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Bradley's mill springs cabin inspires community

Music Festival Crowd

Community members sit in anticipation for the musical acts to take the stage.

The Mill Springs Cabin at Bradley Middle School has hosted more than 50,000 elementary students and thousands of other Texans in the last 14 years. Understanding the impact of the one-of-a-kind learning center on students in North East ISD, the community rallied around the facility after it was vandalized less than a month ago. The “Summer Music Festival” on July 28, was the latest fundraiser held, which featured former Bradley students, teachers, singers and song writers from Texas including the legendary Johnny Bush.

Other fundraisers have included a lemonade stand on July 4, a cupcake sale and movie night at the Shadow Cliff Swimming Club and the H.E.B. Brook hollow sponsored sausage sale on July 20. All these fundraisers have produced more than $10,000 to help repair and renovate damage caused by this senseless act of vandalism. These generous donations are vital to the Cabin's existence due to the fact that the program relies solely on donations from individuals.

After having its cabinets smashed, materials destroyed, items stolen and walls tagged, the Mill Springs Cabin is on the road to recovery. Thanks to the dedicated Bradley community, the renovations and additions to the program promise to enhance the already popular, award-winning Texas history facility.

Mike Bailey, Texas history teacher, would like to thank the Bradley "Family Community" for their out pour of support both monetarily and spiritually. It is through their unconditional support that the Cabin program will continue to promote and preserve the rich history of this phenomenon we call Texas. The campus will be hosting a grand re-opening on Wednesday, October 23.

To show your support for the Mill Springs Cabin visit www.facebook.com/MillSpringsCabin. Those interested in making a donation to the Mill Springs Cabin can send checks payable to Mill Springs Cabin, 14819 Heimer Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232.

Mike Bailey and former NEISD superintendent, Richard A. Middleton.

Former NEISD superintendent, Richard A. Middleton and Mike Bailey show their support at the festival.

Musical act

Johnny Bush, also known as "The Country Caruso," shows his excitement as he takes the stage.

Message from former student

Tour of cabin

 

Posted on July 30, 2013