Tall Tales: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History Honors Doug Pederson

Tall TalesThe Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly presents Tall Tales: a Tribute to Doug Pederson, at the Miramont Country Club on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.  It is a wonderful opportunity to thank Doug for all of the outstanding support he has given to our community over the years.  It will be an evening filled with great food, humorous and entertaining stories, music, and fun.

Reserved tables of 10 are $1,000 (includes reserved seating, table recognition, signage & recognition at event, recognition in the paper & website, and premier table locations)

Individual Tickets are $75


Please note that the event has been sold out.

Don’t miss this chance to honor a great man! Call the Museum for more information and to RSVP: 979.776.2195. Seating is limited, so don’t delay. Checks may also be mailed to: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Attn: Tall Tales: a Tribute to Doug Pederson, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.


David Yurman bracelet We will be raffling a spectacular David Yurman Bracelet generously donated by David Gardner's Jeweler's. Raffle tickets will be available during cocktail hour for $25 a ticket or 5 tickets for $100.

The bracelet is a 10mm Silver, Hematite and Diamond Cable bracelet by David Yurman. It has a retail value of $2350.



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About Doug Pederson

Doug PedersonDoug Pederson has been a resident of the Brazos Valley for over 35 years.  Originally recruited out of Minnesota and brought here as a freshman in 1976 to play basketball for Shelby Metcalf, he never left.  He graduated with a Business Management degree, purchased his first "fixer-upper" in 1989, and began his career of renovating older, run down properties.  In 2007 Doug bought what is now "The Green Buildings" on the corner of Broadmoor and Briarcrest.

Recently his "Midtown" gentrification of an entire neighborhood on South College Avenue in Bryan culminated in the BCS Apartment Association's creation of the Pederson-Threadgill award.  First given in 2010 to Doug Pederson and Jack Threadgill, it recognizes 20 years of property and community improvement, and the reduction of neighborhood crime rates.

As part of this honor, Pederson helped set future award criteria. New awards will be given to individuals whose revitalization efforts are a catalyst for other projects, lower crime rates, transform neighborhoods, and improve the community’s quality of life.

Active in many ways in the community, Doug is a member of the "Renegades Bible Study".  He has also served on the boards of The Better Business Bureau, SOS Ministries, The Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center, The Government Relations Committee of the BCS Apartment Association, and is a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University.