New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
What if your Wurstfest wardrobe? Read about traditional docking worn for New Braunfels’ German-heritage
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Share with the Cheer Fund, and it will share with others
From Staff Reports
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is beginning its annual “Cheer Fund” effort to bring food to needy families for the Christmas holiday.
Each year, the newspaper and its readers join in an effort that culminates when volunteers will deliver baskets of food to 200 families.
“What makes this annual effort so special is that the food is purchased by dona
tions from Herald-Zeitung readers and employees, and it's employee and reader volunteers who deliver this food to the families,” said Doug Toney, editor and publisher.
The food will be delivered Dec. 13 this year.
Coordinator Rosie Willingham said donations are being accepted beginning Monday.
“You can come by here to donate or mail donations in. We print the names of donors in the newspaper unless
you’d prefer to remain anonymous,” Willingham said.
The newspaper also provides a receipt for anyone who needs one for tax purposes.
Donations to the fund will be accepted through Dec. 12. All funds will be used to purchase food.
Anyone who can help deliver baskets Dec. 13 can reach Willingham at 625-9144, ext. 203.
The Community Service Outer identifies the families
who will be helped .
“We start gathering up names from people who could really use some (Christmas cheer," said director Suzie Garcia.
“For whatever reason, we’re seeing a greater amount of people asking for help,” Garcia said. “There seem to be more illnesses. The Cheer Fund drive has been so successful in the past at making Christmas extra special for these families."
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■ Stop by the Herald-Zeitung office at 707 Landa St between 8 a m and 5 p m., Monday through Friday
ii Mail a check to the Cheer Fund, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa St ., New Braunfels, 78130
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Families flock to Comal River
By Dylan Jim6nez
■TODAY: Gates open at 11 a.m. and dose at 11
Pleasant weather enticed several hundred visitors to Wurstfest Saturday for the first full day of New Braunfels’ German-heritage celebration.
The sky was clear and so was the Comal River as San Antonians and Austinites joined local and county residents on the grassy hills in Landa Park.
Everyone had a cup of cold beverage or a snack on a stick. Many had both.
And that’s how it will be for the next IO days. Herb Skoog, Wurstfest past president, anticipates a good run this year.
Last year’s Wurstfest drew thousands of visitors from 48 states and eight countries.
Friday, he said, was a good start. “We had a good night last night,” Skoog said of the Friday opening night, which had to compete with Halloween and the New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools Wurst Bowl game at Unicom Stadium.
“The Saturdays are usually the biggest days,” he said.
The crowd Saturday was a kaleidoscope of people from every walk of life.
See FAMILY, Page BA
Gates open at 5 p.m. and close .at 11 p.m.
■ Admission is $8. Children 12 and under get in free.
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Avery Bentson, 2, dances in her stroller while enjoying sausage on a fork — courtesy of her grandmother — and music in Das Grosse Zelt (The Big
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
Tent) at Wurstfest Saturday afternoon. Above left. Christian Mesa, 5, maneuvers around the stick to eat a sausage link while listening to German music.
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SPORTS FRESH TRACKS
Canyon, Smithson Valley and New Braunfels cross country teams claim district victories Saturday, advancing to regional competition. Page 1B
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New Braunfels native Erica Fye packs her education and personality, ships them to Austin and puts them on the radio. She wanted to be a DJ. Pogo IC
on ballot Tuesday
By Dylan Jimdnez
Voters will cast ballots Tuesday for the New Braunfels Independent School District board and Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3 fire protection sales tax elections.
One hundred NBISD voters cast ballots Friday—the last day of early voting in the trustee election.
The 720 NBISD residents who cast ballots early represent about 3.6 percent of the district’s registered voters.
Krista Haas and Paul Fisher are running for the District I board seat. TVvo at-large positions also will he chosen. F.d Clark, Randy Rust and incumbent Deborah Kempert are vying for the two posts.
Haas completed a degree in child development in 2002 and is a 1997 graduate of New Braunfels High School. She will be running to replace and continue the accomplishments of her father, John Haas, who is the current District I board member.
lusher has worked mostly in sales for the past 20 years. I Ie came to New Braunfels in 1989. He has gained a valuable perspective of alllevels of education in New Braunfels from his children and wife, who is an New Braunfels I Ugh School English teacher, he said.
Hark has owned C&C Computers since 1991 and lived in New Braunfels for 20 years. I Ie said his experience with budgets will help the district.
See ELECTION. Page 5A
■ Polls open from 7 a m to 7 p m Tuesday
* District 1 Lone Star Elementary,
2343 W San Antonio St.
■ District 2 Life Christian Center, 2240 FM 725
■ District 3 Seele Elementary 540 Howard St
■ District 4 Lamar Primary, 240 N Central
■ District 5: OakRun Sixth Grade Center,
415 Timber Hollow
ESD 3 Polls
■ Canyon Lake-area voting precincts 103.
104, 402, 403. 404 vote at Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Central Fire Station. 1425 Sattler Road
■ Startzville-area voting precincts
105, 106 vote at the fire station at 160 Oblate Dr., Startzville