Thanks to the help of our committees, volunteers and participants during our 26th Annual FunFest Celebration on October 17th, we were able to apply $1,554 from our RunFest 5k towards the restoration effort for our historic calaboose.
Our Historic Calaboose was built between 1911 and 1921. It was used for less dangerous offenders and others were taken to Dallas to be incarcerated. The Jail sits below surrounding terrain and is prone to flooding. It has been deteriorating for years and needs major repair work done before its total collapse. Repair requires the help of engineering experts and there are major costs involved with research and restoration.