DS awards $31,000 to Pound Farmstead

By Megan Wehring 

DRIPPING SPRINGS — To help the nonprofit recover from the negative impact of the pandemic, the city of Dripping Springs is investing American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CLFRF) in the Dr. Pound Farmstead. 

The city council approved a resolution on Nov. 16 to authorize $31,375 to be allocated to the Dr. Pound Farmstead to offset lost revenues in 2020. Located adjacent to Founders Memorial Park, the farmstead is considered to be one of the city’s most important historical landmarks

Because tourism took a major hit, the organization reported an approximate $79,000 in lost revenue last year and it received about $16,250 in relief aid from other grants. The remaining deficit is $62,750.

“We haven’t had galas and we haven’t been able to do field trips because we haven’t been open,” said Betty Meyer, board president of the Dr. Pound Farmstead. “We didn’t have our normal income. So this would be very much appreciated and would really give us a boost to keep us going.”

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring joined the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch in June 2020, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and feature stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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