History of Cabin 10, Inc. — Rice Festival — Fischer Fest
Rice Harrington passed away in July 2003. Four of his close friends formed Cabin 10, Inc. in August of 2004 to host the Rice Festival, to “keep a good man’s vibe alive”, and to provide continued funding for The Rice Harrington Art Scholarship, presented each year to graduating art students from San Marcos High School.
Cabin 10 Inc.’s mission statement was quite simple:
To continue the tradition of American Roots Music in Fischer, Texas as a community, by supporting the artists and funding education in the arts. Cabin 10 was a real cabin located at YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow, in Hunt, Texas. Although no longer standing, it remains an icon for the strong friendships that were forged by the original members and the counselor of Cabin 10 – Rice Harrington.
As the torch of friendship was passed along to a new Board of Directors, this icon has grown to represent the many friendships that were made through this original unselfish action of friends honoring friends.
RICE HARRINGTON ART SCHOLARSHIP
The Rice Harrington Art Scholarship is presented each year to graduating art students from the San Marcos High School. Below are past recipients of the scholarship.
2018 Allison Collier & Jourdan Gamez
2017 Olivia Zdeb, Sarah Storch, Stacy Jaramillo
2016 Anna Flores, Arielle Cruz, Gisel Torres
2015 Ashley Warner and Trinity Rinear
2014 Eric Jimenez and Hunter McMain
2013 Alana Zammora and Marshall Valenta
2011 Nick Juarez and Parisa Tajalli – Tehrani
2010 Ashley Luera and Jaymi Tristan
2009 Julia Cain and Andres Cruz
2008 Kevin Colwick and Kate Sipes
2007 Yeseria Contreras and Kiana Flores
2006 Brittany Bitner and Randy Fussell
2005 Natalie Rae Ponce
RICHEY-RINGLAND MUSIC AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
2018 - Own Your Own Universe "OYOU" a Terri Hendrix Non-Profit Org.
2017 - Network for Young Artists
2016 - Own Your Own Universe "OYOU" a Terri Hendrix Non-Profit Org.
BILL GIBBS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP 2009
Sarah Jarosz of Wimberley High School
2017 Board of Directors:
Dennis Hubbard, President
Thomas Chapmond, Vice President
David Daniels, 2nd Vice President
West Warren, Historian
2018 Advisory Committee & Bored Staph:
Craig Fortner - Auction, Vendors & Sales
Dan Greenlee - Infrastructure
Greg Glowka - Art
Jack Harrison - Parade Marshal
Jan Parrish - Merch, Website, Admin, Operations
Roland Brown - Music & Art Scholarship Program
Sweeney - Volunteer Coordinator, Greenroom, Sponsors
Tom Ballard - Sales
Tracie Ferguson - Website & Tech Support
This year, the OYOU turns 10 years old! I can't think of a better year to have the honor that was bestowed upon us.
On Monday, February 28th, 2022 "Own Your Own Universe" became the steward for the nonprofit Fischer Fest. We will continue their scholarship program in 2023.
We will seek out and provide scholarships to graduating high school music and art students that will pursue the arts after graduation.
We will also provide ongoing scholarships for all of our OYOUth workshops, events, and programs.