Petition: Rename Dripping Springs to Pound Town
$2,279 of $1,854 goal
Phase 1 complete, thanks everyone! Stay tuned on the blog or get merch at www.poundtowntx.com or on twitter and instagram @poundtowntx
Pound Town, Texas is the idea to rename Dripping Springs, TX in order to honor the memory of Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound, the town's founders.
The manifold benefits include recognition of their contribution to the early township:
•Dr. Pound was the earliest doctor in Hays County.
•The Pound house served as a medical office and hospital, church, schoolhouse, post office and social gathering place for the fledgling community of Dripping Springs.
•Dr. Pound also insisted on treating the local Indians with respect, and due to this was never raided.
(Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Joseph_M._and_Sarah_Pound_Farmstead )
Donations will be used to fund a fun campaign that may or may not result in a ballot initiative, and at the very least we'll donate a good portion of the proceeds to Friends of the Pound House for upkeep and education at the historic homestead. 100% of the funds raised here are going to be donated. See Update #3
Final Update: See latest update (#4) all funds have been donated!! I even covered the fees that GoFundMe charges.
Follow the cause on Facebook and look for us at Founder's Day! https://www.facebook.com/voteforpoundtown
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DISCLAIMER: This campaign and related merchandising is not affiliated with the Friends of the Pound House Foundation or the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead
This is an initiative that some DSHS alum and local business owners have been kicking around for a few years. If you hate it please channel that hate into something productive like a charitable donation to a worthy cause.
We've decided to hand over 100% of your donations to the Friends of the Pound House. Or, if they don't accept it, another worthy local charity.
The 13 people who have donated $20 or more as of 1:30pm today (3/22/19) will all get the item of their choice - check out the catalog at https://poundtowntx.com/ and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice and I'll make sure you get it.
***But what does this mean for the "fun campaign"?
The rest of this campaign money is coming from our own pockets & merch sales, which are going VERY well. We're in talks with local breweries and there's a Pound Town party in the works that's going to be epic. I've looked into the ballot measures and we're going to need to get with some legal critters to sort that out, but it's full steam ahead!
Stay tuned on facebook (@voteforpoundtown), twitter (@poundtowntx) or on the blog at votepoundtown.com and poundtowntx.com (same site) where I'm doing daily updates.
We're in awe of the support so far, and currently working out details of the charitable contribution with the concerned party. We're very excited to be able to give more than we'd hoped. Thanks again everyone!