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Oviedo Auto Group Donates to Deputy Santa

Oviedo Auto Group in La Grange is donating free oil changes in exchange for toy donations with a value of $15 or more. Pictured (from left) are Deputy Santa volunteer Nettie Cernosek, Investigator Jeremy Castleberry, Sheriff Keith Korenek, Deputy T.J. McCleney, Owners Johnny and Linda Oviedo, Deputy Santa volunteer Tracy Denton, Deputy Santa volunteer Gracie Albright, Lieutenant David Beyer, Deputy Santa volunteer Dana Greebon, and Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie. Photo by Jessica Montez

LCRA, City of LG Award $50,000 Grant to Fayette Co.

A $50,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of La Grange will help Fayette County build a tourism office and public restrooms at Founders Park in downtown La Grange. The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with about $200,000 in matching funds, will help enclose an outdoor area in the town square for the new facilities.

Remnant Hosts Fall Dress Up Day

Each year, The Remnant Academy in La Grange celebrates the start of the fall season by inviting their children to come dressed up as their favorite characters. Even with new restrictions and COVID-19 regulations, staff at The Remnant Academy found creative ways to make sure the children did not miss out on this yearly celebration.

CVQG Donates Quilts to Fleck Family

Colorado Valley Quilt Guild members donated four quilts to the Fleck family after their home fire last month. Pictured from left is: Linda Polk, Bridgette Mesecke and Debbi Gabler who worked on several of these quilts.

LG Ford-Lincoln Partners With Deputy Santa

La Grange Ford-Lincoln will donate two free oil changes in exchange for bicycle donations and one free oil change in exchange for toy donations. Pictured (front from left) are Lieutenant David Beyer, Deputy Santa volunteer Dana Greebon, Deputy Santa volunteer Tracy Denton, Sheriff Keith Korenek, Deputy T.J. McCleney, Deputy Santa volunteer Nettie Cernosek, Deputy Santa volunteer Gracie Albright, Investigator Jeremy Castleberry, Kenny Baker, Bobby Gronewald, Todd Baker, Ricky Dunk, Ed Plumley, and Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie. Photo by Jessica Montez

GT Students Raise $1,200 for Dell Children’s

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Schulenburg Elementary Gifted & Talented 1st grade students presented $1,200 to Dell Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Susan Hewlitt, via Zoom. The SES students and the GT Coordinator, Kristen Holub, raised this donation from the sales of their Best Buddies Day t-shirts. Dell Children’s Foundation will be sending these three students a teddy bear, named “Buddy the Bear” (by Clay Hoffmann), for their generous donation. GT students are Derrick Adeogun, Clay Hoffmann, and Ella Ring.

November Is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and CASA of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties is celebrating and supporting the many families in our community who have welcomed a child into their home through adoption—with a special spotlight on adoption by relatives.

Ellinger Chamber to Hold Polka Fest Lunch Dec. 6

The Ellinger Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 28th Annual Polka Fest Lunch on Sunday, Dec. 6. This will be a fried chicken and sausage lunch with all the trimmings. Serving will get underway at 10:30 a.m. Plates will be to-go only and the cost will be $12 per plate. There will be a new drive-thru routeunder the new BBQ pavilion. No dine in or walk-ups please. Zach Novak will provide polka music while you wait in your car to get your meals. The Chamber of Commerce Hall is located at 104 West Colorado Sky St. in Ellinger.
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