The annual Salado Independence Day “pot-luck picnic” will be held in the Salado High School auditorium, hosted by the Salado Historical Society.
The doors will open at 1 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to come to visit with old friends and meet new ones, enjoy lots of food and a rip-roaring patriotic music program provided by the Salado Community Chorus.
Also on the agenda will be information about progress on the changes for the Central Texas Area Museum, presented by the interim curator, Coleman Hampton, and on growth in the community. This will be the first time that the event will be held in the cafeteria of Salado High School, which is located at 1880 Williams Rd. (Hwy 2484), Salado.
Salado Community Chorus has been providing musical programs in the Central Texas area since 1994. The musical program for the picnic will include a Tribute to the Armed Forces and a sing-a-long of several familiar patriotic songs. The Historical Society encourages all active-duty personnel and veterans, and their families to attend the picnic.
Other performances by the Community Chorus this year include the Spring Concert at First Baptist Church, Christmas in October at The Venue, the Community Thanksgiving Service, and a Christmas Concert at FBC. Currently, Jim Mohon is the choral director, David Kaufus is the pianist and Lezlie Mann is the president of the organization. For more information about the chorus, go to www.saladochorus.com.
“There are many changes happening in the Village of Salado that affect the way we live and the way our beautiful community is perceived throughout the State of Texas and beyond. We are seeing progress with road construction; the Stagecoach Inn, a longtime landmark and tourism draw is being renovated and will be re-opening soon,” said Historical Society president Sandi Wicker. “Several businesses are relocating and expanding; and the Central Texas Museum is being reorganized and restyled.”
Recently, Hampton, who holds an M.A. in Museum Studies, was employed to begin evaluating, organizing, and implementing changes to the CTAM. He will be present at the picnic to share the vision of the museum board and staff.
The Salado Historical Society sponsors the annual 4th of July Picnic and will be providing fried chicken and drinks. Children are welcome and guests are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert.