New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung Q Sunday, February 23, 1997 Q 5A
%Things never seem to slow down at Senior Center
Every day is a busy day at the Comal County Senior Center. These days everyone is busy trying to get out the word and get in the expansion money. Hector Tamayo, Les Thorn and Larry Kellerman made an excellent one-hour presentation about the Senior Center Feb. 15 on KGNB-1420. Many thanks to them and to Ben Baldwin who was a terrific interviewer. Many people called in during the hour expressing their gratitude for the services being offered through our Center. The program was repeated again Sunday morning. It was a Fine tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who help the place run and a big asset to our all-out fundraising campaign here in the city of New Braunfels. We’re on the move. Thanks to KGNB for the wonderful coverage. And, it’s time again to
thank the Herald-Zeitung for its coverage and for its constant support.
Monday the Comal County Senior Citizens staff held a volunteer luncheon to honor all the wonderful volunteers who give so much to the Center. At least 250 people volunteer 2,500 or more hours each month. This luncheon was a tribute to all these fine people. I wish I could do more to show appreciation, but I think they know.
Mark your calendars for March 14. There will be a Lasagna Supper with entertainment and then dancing
at the Senior Center. The menu will be lasagna, salad, garlic bread and fabulous home-baked desserts. Serving hours for that wonderful lasagna will be between 6 and 7:30 p.m. That way not everyone will eat at the same time; it can be staggered, and we will be able to handle a larger crowd, and get in some visiting. Those fantastic Hill Country Chorus barbershoppers will entertain us from 7:30 to 8 p.m., and then BJ. and Marie Moore will provide great taped music for dancing. The cost is $10 per person for all that — and in addition, it is a benefit fund-raising for the construction. BYOB for the evening. The Center will have set ups and ice. Please join us, one and all. Tickets will be on sale at the Center. Please call 629-4547 for more information.
Now, for the annual event that no
one wants to miss. It is one of our really fun times. At 11:30 a m. March 17 our fifth annual Style Show Luncheon, “Luck of the Irish,” will be held at the Center. The Style Show Committee headed by Helen Nolen is planning another of those lovely events. Ticket reservations are limited to 200 and are available at the receptionist's desk. Tickets are SIO. I think my favorite part is the men who dress up in their tuxedos and serve the meals. We always have a full house, so get your ticket early.
The home-delivered meals program is increasing daily. We are so pleased that the home-bound elderly can enjoy a good, wellbalanced meal each day. And, it really makes us feel great when a satisfied customer writes this kind of thank-you letter to the CenterBlack History celebration slated
Women’s, Hispanic chambers co-sponsor mixer at Children’s Museum
The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber and The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating Black History Month with an after hour mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels.
A Black Heritage Exhibit of local black families will be on display
along with art work done by New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts students.
Food, door prizes and entertainment will be provided by the Black Heritage Society of Comal County. Admission is $5.
There will be no charge for art winners and their families.
Black Heritage art winners are:
High school. New Braunfels High School
Best of show, Marcial Cadena
First place, Krista! Oehler Second place, David Peterson Third place, Emily Swart Honorable mention, Rey Gonzales Elementary Division First place, Dustin Treish Second place, Jeremc Wellbuilt Third place, Shawn Magargee Honorable mention, Erie Moreno Intermediate Division First place, Jason Burrow and Hector Banty Second place. Gilbert and
"Dear Ms. Barding:
Having just finished my third 'meals on wheels, ’ I feel compelled to thank you; not only because you care about old people, but also for the thought and effort you must put into these meals. They are beautifully presented and so tasty that I now know that my 'taste buds ‘ are still alive. Thank yvu! God bless you always."
Isn’t it a wonderful commentary on the preparation, packaging and delivering of home-delivered meals. We always need more volunteer deliverers. It is rewarding, and, as Les Thom commented on the radio last Saturday, sometimes the meal deliverer is the only person who the home-bound citizen secs that day. Now, that will make you stop and think, won’t it?
Another helpful service provided
at the Center is tax preparation assistance. AARP/IRS volunteers provide assistance to senior citizens and others on a first-come basis. This service began on fceb. I and will continue through mid-April. This is a free service. Please bring supporting paper work (W-2 and 1099s) and last year’s tax return. Scheduled work sites are: I to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to I p.m. Saturdays at the Senior Center; IO a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Dittlinger Memorial Library; I to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a m. to noon Saturdays at the Canyon Lake Action Center.
(Marie Dawson writes a weekly column for the Herald-Zeitung on matters of interest to senior citizens).
Michael Silva Memorial Primary first grade and kindergarten won ribbons for creativity, portrait, design and story, 16 ribbons in all.
All art work will be on display until the reception Thursday at the Children's Museum.
For more information call 606-6936 or 620-0939.
(Submitted by the Black Heritage Society of Comal Country')
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