First Friday Coffee at Lucy Hill Patterson Library in Rockdale

by Donna Lewis with photos from the Rockdale Library Facebook page

Our chapter was in charge of the First Friday Coffee at the Lucy Hill Patterson Library in Rockdale for January. This event is held the first Friday of the month and gives people in and around the Rockdale area the chance to learn about businesses and groups available to them.  Chapter member Victoria St. John was the coordinator of this event.

Chapter members who attended the presentation

This was a first-time event for our chapter. We had twelve members, two spouses, and one friend of the chapter soon to be a member attend. There was a total of forty visitors who came to the library to talk to us, which was a great turnout. In fact, the library staff said it was the best turnout they have had. 

People enjoying coffee and conversation with us

So, it looks like there are people in our county who are interested in nature. Several attendees expressed an interest in joining our group.

The library staff were helpful to us during the time we were there.

Members of the El Camino Real de los Tejas Historical Trail Association who attended

The El Camino Real de los Tejas Trail Association was also there with information for the public.  Joyce and Mike Conner worked at that table as well as talking about our chapter events. 

Chapter members who attended were:

John Pruett, Joyce and Mike Conner, Ann Collins, Sandra Dworaczyk, Jackie Thornton, Scott Berger, Linda Burgess, Linda Jo Conn, and Donna Lewis.

Visitors were interested in the El Camino Real Trail, butterflies, purple martins, pollinator plants and many other subjects. We had members to answer all their questions.

This would be a good event to do once a year going forward.

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