Gillespie Life

Wed
04
Dec

FTC to stage 'Sanders Family Christmas' Dec. 12-22; Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for “Sanders Family Christmas”, a Fredericksburg Theater Company musical comedy about the fictional Sanders Family Singers during the start of World War II.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $5.50 for youth 18 and under. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for adults and $7.50 for youth 18 and under. For group discounts or for more information, contact the box office at 830-997-3588.

Set on the evening of Dec. 24, 1941 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, N.C., a little over two weeks after America entered World War II, “Sanders Family Christmas” is a continuing tale of the gospel-singing family of the 1930s and 1940s.

Show dates are Dec. 12-22.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performances will be at 2 p.m.

Wed
04
Dec

LBJ Christmas Tree Lighting, Evening Tours slated Dec. 15 at Stonewall facility

A Hill Country holiday tradition will take place again this year at the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) State Park and Historic Site on Sunday evening, Dec. 15.

The 44th Annual LBJ Christmas Tree Lighting Program and Evening Tours will coincide with the beginning of President Johnson’s administration 50 years ago and the 50th anniversary of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Offered will be an evening program during which a native cedar tree will be lit, a live nativity, holiday music, refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus, tours at a turn-of-the-century farmstead decked for the holidays and more.

Hosts for the affair are representatives of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, as well as members of the Stonewall community and other volunteers.

The festivities kick off around 6 p.m. in the courtyard at the LBJ Visitor Center, located just east of Stonewall on U.S. Highway 290.

Tue
26
Nov

Heritage students to perform 'Madrigal Dinner'


DINNER AND THEATER —Heritage School students (front row, from left) Dylan Eggleston, Natalie Cook, Sam Garza, (back row) Sierra Crenwelge, Connor Borman, Cameron Gunter and Parker Given perform a scene from “A Christmas Madrigal Dinner,” which Heritage School will perform Dec. 10-12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Herzog Hall on the school campus.

The Rhetoric (high school) students of Heritage School will present “A Christmas Madrigal Dinner” Tuesday through Thursday Dec. 10-12 at 6:30 p.m. in Herzog Hall on the Heritage School Campus.

King Cedric of Hillandale and his court will have a four-course feast, music and dance to celebrate the Christmas season.

Under the direction of Debra Gunter, the students of Heritage School worked on evenings and Sunday afternoons to rehearse music, memorize the script, and transform themselves into their characters. Officials describe it as a “wonderful and magical musical theater production.”

Reservations can be made at 997-6597.

Tue
26
Nov

Christy Woerner on Texas Tech champion meat judging team


WINNING an armload of awards at the American Meat Science Association’s International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb., on Nov. 17 was Christy Woerner of Fredericksburg. Woerner was a member of the Texas Tech University Meats Judging team that captured the national championship at the competition.

Texas Tech University students, including Christy Woerner of Fredericksburg, earned the school’s 11th national championship in meat judging on Nov. 17 at the American Meat Science Association’s International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb.

Woerner was the first high individual at the contest and was named a First Team All-American Team member.

Members of the All-American Team are selected based upon scholastic achievement and competition performance.

This is the third consecutive year that Texas Tech has won the title, making it only the second university in history of intercollegiate meat judging to accomplish the feat, according to the university.

The team won the lamb judging, pork judging, specifications and reasons division. The students finish second in placings and beef grading.

Tue
26
Nov

Christy Woerner on Texas Tech champion meat judging team


WINNING an armload of awards at the American Meat Science Association’s International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb., on Nov. 17 was Christy Woerner of Fredericksburg. Woerner was a member of the Texas Tech University Meats Judging team that captured the national championship at the competition.

Texas Tech University students, including Christy Woerner of Fredericksburg, earned the school’s 11th national championship in meat judging on Nov. 17 at the American Meat Science Association’s International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb.

Woerner was the first high individual at the contest and was named a First Team All-American Team member.

Members of the All-American Team are selected based upon scholastic achievement and competition performance.

