Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thank You Project Pride!

The truth of the matter is, without Project Pride of Cross Plains, there would be no Howard Days.

We are here today to celebrate one of the best community organizations in the U.S., regardless of size. They not only recognized that Robert E. Howard was a writer of importance, but they have been able to accommodate the world which travels to their town because of Robert E. Howard!

So, if you can't make it to Howard Days April 28-29, you can help support Project Pride by becoming a member. No doubt Bob Howard would be amazed at all this fuss over him!

Rusty Burke has some good words:

Robert E. Howard fans, and any other interested folks: As the accompanying article from the Cross Plains (Texas) Review very kindly refers to me as one of Project Pride’s “best ambassadors,” I feel it is incumbent upon me to spread the word and encourage you to join this worthy organization.
It’s only $3 a year for individuals, $5 for families. A lifetime membership is $50.
Membership fees and contributions may be made to:
Project Pride, PO Box 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443
via PayPal to
You’ll be helping the group of dedicated volunteers who work to maintain the Robert E. Howard House Museum, who are on call to act as tour guides for visitors during the year, and who plan and organize the Howard Days activities and work hard for months in advance and then during the weekend so that we Howard fans can have a good time. (Yes, the REH Foundation does a good bit of the planning for panels and such, but Project Pride members do the planning for the banquet and all the decorating and setup, provide the free hot dogs on Friday and the barbecue on Saturday, serve as docents and in the gift shop at the House, provide the audio-visual equipment and setup for the panels, and otherwise keep it all running smoothly.) And Howard Days and the Museum are not all they do: they are active in helping to keep Cross Plains a clean and attractive community, and in many charitable activities through the year.

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