New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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■ Vol. 142, No. 275
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Merry Brinkkoeter, Tina Marie Perales, Elida Ortega, Boots Hermes, Eionel Junior Rojas (6 years!), Suzann McDonald (30 years!), Xavier Gaytan, Donald Willis, James Holloway, Michael McDonald, Stephanie Potts, Gary Schlather, Carmen Rosales.
Children’s Museum to host Santa Claus
Santa Claus will visit the Children's Museum in New Braunfels on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visits will Santa are free, photos with Santa are available for $8. The museum is located in the Courtyard Shopping Center, behind Arb/s.
For more information, call the Children's Museum at 620-0939.
Downtown Dollars to bs given sway again
To thank the community for its business during the year, the Downtown Association of New Braunfels is giving away 1,000 Downtown Dollars again this year. Last year, more than 3,500 people registered from all over Texas and six other states.
The public is invited to register at any of the 40 participating businesses each week. Registration began Nov. 18 during Downtown Discovery Days and continues until the last drawing on Dec. 20
Four winners will be drawn each week on the Plaza, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29 during the Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities.
Winners will receive IOO, 75,
50 or 25 Downtown Dollars Stop and register where a gold sign in displayed in the window
Newcomers Club to host Christmas dlnnor
The Newcomers Club of New Braunfels will host its Christmas dinner and dance on Friday, Dec.
2 from 6 p m. to 10:30 p m.
The event will be held at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. Dinner will be a choice of baked ham or baked chicken breast Cost is SI 2.50 per person
In yesterday's Herald-Zeitung under the headline ‘City mourns loss of Franziska Liebscher,* the name Franziska Liebscher was incorrectly spelled in two instances Liebscher is survived by daughters Maria Liebscher and Sister Lorena Liebscher as well as son Carl Liebscher and daughter-in-law Mary Agnes We regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused
Unitgd Way kudos
A round of applause to the Omena Music Feet who raised $12,000 for the United Way campaign, under the leadership of Dick Koegle and John Payne Thanks to all volunteers who participated in organizing, planning, donating gifts and working during the fest weekend.
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Tree of lights signals start of Hospice drive
By CRAIG HAMMETT
People driving around the downtown Plaza will again notice a Christmas tree atop the New Braunfels Utility Building this year. Some may also see a tree in the lobby of McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Both trees are pan of Hospice New Braunfels’ annual fundraising project, the only one of the year for the organization.
The Tree of Lights atop the NBU building represents thousands of people each year, made possible through donations to Hospice in honor of someone, either living or deceased, and not simply for Hospice patients.
“It can be in honor of a grandchild, child, spouse, friend, whoever,” said Jack Melton, administrative director of the local Hospice.
Marilyn Buckner is a member of the fundraising committee and said two trees, one on the plaza and another in the lobby of McKenna Hospital, will
have names and lights. For a donation to Hospice of any amount, a light will be added to the tree at the plaza" and a name on a paper dove will adorn the tree at McKenna.
Buckner said the fundraising event with the tree has been going on for several years. Persons who wish to donate can cither go by the office on Walnut St., or call and have an envelope mailed to them.
Melton said the local Hospice has been able serve 17 percent of their workload for which they don’t get compensated through donations from the public.
“It’s because of the generosity of this community,” he said. “We’ve never turned a patient away for lack of financial resources.”
Hospice provides medical, psychological and spiritual help to both terminally ill patients and their families Melton said the goal is to help patients live as full a life as possible.
“We try to keep patients in their home environment and keep them
Plaza Tree Lighting
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Last night, hundreds of local citlzans gathered at the Plaza to witness th# annual Plaza Traa Lighting ceremony which saw the downtown area become a beautiful array of white lights In ushering In the Christmas season to the city.
functional and active as long as they can,” he said.
Last year, Hospice New Braunfels helped 160 patients and their families That number will surpass 200 this year, a 15 percent increase.
Melton said a greater amount of con
sciousness from both the public and medical community has helped Hospice a large staff and even larger amount of volunteers. They also now have a full-time medical director, Dr. Hylmar Karbach.
Melton also said that even with
increase awareness, he wished people knew about Hospice sooner.
“We would like to get patients earlier,” he said. “Some we can help only a week or two. It doesn’t give us enough time to provide all the support we could "
Herald-Zeitung kicks off annual Cheer Fund campaign drive
By MARK LYON
The 12th annual Cheer Fund campaign, designed to help feed local needy families during the holiday season, was kicked off last week for the 1995 Christmas season.
The Cheer Fund, sponsored by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, has been able to successfully supply local needy families with thousands of dollars worth of food, feeding more than 1,900 families during the 12-year run.
This year’s goal is to reach more than 200 needy families, according to Herald-Zeitung Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery, director of the project.
