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Pat Baravik's Augusta Memorabilia

by Kathy Miller

On Sunday, November 12, Pat Baravik, a lifelong resident of Augusta, opened her home to the public to view the Augusta history Pat and her family have collected. The collection acquired over the years is remarkable. The newspaper clippings cover decades of events involving the local area, ranging from the flood of 1993, the Katy Trail, the wineries, the Augusta Centennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations and local businesses, including two of her own, The Cookie Jar and The Bread Shed. The most fascinating was the video of the 1955 Centennial Celebration and parade. The quality of the video is outstanding, and it is truly amazing to see the town at a time when things were bustling.
Several neighbors, family, friends, and members of the Augusta History Museum joined Pat as everyone shared stories and looked through her collection of items. Pat and her friends also served delicious food from recipes from The Cookie Jar.
Pat wanted to thank everyone who attended and shared the afternoon with her. Pat’s collection is worth a look if you ever have the opportunity. Pat is happy to answer questions and share her Augusta memories.

L- R Angela Stephens, Judy Renner, Kathryn Frazier, Patsy Baravik, Kay Coates and Brenda Ford (Pat's sister.)

The DVD of the Augusta Centennial Parade and Celebration.

Newspaper article from 1990 of a Republican Women's Club meeting at the Cookie Jar. 


 (Top Left) A feature story on Pat at the Bread Shed. She was icing one of the specialties, raisin bread.