, James Bowie or Sam Houston to tell the story of the Texas
Revolution. Have Sarah Cockrell tell about early Dallas. Let Jesse
Chisholm or Mollie Goodnight talk about the frontier.
Or, let our pioneer campsite or chuckwagon campsite
visit your school. Children learn first-hand about cattle drives,
churning butter, trapping, spinning, campfire cooking, and other pioneer
skills. Many of these are hands-on experiences.
Reception/Party Planners—Have your guest
welcomed and entertained by John B. Jones, Texas Ranger, or Mollie
Bailey, circus woman. Their historically accurate costumes are real
Historical Organizations—Would you like to
hear a different perspective on what really happened at the Alamo?
Listen to Suzanna Dickinson, Sarah McClure or Deline Rose talk about the
outcome from a woman’s point of view.
Other uniquely Texas characters available include
Jane Long, Margaret Lea Houston, Deaf Smith, Eugenie Lavender, Lee
McNelly, Elisabet Ney and many more.
BOOK YOUR PERFORMANCE NOW!
Welch demonstrates making rag dolls, one of the many activities that will
be available at TEXAS...HISTORY ALIVE!!!
President’s Letter, Continued
these great ladies should contact the office.
I, again, want to thank everyone who makes Texana work,
YOU, our members. It really does not matter if you are a performer,
costumed volunteer, helper, sponsor or just dues paying member, you are
appreciated far beyond what words can express. YOU have made Texana what
it is and I am honored to represent US at activities and functions. The
difficult times are gone, we are financially strong and the bookings
continue to come in. I strongly feel that this will be a great year for
Texana and its members! God Bless Texas and God Bless America!!
Rachel Gruber…. Inventor
Rachel Gruber has been busy making life a little better
for her dog, Gracie. Rachel created the K-9 Bed-In-A-Bag, which is a
portable dog bed. The bed consists of a PVC frame with a fabric pad that
disassembles and fits into a small bag. The bed is especially good for
camping and other outdoor activities. It allows your dog to be off the
ground and away from dirt and “creepy crawling things” when leashed to
Rachel entered her creation into her school’s
Invention Convention where she won 1st for the sixth grade
level. Her bed then represented her school at the district level. She won
“Outstanding Invention” for her grade level and won the special award
of “Best of Show” (including grades 1-12).
Rachel also entered her K-9 Bed into the “Make a new
product” category of the Winston Science Competition. Each year, Winston
Science has over 17,000 entries in a multitude of categories spread over a
three-week period. Rachel placed 1st in her category, which
included grades 6-12. As part of her award, Rachel received a $250
scholarship toward the Winston Saturday Science Academy, a Dallas program
that provides Metroplex students with science enrichment opportunities.
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