October will be a busy month for Glen Rose as foundations gear up to host several annual events.
Glen Rose will kick it into gear with the Seventh Annual Quicksilver Paluxy Pedal on Saturday, Oct. 3. The ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. from Glen Rose High School.
The ride, which has distances of 29, 45, 60 and 80 miles, will benefit LDL Educational Resources Foundation this year.
Co-founder Ymke Condy said all of the individuals working on the ride are volunteers, which means all of the proceeds will go directly to LDL.
“It is a fantastic community effort,” she said.
Cyclist enthusiasts are expected to attend from across Texas, which will require overnight stays and ultimately benefit the local economy, said Condy.
“It’s very good for businesses, restaurants and hotels,” she said. Financially, our businesses are benefiting from that.”
Condy said only the die-hard riders will be attending this event.
“It’s growing and becoming a very popular ride in Texas,” she said. “It’s a very challenging course. Serious riders know you have to have that on your resume so to speak.”
Locals should also be aware that there will be congestion on the morning of the ride due to the heavy traffic of cyclists.
“There will be some delays on some roads but it’s for a community benefit,” she said.
For more information on the Quicksilver Paluxy Pedal, visit www.paluxypedal.com or call 817-573-5033 or e-mail John Heinfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cowboys and Cabernet
The Second Annual Cowboys and Cabernet Gala will also be held on Oct. 3 at Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum.
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the historic mill and museum, which was donated to the Somervell History Foundation by Richard E. Moore.
“Our charge is to preserve and renovate the mill,” Somervell History Foundation board member Joan Taylor said.
The foundation began collecting money for the bronze on the courthouse square several years ago and inherited the museum in 2007, which it now owns and operates.
“They felt like Glen Rose and Somervell County people needed something to portray where we came from and who we are,” Taylor said.
After the unveiling of the bronze, the foundation turned its sole attention to renovating Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum.
The Cowboys and Cabernet event will mark the second year the 501(c)3 non-profit has put together a night under the stars to benefit the museum.
“We have a 10-year plan, which is set up in stages 1, 2 and 3,” Taylor said. “Hopefully we will be able to raise funds to complete all of those.”
Last year, the funds from the gala went to repainting or repairing the grout in between the rocks on the building. Taylor said securing the outside of the building is the first step in the mill’s restoration.
“Once we get all of the outside secured, then we start renovation on the inside,” she said.
The gala is a western-inspired event and attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate attire. A live auction, western band, Texas wine and a chuck wagon brisket dinner will all be provided throughout the night.
Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, visit barnardsmill.org or call 254-897-7494 on the weekends or 1-888-346-6282 on weekdays.