As part of our Real County Centennial Countdown, each month County Progress will check in with the Real County Centennial Steering Committee. With one month left to go until the official 100th, the committee continues its quest to make permanent contributions in honor of the county’s founding.
“From the beginning we’ve been interested in efforts that would yield a lasting impact on the county,” shared Willis Springfield, chairman of the steering committee. “If you do something that lasts, then you have made a real contribution.” For example, one of the first committee projects resulted in a Centennial Edition of “Wagons Ho, A History of Real County, Texas.” Subsequent plans included the establishment of a reunion celebration for former Leakey students and a related scholarship program, and a Centennial marker for the courthouse square. The new marker at the Concrete Calaboose at Camp Wood is another example of a lasting Centennial contribution.