“When the Cheer Fund began, our objective was to share our good fortune and provide a Christmas dinner for those who otherwise would not have a
good meal.” said Avery. “Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Cheer Fund has provided nourishing meals to more than 1,900 families since we began. Last year, we were fortunate enough to have some money left over which has helped us get a good start for this year. Leftover funds are kept in a savings account through the year, drawing a little interest until we begin the new campaign each year"
Distribution of food is something for which the Cheer Fund relics heavily upon volunteer labor Last year, people from all over the community, including members of several civic clubs stepped in to help distribute the food
Unless volunteers are able to work dunng a weekday, distribution may have to take place on Dec. 17, some eight days before Christmas. However,
Avery said that if volunteers who can work during the wreek step forward, delivery can take place Wednesday, Dec. 21 or Thursday, Dec. 22 “We need to know by Wednesday, Dec 7 how many volunteer delivery people w'e will have so that we will know' which date we can deliver,” Avery said “If we have enough who can work on a weekday, we will be able to deliver closer to Christmas ” Avery said that anyone wishing to donate time and energy to the distribution process can do st) by calling her at 625-9144 (Metro 606-0846) and signing up The Cheer Fund delivers packages of food w hich include ham or turkey ham, pork & beans, green beans, yams, com, fruit, bread potatoes eggs and candy.
The food is purchased with funds
donated by members of the community Names of recipients of the food arc provided by the New Braunfels Community Service Center “We prefer to receive money than food," said Avery “We don’t have a way of storing food, especially perishables We cannot accept any open containers One hundred percent of all funds donated to the Cheer Fund arc used to purchase food All checks need to be made payable to the Herald-Zeitung Cheer Fund Names of contributors will be published in the Herald-Zeitung Donations can also be accepted at the Herald-Zeitung office, located at 707 Landa St The first contribution of the new' Cheer Fund campaign was made on Aug. 11 by the New Braunfels Men’s Golf Association in the amount of SKM)
Spreading the Cheer
The following are the first contributors to the Herald-Zeitung s 1994 Cheer Fund campaign,
■ New- Braunfels Mens Go? Association - $100
■ Mary & Patricia Keyes - $25
■ Lorenz & Lottie Badmg - $25
■ Carol Ann Avery - $25
■ James D Bartsch - $25
Gruene Music Fest gives $12,000 donation to United Way campaign
By MARK LYON
The Comal County United Way’s 1994 campaign drive was given another boost recently when officials with the annual Gruene Music Fest, an event held this year in early October, handed over a check donation for $12,000, a figure 20-percent higher than last year’s.
Last year, the three-day event raised $10,000 for the United Way
With this year’s donation, $61,000 has been raised and donated to the local United Way effort in the eight-year existence of Gruene Music Fest, according to Dick Koegle and John Payne, GMF organizers
This year’s event featured an expanded agenda, including a rock-n-roll segment held at Rockin’ R River Rides in Gruene Also, other types of music, including children's music was featured this year, adding to the event’s appeal to families.
“The community is really beginning to embrace this event,” said Payne. “I think the variety
HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL (From loft) Jot Wort, Executive Director of the Comal County United Way, Don Maxwell, Campaign Drive Chair, Jack Farris, Dick Koegle and John Payne of Gruene Music Fest, Pat Molak end Mary Jane Nalley at the check presentation from Gruene Music Feet to the United Way. This year's donation wee for $12,000.
of musicians reached all age groups, something we really wanted to do from the beginning this year.”
Koegle said there were other factors in the event’s success this year, including a solid staff of workers and the experience of John Payne.
“We had more seriously-dedicated
people this year,” he said “Our people really exceeded our expectations The volunteers really came through for us Also, I think the eight years of experience John has with this event is really beginning to show.”
Both said that plans for next year’s event are already in the works
NBU plans power interruptions for Hunter Road area Friday
From sta*f reports
On Friday, Dec. 2, 1994, New Braunfels Utilities will have two power interruptions along part of Hunter Road
The first outage will occur at approx-imately 8 a m , and the second at approximately 3pm This will include all of the adjacent subdivisions. The area that will be affected is from Conrads Road to Watson Lane West Some of the customers close to Conrads Road area will also sustain an outage for part of the day as well These customers will be notified by written notices as to the time and duration of the outage Officials said they regret the inconvenience this may cause, but it is necessary due to the fact that utility lines must be relocated to accommodate the w idening of Hunter Road Area residents are asked to take any precautions necessary to prepare for this interruption of power.
Anyone wishing to ask questions or discuss the matter, may call the NBU office at 625-8178, between the flours of 7 a m and 3:30 p m., or call 625-8564 after hours, and leave your name and phone number where you can be reached in the event NBU officials need to make contact with you.
Herald-Zeitung photographer Michael Darnell takes readers Inside the classroom of Susan Peteete's Kindergarten st Goodwin Elementary School In tomorrow's special Class of the Week feature. The class ie In the process of writing letters to Sente Claus.
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