This is the third consecutive year that Texas Tech has won the title, making it only the second university in history of intercollegiate meat judging to accomplish the feat, according to the university.

The team won the lamb judging, pork judging, specifications and reasons division. The students finish second in placings and beef grading.

Tue
26
Nov

Entries being taken in Century 21 yard decorating contest

Century 21 Sunset, Realtors will be sponsoring its annual Christmas Yard Decorating Contest.

Fredericksburg residents who would like to enter their home in the contest can get entry forms from a variety of sources including:

•In person at Century 21 Sunset, Realtors at 408 West Main Street.

•Online at www.Century21SunsetRealtors.com.

•By email at info@c21sunset.com.

•From the Century 21 Sunset, Realtors Facebook page.

•In the advertisement found in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

All applications are due in the office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.

The completed entries can be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered with the name, address and category to Century 21 Sunset, Realtors, 408 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624; faxed to 830-997-2400 or emailed to info@c21sunset.com.

Tue
26
Nov

Deadline now Friday for business decorating contest

The deadline to participate in the 2013 Storefront Christmas Decorating Contest has been extended to Friday, Nov. 29.

Theme for this year’s contests is “Home For The Holidays.”

Business owners throughout Fredericksburg are encouraged to “deck the halls” with an emphasis on bright and colorful Christmas lights.

The Mayor’s Christmas Committee will award cash prizes to the top four winners that best represent the theme.

Judging by a group of out-of-town judges will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30.

City of Fredericksburg Mayor Jeryl Hoover and his group will notify the contest winners the first week of December.

Entry forms can be picked up at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center on Austin Street. Cost is $20 per entry.

Entries should be turned in to the front desk at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center.

For more information, contact Janie Kennedy at 997-4522 or Maggie McInnis at 998-4243.

 

Tue
26
Nov

RadioShack opens Fredericksburg location

RadioShack has opened a franchise store at 1425 E. Main St., Suite 1100.

Frankie Villanueva, owner of the Fredericksburg RadioShack, said he chose the town for business and family reasons.             

“I wanted my sons to have the same experience and values that come with growing up in a great, small community like Fredericksburg,” said Frankie Villanueva, owner of the Fredericksburg RadioShack. “This Thanksgiving, I am thankful to be back in Fredericksburg with my family and glad to be opening RadioShack.”

Villanueva has been loyal to the brand for 21 years as an associate and store manager for several RadioShack locations outside of Fredericksburg.

He returned to Fredericksburg with his wife, Hillary, and two sons, Frankie Jr. and Joshua.

Tech intensive

Tue
26
Nov

Golden Hub to offer Thanksgiving meal

The Golden Hub Community Center is hosting a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1009 North Lincoln Street.

Kelly Musselman, Golden Hub volunteer, said they will offer “food, fun and fellowship” to anyone who wishes to join them for the holiday.

She added, “We hope those who would otherwise spend the day alone will join us for a hot Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings and some friendly conversation.”

The event is open to anyone of any age.

Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing and drinks will be provided, and diners are asked to bring a side dish, vegetable, salad or dessert, if desired.

To make reservations, call 997-7131.

The Golden Hub is a non-profit organization that manages the local Meals on Wheels program, which serves disabled and homebound seniors with a hot, daily, delivered meal.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tue
26
Nov

HCM to host open house on Dec. 7

The Fredericksburg community is invited to a special Hill Country Memorial tour and celebration of the hospital’s renovated patient rooms in the north and south wings on Saturday, Dec 7.

The open house is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Visitors are invited to tour the new rooms while enjoying refreshments and celebrating the holiday season.

Staff members have tied red ribbons around the donor recognition signs that hang outside each room, so when the donor shows up for a tour they can “cut” the ribbon and open each room.

“Our team is excited to show off our new and improved rooms to the community. The rooms are designed to provide a comfortable, homey feel for patients and their families and promote healing and wellness,” said Maureen Polivka, HCM chief nursing officer. “We are proud that these beautiful rooms now reflect the remarkable care we give our patients.”

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