New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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The Women’s Center is in need of clear, gallon size glass jars with lids for food storage and size 5 (xx-large) diapers. If you are able to help, call the Women’s Center at 620-7520.
The New Braunfels Optimist Club is not selling Christmas trees this year. We regret any inconvenience this causes our customers who have been so faithful over the years. We ask for your continued support for future projects in our community.
Roach for a Star
Reach for a Star is looking for donations of toys, cash and time to help give local children a Christmas. We will be wrapping on Dec. 21, starting at IO a.m., and Dec. 22, beginning at noon, at Red McCombs Universal Motors. For more information, call 629-9387 or 608-9406.
The Unitarian Universalists will have April Coldsmith, a student at Austin Theological Seminary, speak on “Christianity as a World Religion” at 7:30 p.m. today at Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337. All are welcome.
The Humane Society of New Braunfels is having different hours on Thursday. It will be open to the public from 8 to IO a.m., closed from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. before reopening until 4 p.m. The staff will be attending class with the Texas Department of Health’s zoonosis division.
The New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will have its annual Christmas party at noon Thursday at Ryan’s Steak House. There is a $5 gift exchange. Few more information, call Dee Ryden at 625-0335.
The Comal Independent School District’s Community Education Program is offering a defensive driving class from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at fountain Valley Elementary School. Bill Wells is the instructor. For more information, call 625-8081 or 885-7674, Ext. 301.
The Canyon High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes invites the public to participate in its 1996 winter banquet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn. Max Lucado will be the feature speaker. Only 125 tickets are available at $10 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Canyon High School office or at the Sheep Shop in the outlet mall through Dec. IO. Door prizes will be given.
The American G I. Forum is having its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post No. 179 on Coll Street. All members and new members are urged to attend discussions on important issues.
Holiday conc ort
The New Braunfels High School Band will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s cafetonum. The public is invited.
Clara of *42
The New Braunfels High School Class of ‘42 is having its Christmas dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Fnday at Krause's. Each person is to bring a can of food that will be donated to the S O.S. food Bank Each lady should bring a dozen cookies. For more information, call Jim Rheinlaender at 625-5445.
The youth of First Mexican Baptist Church are putting on their first Christmas musical, “Code Red: An E.R. Christmas,” at 7 p.m. Fnday at the church at 2080 W. San Antonio St. Admission is free and refreshments will be available after the show.
Grapes of Wrath will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Saengerhaile at a benefit dance for Reach for a Star. The cover charge will be one toy and one canned good or $5 and one canned good. For more information, call 608-9406 after 5 p.m.
Tour of bemas
The annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the New Braunfels Republican Women is set for I to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are 15 and can be purchased at The Jollection, China-N-Things and The ottage in Gruene. Three beautifully
decorated homes, as well as a restored bed and breakfast, will be on the tour. Homes on the tour include the Warren and Cheryl Williams home at 2339 Normandy Grace, the Dona Bruns home at 422 Saddle Tree, the Carol and Jerry Belton at 716 Wood Road and the Gruene Country Homestead Inn at 832 Gruene Road. Light refreshments will be served at each of the homes. For more information, call Republican headquarters at 629-6442.
“Die Historische Weinachtsreise,” or Historical Christmas Journey, a live performance, will be presented as a “Christmas Card to the Community” by the First Protestant Church on Saturday. Narrated ongoing tours will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests will visit eight stations, with settings, activities and costumes depicting a “landmark” time during the more than 150-year history of New Braunfels and the church. Beginning with the first Christmas of the German settlers arriving at the Texas coast and culminating with a live Nativity, the third annual event is one of the highlights of celebrating Christmas in New Braunfels. Hot cider and German cookies will be served in the Reno and Evelyne Schumann Hall following the “journey.” First Protestant Church is located on the comer of Seguin and Coll streets, one block from the Main Plaza. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact Jackie or Charlene Nohe at (210) 629-1000.
The Comal Leadership Institute, the district’s alternative school, is holding its first graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Smithson Valley Middle School cafetorium. The public is invited to attend, refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The school is located at 6101 FM 311 in Spring Branch.
The New Braunfels High School theater department is offering its adaptation of the classic Christmas story, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s cafetorium. Admission is $2 for adults and children under IO are free.
GOF woman's party
The Canyon Lake Republican Women are having their annual Christmas party and installation of officers on Dec. 18 at the Dam Red Bam off of FM 306. Happy Hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and dinner is set for 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $8, and reservations should be made by calling before Dec. 12 by calling Patsy Newton at 964-3585 or Lucille Biegel at 899-3610.
