Meet the Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools
The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools are former students of the closed schools and members of the community, interested in preserving the traditions of the schools, the community clubs, and the history of Gillespie County for future generations.
For many years, these schools were places of learning for the German community in Gillespie County. During the 1950's and 1960's, the students who were attending the schools were consolidated into the Fredericksburg Independent School District. Although the schools are no longer used as places of learning, those that remain are continuing the traditions they established in the rural areas, serving as community centers.
Our schools are available for private functions, weddings, and other social activities, as well as group tours. To make arrangements, contact the rental contact representative on each individual school page. You can find a directory of our schools on our Schools Directory page.
Today, several properties are in need of preservation. The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools have taken on the responsibility of preserving and ensuring that these former schools will be the future parks for the residents of the county. We have a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including our annual Open House the first weekend in April. Several of the schools will be open to the public. Donations are always appreciated and are tax deductible.
Visit our exhibit in the Exhibition Hall during the Gillespie County Fair held each August. Support our annual Bake Sale held each December.
Visit the LBJ 100 Bicycle tour for complete details. Join us on the airstrip of the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. This exciting weekend kicks off with historic routes over picturesque country.
Following your ride, enjoy free food and drink, live entertainment, and the latest in cycling technology on display. Be part of the excitement.
The Inaugural Texas Gran Fondo will appeal to those looking to ride for fun, to stay in good shape and to take on a personal challenge, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Texas Hill Country.
This new cyclosportive invites cycling enthusiasts to discover the Texas Hill Country on an unparalleled road course, choosing a personal challenge of 153 km (95 miles), 90 km (56 miles) or 56 km (35 miles). The Gran Fondo route will have a KOM timed segment of 6 miles for those who wish to test their climbing skills.
The Texas Hill Country has phenomenal and compelling features that make it ideal for road cycling. The panoramic views of the area, winding roads and the Texas hospitality will certainly make the Texas Gran Fondo one of the most popular events of the season for road cyclists in the Lone Star State and beyond.
Part of the proceeds from the Texas Gran Fondo will benefit the Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
American Legion Post No. 244 located on Highway 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX
10:30am Drive Thru/Take Out
(serving until sold out)
BBQ Chicken or Pork - $9 per Plate
Live Music by the Polkamatics
Visit www.RustyIron.org for more information. Each year, they choose a 15 to 25 mile route in Gillespie County where you can drive your own conveyance or ride the People Mover. One of the country schools will be used as either a meeting site to line up or for the lunch site after the ride.
Contact Regina Weidenfeller at 830-889-9348 (cellphone), 830-990-8551 (landline, evenings), email@example.com Will Weidenfeller at 830-889-5029.