Sundown on the Square was a huge success this year raising $37,000 for the Stephenville Historical House Museum.

“We just want to give a great big thank you to Stephenville for supporting us, the volunteers that helped us and all our sponsors were just unbelievable,” said Sundown committee member Patricia Weldon. “We just thank them for supporting not only the city, but the museum and the committee.”

With Tarleton celebrating its Centennial this year, the event’s proceeds are being used for renovations to the John Tarleton ranch house on the museum grounds.

The ranch house needs several repairs, which include the walls, windows, doors, floors, porches and railings.

“I thought the event went very well this year. We spread it out more and had a lot of good feedback about how we had things set up,” said committee member Marion Cole. 

Metta Collier added, “Every year we tweak and change and try to make it better and easier for our volunteers and for the committee that’s working. I think it’s grown each year.”

All three of the Sundown events have raised a total of  $107,000 for the museum and museum board vice president Dianne Wilson thanked Weldon, Cole and Collier for their hard work.

“Thank you for keeping this going and making the museum the focus of the donations and the money will be used to renovate the John Tarleton ranch house that is in severe need of work,” Wilson said. “And we appreciate it.”