Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pioneer Townsite barn is 2013 raffle project

A reproduction of the Pioneer Townsite Museum's red barn is this year's historical
society raffle project. The reproduction is displayed above near the real barn.

Tillman Historical Society raffles reproduction of Pioneer Townsite barn
Winner to be drawn Dec. 23, 8 a.m., on KYBE 95.7 FM Radio "Town and Country"

Some lucky person will soon have the duplicate of a great Frederick attraction in their back yard!

The building's doors and windows open outward.
The Tillman County Historical Society’s annual holiday raffle project for 2013 is a scale reproduction building modeled after the Pioneer Townsite Museum’s big red barn. The building will make an amazing playhouse or a distinctive storage shed.

Raffle tickets for the building are $5 each or five for $20. All proceeds will be used toward operational expenses of the Pioneer Townsite Museum in Frederick.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday morning, December 23, 8:00 a.m. on Frederick's 95.7 KYBE-FM radio's "Town and Country" program.

The raffle is an annual historical society project that has spanned several years with prizes being reproductions of numerous buildings at the Pioneer Townsite Museum. Past projects have included the museum’s 1902 Horse Creek School, the 1924 AME Church, the 1902 Frisco Depot, and the townsite's Frisco caboose.

The front door can accomodate most mowers.
This year’s reproduction building is distinguished by its large size and easy-access doors which make it especially practical for use as a storage building. The building measures eight feet wide, 13 feet in length, and eight feet tall. The building’s side windows and back loft door open by swinging outward. The front of the building has a double door that opens wide enough to accommodate most riding lawnmowers.

The building was constructed by Pioneer Townsite director Jimmy Espinosa and the museum’s assigned inmates from the Frederick Work-Release Center.

The historical society purchased lumber and materials for the project from Frederick businesses.

The reproduction depot is currently on display at the Pioneer Townsite Museum.

The barn provides great storage space.
Raffle tickets for the depot building may be purchased at the following locations: BancFirst, Frederick; First National Bank, Frederick; Frederick ACE Hardware; the Frederick Chamber of Commerce; Tillco Supply; Southwest Rural Electric Cooperative in Tipton; and the Pioneer Townsite Museum.

Tickets can also be purchased from any member of the Tillman County Historical Society’s board of directors. They are Judy Benson, Jack Bohl, Cacy Caldwell, Su Clifton, Frances Goodknight, Dena Northcutt, Jay Oxford, Roy Perkins, Jim Smith, Kent Smith, Cathy Riggins, Gary Tyler, Virginia Walker, Gayle White, Joe Wynn, and Pioneer Townsite director Jimmy Espinosa.

The barn will be delivered to a site of the winner's choosing within Tillman County.

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