• In addition to cookies and ornaments, volunteers and employees of LBJ State Park and Historic Site participated in a living history event at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Making fresh Christmas wreaths were park volunteer Jim Mitton, left and Mark Itz, a park interpretive ranger. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering
  • Making her own candle was Wimberley resident Lola Wingo. With the help of park employees and staff, children learned how to make candles like early settlers did before electricity was invented.
  • Cookie decorating was also part of the holiday event at LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Jacob Tyler, of Santa Fe, decorated a tree cookie with blue frosting and green sprinkles.
  • A traditional German angel chime with candles was on display at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm on Saturday. The chime was used for Christmas decorations, similar to the pyramids on display in German squares. Other toys were on display and were often handcrafted items like music boxes and trains.

Celebrating with German traditions

Cookies, ornaments, history top events at LBJ State Park and Historic Park

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