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Runge Museum Association’s May 11 barbecue fundraiser helps reach group’s restoration goals
by Bain Serna
May 22, 2013 | 805 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Contributed photos by Mary Beth Morgan
A group of visitors stands in front of the Runge Museum on Helena Street in downtown Runge.
Contributed photos by Mary Beth Morgan A group of visitors stands in front of the Runge Museum on Helena Street in downtown Runge.
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Runge Museum Association secretary, Patti Brasher, and Museum treasurer, Thom Reynolds, stand together in front of a covered wagon display inside the museum.
Runge Museum Association secretary, Patti Brasher, and Museum treasurer, Thom Reynolds, stand together in front of a covered wagon display inside the museum.
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RUNGE -- Efforts to revive and restore the Runge Museum are being met with progress and success, evidenced by a successful barbecue fundraiser that was held at the museum on May 11.

“The Runge Museum was a busy place on Saturday, May 11,” said Mary Beth Morgan, Vice President of the Runge Museum Association. “Visitors came by to check out new and old exhibits and to pick up their barbeque chicken plates. The museum’s fundraiser was a big success.”

Morgan sites the success to the enthusiastic cooperation and support of the Runge community and others who believe in the forward vision of renewing the museum and the important history it represents.

“The cooperation the museum received from the community, the volunteers from the Chamber, VFW, City of Runge, Radio KAML, as well as many individuals in Runge and the Runge High School Alumni from all over the state, made a difference,” she said.

Runge Museum Association President Larry Dement was on hand to give patrons a tour of the museum as they came to pick up their barbecue plates.

The Museum Association expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the donations and funds raised to help the museum. Efforts are being made to use the funds for roof repair, flooring improvement, and other necessary repairs and upgrades.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Morgan. “Regular museum hours should be set soon. The museum builds pride in our community… it is a travel through time.”

Runge Museum Association meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Runge Museum. The meetings are open to the public. Membership to the Runge Museum Association is $5 annually. Call 830-239-4709 for more information.
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