By Beth Martin
The Comanche Mercantile proudly displays the windmill as its logo brand. It represents an era past in many ways but also the turning and spinning of time passing. The Mercantile is one of the many projects of the non-profit organization, Revitalize Comanche.
There is one paid employee and the other work is done by volunteers. All money earned above expenses is reinvested in the improvement of Comanche and further development of the Higginbotham building.
Visitors always ask, “What is behind the big doors?” The answer is . . . more work for the volunteer team. A large artisan display and teaching area is currently in progress. Following will be an educational area, complete with a full kitchen and plenty of classroom training area.
In the planning stages is a curriculum of homestead activities such as food preservation, sewing, home repairs and other requested topics.
The Revitalize Comanche group welcomes any questions regarding their projects and if you wish to volunteer, please contact a board member. All kinds of talents and skills are welcome . . . carpentry, painting, marketing, cleaning, bookkeeping, sales, and many more.