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known as "Stevie's Bath,"
the fan club performed the upkeep on the statue in Austin twice per year
from 1995 through 2006. We had a lot of fun taking care of Stevie, but
most of the "regulars" on the crew traveled over 400 miles round trip
to do the maintenance, and so responsibility has been turned over to the
City of Austin. The most damage
has been from candle wax, so please, when you visit, NO CANDLES!
who have helped with Stevie's bath in the past have been honored in the name
of the fan club for recognition as Partners in the Arts and Humanities in Austin
for our years of maintaining the Stevie Ray Vaughan sculpture. I have received a
letter from the Director of Austin Parks and Recreation Department stating:
"Your organization has been selected as one of
our 2003 "Partners in the Arts and Humanities" honorees. For the
eleventh year the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Cultural
Arts staff is recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations that have
made valuable contributions in support of our Cultural Arts programs. The Stevie
Ray Vaughan Fan Club has been selected to receive this honor for its valuable
and exemplary support of these programs, especially the care and maintenance of
the Stevie Ray Vaughan sculpture in the Town Lake corridor. Many programs
and services in the arts and humanities enrich the Austin community because
individuals, businesses and organizations have a community spirit and share this
with their fellow citizens. It is my pleasure to congratulate you in your
recognition and to say thank you for all your support and assistance to the
Austin Parks and Recreation Department."
HERE to see the certificate.
HERE to see the TV news account of Stevie's Bath on April 27, 2003.
Thanks to those who
helped on March 19, 2000: Eli Silva, Russell Carlisle, Bud Wood, Dan High, Dan
Foote (all the way from Albany NY!), Eric Zugner, Linda Spencer, Richard
and Carol Shaw (from Louisianna), Roger Barb, Marta Lozano, and our
special guest laborers - CHRIS LAYTON AND TOMMY SHANNON!! October 29, 2000 helpers: Eli Silva, Bob & Lynn Madewell, Roger Barb,
Bud, Emma and Taylor Wood, Carol Farmer (all the way from Wales UK!)
April 27, 2001 crew: Eli, Bud, Tracey, Taylor, Emma and
Ben. Thanks to
all 42 folks who helped out October 13, 2001, during the SRV Fan Club
Tour! Thanks to the October 6, 2002 crew: Eli, Bob, Lynn, Jeff, and
Marta (Honorable mention to Layla and Lola). Thanks to those who helped on April
27, 2003: Lynn, Bob, Mom, Bud, Mark (all the way from Colo.), Ed, Melissa and
Jesse. Channel 8 TV did a story and interviews of us today! Special thanks to Lynn who is taking over the coordination of the baths
from me. Thanks to the Spetember 27, 2003 crew: Lynn, Bob, Mom, Roger, Marta,
Chris, David and Mark (and Bud, even though he was a day late). Thanks to Eli,
Bud, Bob, Lynn, Karen, David, Mark and Josh for helping on April 3, 2004, and to
Chris, Stefani, Robert and Romy for moral support! Thanks to the October 8, 2004
crew: Lynn, Bob, Eli, Joyce, Bud and special thanks to our UK friends Carla and
Peter. Thanks to the April 2, 2005 crew: Bob and Lynn, Bud, Roger and Cutter.
Thanks to the October 15, 2005 crew: Bob, Lynn, Joey and Eli. Thanks to the May
21, 2006 crew: Bob, Lynn, Bud, Eli, Joey and Megan! The last bath crew, Oct 7,
2006: Bob, Lynn, Joyce, Eli, Bud, Roger, Kelly, Tamas and Laszlo from Hungary,
Peter and Carla from England, Thom from Holland; and thanks to the new crew
taking over: Joe, Santiago and Jean.