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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung a Sunday January O 9 A w Forties celebrates Christmas in the Country for the Gay Forties ClubchristCslSrtyff the Saengerhalle are seated left to right Marie Offerman Betty Grist and Melba Roth and standing left to right Bette Spain Cochairman and Marie Jarisch Christmas in the Country was the theme for theGay Forties Club Christmas party on Dec Hostesses seated left to right are Sara Rayfield Esta Wollmers and Linda Dietert Standing left is Margy Waldrip and Joyce Elbel right By ANN BURRUS and MARIE OFFERMAN Special to the HeraldZeitung Saengerhalle was the setting Tor f ne December Gay Forties party Christ mas in the held on December 10 1995 The evening was reminiscent of Christmas celebrations held by theear ly settlers of New Braunfels As the 221 members and guests arrived they were served a variety of cheeses sausage and dried meats and Texas caviar with crackers and chips accom panied by cranberrylemon punch The appetizer table was centered with a white angel with hurricane lamps in a fresh mixed greenery wreath on either side Fresh Douglas fir branches were interspersed among the appetizers A beautiful tiered arrangement of white poinsettia plants and Douglas fir branches centered the buffet table and more branches accented the food ser vice The traditional buffet dinner con sisted of turkey dressing gravy squash casserole country style green beans pickled beets cranberry salad and rolls The appetizer table was converted to the dessert table Assorted Christmas cookies on decorative tiered stands were served with coffee and punch Members and guests were seated at long tables covered with white cloths and decorated with fresh Douglas fir branches and green pottery hurricane lamps trimmed with gold ribbon The lamps which were made by the host esses were award ed as prizes Also decorating the table were miniature flowerpot angels also made by the committee and given to each attendee The fresh cedar Christ mas tree was decorated with white lights and white crocheted angels and snowflakes The stage held a forest of fresh cedar trees with a large wooden santa figure Two large cedar trees cov ered with white mini lights were on either side in front of the stage The group was entertained by the New Braunfels Mixed Choir Harmony New Braunfels Gemischte Chor Har monic with a medley of German Christmas songs The Gemischte Chor Harmonic is the last of the many Ger man singing societies that were active since the foundine of the community The director is Bill Kretzmeier and Heidi Reeh is the pianist Thirty eight members presented the program and then enjoyed cookies and coffee The group meets at the Saengerhalle every Wednesday evening Hostesses were cochairman Marie Offerman and Bette Spain and Linda Dietert Joyce Elbel Betty Grist Marie Jarisch Sara Rayfield Melba Roth Margy Waldrip Melba Wetz and Esta Wollmers Also assisting with the set You are cordially invited to attend this years Bridal Show Wednesday January 24 from to at the SeguinGuadalupe County Coliseum The Seguin MidDay Lions will sponsor this years event You will be able to visit many local vendors from Seguin who will show you how to put together a memorable wedding Entertainment will be provided by Internationally acclaimed artist Judy SaintMarie a gifted vocalist and pianist Door Prizes Admission SEGUIN Guadalupe Valley Hospital 1215 East Court Use East Entrance Elevator to Lower Level Classroom Every Wednesday at pm This Its All The Way With Weight Watchers JOIN NOW FREE Registration You can get there and we can help Our new Smart plan will get you off to a great start Hurry join now and youll pay only the first meeting fee Then its just a week No contracts no special foods to buy Call Today 8006516000 NEW BRAUNFELS Faith United Church 970 Lodp 337 Monday pm Wednesday am A tiered arrangement of white poinsettias and fresh Douglas fir branches graced the buffet table which the traditional turkey dinner At the serving table are Denise and Jeff Mund Tiered stands on the dessert table held assorted Christmas cookies Cranberrylemon punch and coffee were also served Two hundred and twenty one members and guests enjoyed the old fashioned Christmas affair up and cleanup were Don Offerman Mike Spain Mike Dietert Warren Elbel and Bob Rayfield BrfdesMart a n u a r y liriilal Warehouse BndesMart ha2 Magazine Gowns are instock and available for special order of NEW Spring96 Bridal Gowns are instock readytowear in sizes 244 BRIDAL PURCHASE I U Present fe coupon with fx Brkfal purchase of W or more on any moitaxfee and ws deduct from pur total bill I Good Ihrojjh January No other discounts prior purchases or promotions apply Crossroads Mall 4522 Fredericksburg Road Colonnade III 9999 I10 West nearWWyndham Hotel convenient Son Antonio area locations to serve you 2107377000 r v 7 dayS Mjr Credit Cartis and Checks AccePtedlnterest Layaway SmartPlan Available The HeraldZeitung Wedding Planner f ne in tte brpaHndustry is welcome to advertise tlieir product or J 4 I i n part ofone of our best and largest promotions of the in our Summer Bridal TaHWs June atfcur regular pickup rate A t W pap or larger ad and receive afree photo of a a cutline A f Runs Sunday Jan 21 Deadline Friday Jan 12 Format Tabloid Includes runs in The HeraldZeitung Advisor The TimesGuardian Call Tour Sales Representative Today The HeraldZeitung 6259144
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