Foundation op ii houra
The Youth Care Foundation, a non-profit residential treatment center, is having a community open house from I to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the center at 652 Old Bear Creek Road. Activities include Christmas carols and tours, and refreshments will be served. The foundation also will accept gifts, lf interested in helping the center meet the needs of today’s youth, you may want to become a volunteer. For more information, calli 609-6616.
A logo for the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce will be selected at the organization’s holiday party and mixer from 7 to 9 p m Dec. 19 at “The Splendors” at 550 Cross River St. Members should bring their designs. RSVP to Joyce
Hendricks at 625-4975. Guests and spouses are welcome, and dress is Christmas casual. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for guests. Decorating committee volunteers should call Susan Phillips at 609-5030.
A free community dinner will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 23 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Santa Claus will be there to greet everyone and to distribute toys. Volunteers are needed on Dec. 22 for meal preparation and on Dec. 23 to decorate, sort toys, serve meals and clean up the kitchen. New unwrapped toys may be brought to First Commercial Bank at 654 Landa St. or Kraft Mobiletel at 679 S. Seguin Ave. For more information or to volunteer, call 625-2322 or 625-2661.
The National Kidney Foundation is offering a $10 “Nifty Gifty” Buck from H-E-B for every “turkey of a vehicle” donated to the Kidney Car Campaign while supplies last. The vehicles can be in any condition and the foundation offers free towing. For more details, call the National Kidney Foundation at 829-1299 or toll free outside Bexar County at (888)829-1299.
A 50s and 60s club is framing for ballroom dancing and socializing for couples and singles to enjoy a mixture of country and western and popular music. To sign up, call 606-4291 between 6 and 9 p.m.
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Don Guenther, the VISTA volunteer for Comal County, will be at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. He will be available to assist all citizens with disabilities.
Outreach to chikfran
Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its “For Kids Sake” seminars. TI y will run twice a month for the next two months. The seminar teaches parents how to help their children through the transitions of a divorce. For more information or to register, call 620-1299.
Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales
Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale. Each recipe was submitted by a mentor-tutor in the New Braunfels Independent School District Helping One Student To Succeed program. The one-of-a-kind recipe books are on sale for $6.50 and may be purchased at the office at Carl Schurz Elementary School. Current tutors may purchase their books at the HOSTS school at which they tutor. For more information, call Linda Bingham, NBISD HOSTS coordinator.
Cl— of *72
Members of the Canyon High School Class of 1972 should contact Maureen Magin Haas at (210) 629-4558 about information concerning fellow classmates. The 25th class reunion is planned for the coming summer.
Canyon High School’s senior class is selling “all star cards” to raise money for Project Graduation, a drug-and-alcoho! free party for graduation night. The card offers discounts from 16 New Braunfels merchants and can save up to $316. Call 606-0729 and a senior will deliver a card to you.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Texas Inc. is conducting a 40-hour course to train volunteer advocates beginning in February. A judge appoints advocates to give the court an objective view of what is in the best interest of a child involved in the legal system. If you believe that abused, neglected or abandoned children need someone to speak for them in court, you may be eligible to become an advocate. For more information, call Janet at (512) 392-3578.
Lbrny1! friends on hiatus
Friends of the Library will not be meeting to sort books until further notice. The organization has scheduled a regular meeting for IO a.m. Saturday at the Dittlinger Memorial Library.
The 1996 flu vaccine is available for all adults ages 18 and older at the Comal County Health Department. The vaccine also may be obtained during regular immunization clinics
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from 8 to 11 a.m. and l to .4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee for a vaccine is $10. For more information, call the Health Department at 620-5595.
A group of people with the desire to come together weekly for fellowship and study based on the 12-step model from a Christian perspective has formed “Bethesda Pool.” This group is open to the community and currently meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays at First United Methodist Church.
For more information, call J.R. at 620-0253.
American Legion Comal Post No. 179 urges high school students from the New Braunfels area to compete in the 14th District’s annual National High School Oratorical Contest.
The subject for the prepared
oration portion of the contest must deal with some phase of the U.S. Constitution and must last eight to IO minutes long. The district will award a $200 scholarship to die winner and scholarships of $100 and $75 to the second- and third-place 'finishers, respectively. Larger scholarships are available to contestants at higher levels.
If interested in entering, call the post at 625-0179, the New Braunfels High School office at 625-6271 or Hugh Talbott, the contest chairman, at 625-1472.
Clara of *77
The New Braunfels High School Class of 1977 is planning its 20th-■year class reunion for July 18,19 and 20.
If you are a classmate or know the whereabouts of a classmate, call Lisa Zipp Sacco at 629-5700, Donna Juries Johnson at 606-0905 or Gilbert Molina at 629-1702.
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