Society

Mon
05
Jan

Friendship Club Donates to Animal Shelter

Saturn Friendship Club is a social club that makes donations to worthy causes. This year members voted to make their annual donation to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter in La Grange. Members come from Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales and Lavaca Counties and meet monthly at The Cistern Schoolhouse
 
Wed
31
Dec

VFW Post 5254 And Ladies Auxiliary Present Awards

Charleen Koopmann and Dick Frenzel present Avery Behrens with his award as winner of Voice of Democracy $500 scholarship for the second year in a row. Theme was “Why Veterans Are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.”
 
Mon
29
Dec

Guest Speakers at Luncheon

The Smith-McMillan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Christmas Luncheon at the 
Fritsch Aif Valley Country Club on Saturday, December 6. Guest speakers Major Hope Use and Captain Chas Use spoke
on “Life as Married U. S. Army Officers in the War With Iraq.”
 
Mon
22
Dec

Dig It Preschool Earns Award

Stacie Karstedt, owner and preschool teacher of Dig It Preschool and Childcare was presented with a Technology Award for outstanding use of technology in her classroom. This preschool program is part of a Preschool Early Learning Technology Project through Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Child Care Services. Stacie successfully integrated the technology component into the regular classroom routine.
 
Mon
22
Dec

Window Decorating Contest

La Grange Main Street recently held its annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest on the Square. The First Place Winner was Prosperity Bank (shown above). For their window display, they asked their staff to bring a tree depicting “something” that was special to them and placed them around the “Prosperity” Tree in their main display window.
 
Thu
18
Dec

New Main Street Board Members

The La Grange Main Street Advisory Board is pleased to announce two new board members for 2015. Danielle Holladay from Woodmen of the World is brand new to the Main Street Program and Gary Niesner of D&G Office Supplies is a returning board member who is currently chair of the Main Street Design Committee along with Schmeckenfest.

 

Thu
18
Dec

Fayette County Habitat for Humanity Helps Resident In Fire’s Aftermath

Fayette County Habitat for Humanity organized a clean-up day recently for a local resident who lost her home in a fire in the West Point area. The many volunteers helped clean up debris and collect scrap metal for the homeowner, Diane Barta, to sell.

 

Mon
15
Dec

St. Mark’s Gift Shop Reopens

On December 10, the Volunteers of St. Mark’s Medical Center had a grand opening of the gift shop located in the hospital lobby. La Grange Mayor Janet Moerbe, cut the ribbon as members of the Chamber of Commerce and a big group of volunteers gathered to celebrate. Chamber members attending were Dick Frenzel, Moerbe, Allyson Davis, Donald Roensch, Korin Burnett, and Michael Corker (not shown). Holding the banner are the gift shop managers, Angela Riske and Krystle Bloodsworth.
 
Mon
15
Dec

Bastrop Group Learns About Fayette County Pioneer Rabb

Who was William Rabb, and what led him to Texas? Members of the Baron de Bastrop Chapter of the Daughters of the
Republic of Texas found out at their November meeting, when William’s descendants, Bobbie Wilson, Renee Parker and Susan Stoker, also chapter members, spoke to the group about their ancestor.
 
Thu
11
Dec

Haley Bisbano, Andrew Kelly Married Nov. 1 In Wimberley

Haley Briana Bisbano of La Grange and William Andrew Kelly III of Vermilion, Ohio, were married at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Montesino Ranch in Wimberley. Reverend Chuck Kindsvatter and Matt Kindsvatter officiated. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bisbano of La Grange
 

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