Stonewall VFD Benefit Fish Fry and Raffle – October 11

Enjoy the food and support the Stonewall VFD all in one location. Call (830) 997-2735 for more information. Stonewall comes together as a community every year to show the local volunteer fire department how much they are appreciated. This fish fry benefits the department and helps them be able to purchase needed equipment. Cost is by donation. Tell a firefighter “Thank You!”.

Beer for Boobs at Fredericksburg Brewing Company

The Fredericksburg Brewing Company will be holding a raffle beginning on Friday October 5, 2012 to benefit Team Beer 4 Boobs (B4B), a participant in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk, whose mission is to create a positive relationship with the beer brewing community to promote breast cancer awareness and financially support non-profit cancer research. The Brewery’s goal this year is to raise $3,000 for the team.

Raffle tickets for various items, including gift certificates to the Fredericksburg Brewing Company, the Airport Diner, Aüslander’s, Mahaley’s, Silver Creek, Fredericksburg Pizza Kitchen, Grape Juice and other local businesses as well as t-shirts, pint glasses, an assortment of B4B paraphernalia plus gift items from Hand Carved Candles, The Christmas Store, and more went on sale Friday October 5, 2012. Raffle winners will be announced at the brewery beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday October 26, 2012. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $10 for three tickets.

Prizes for a $20 raffle ticket include a two night stay at the Hangar Hotel, a one hour massage from the Fredericksburg Herb Farm and beer for a year from the Brewery (a growler and one free refill each month). Winners for the big ticket items will be announced on the 26th after all other winners have been announced. Between raffle drawings sample local brew and visit with members of Team B4B. Since 2003, when the Komen 3-Day for the Cure began, the event has raised nearly $500 million. Proceeds help pay for global breast cancer research, local community educational programs, screening and treatment. On average, participants walk 20 miles a day during the three day event. This year is the fifth year for Team B4B to participate in the event; they will be walking their 60 miles this November.

To learn more about Team B4B and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk, visit the team’s website at   For more information about the Fredericksburg Brewing Company fundraiser please contact the brewery at (830) 997-1646.

Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour this Saturday!

The Gillespie County Historical Society’s Holiday Home Tour unofficially kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, December 11, 2010. From noon to 6 p.m., seven select homes will be open to the public for the first time, from historic properties that have been restored, to modern structures designed to capture Fredericksburg’s architectural heritage.

Tickets for the Home Tour can be purchased up to the day of during the event. Tickets are $25 per person and include tour booklet and access to all properties. They may be purchased online at, or by calling 830-997-2835. Visitors can also buy tickets in person at the Welcome Center, 325 West Main at the corner of Main and Milam Streets in Fredericksburg.

“This is a wonderful way to begin the holiday celebration in true Fredericksburg fashion,” said Michelle Weberpal, Event Chair. “These events also enable the Society to successfully continue and implement its mission of preserving the history and culture of this wonderful place.”

Featured properties include:

The Larry and Deanna Corn home, built in 1995 and enlarged in 2009. This is a fine example of Fredericksburg’s “built new to look old” architecture.

The Marsha and Jerry Bane home is filled with antiques, accent pieces, and – during Christmas – will include antique glass Christmas ball ornaments that have been collected over the years.

The Cydney Donnell and Robert Lotito home was restored by well-known local architect Albert Keidel in 1939. The current owners have kept the footprint true to the original, with remodeling and decoration touches that add style and function.

The David and Ruth Lusk home and guesthouse provide stunning Hill Country views from hilltop settings. Vibrant wall color helps to showcase the owners’ collection of Blue Ridge Pottery.

The Jim and Carol McCrae home is one they built themselves in 1995. This original home was small and efficient, and built of reclaimed materials, and filled with antiques.

The Walter and Judith Skinner Fredericksburg Sunday house was in the Weidenfeller family. In its later years it was a B&B, and is now filled with treasured collections.

The Pete and Alice Jensen rock home has a lively interior that features Alice’s sewing hobby and Pete’s woodworking. The roomy kitchen leads to a beautiful yard and porch. The downstairs serves as a workshop and the upstairs is a B&B.

This year marks the Diamond Anniversary for the nonprofit Society that was formed 75 years ago to preserve and share the area’s cultural heritage. For information: Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835,

“Pianorama” at Pat’s Hall – February 22


Pat’s Hall is pleased to announce that Pianorama is returning on February 22.

They’ll have Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Danny Levin and Red Young, all who performed at last year’s Pianorama.

This year, Earl Poole Ball will be joining the group. Earl was a member of Johnny Cash’s Band, and has also worked with Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, Freddie Hart, Wynn Stewart, Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Along the way, he has acquired the nickname of “Mr. Honky Tonk Piano.” The talent on the stage will be quite incredible. Just talk to anyone who was at the show last year.

This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music Programs. Food will be available for purchase, as well as a beer and wine cash bar.

They’ll set up the hall as they did last year, reserving tables/seats with ticket purchase. Tickets sold at the door are for general admission (non-reserved) seats. The sooner you order your tickets, the better seats you’ll have!

Doors open at 6 pm; show at 7 pm. $25 per person in advance for reserved seats or $30 at the door for general admission. Call 830-997-7574 for more information.

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Benefit BBQ – April 7

Chicken and pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings served at American Legion Hall, 726 South Washington from 10:30 AM until sold out.

$9 per plate donation.  Drive-thru or dine-in.  Prize tickets available.

This event raises funds to help Friends of Gillespie County Schools preserve 12 historic school buildings currently being used as public community centers.  Live music by The Polkamatics.

For more information, (830) 685-3385 or (830) 685-332.

Fundraising Dinners This Weekend

There are a couple of fundraising meals this weekend.  Money raised will benefit local charities.

Academic Boosters  2010 Enchilada Supper
Friday, September 10th, 5-7:30pm
Fredericksburg High School Cafeteria
$8 per adult
$5 per child, 10 years and younger

The Fredericksburg Academic Boosters, Andy’s Steak and Seafood Grille, and Clear River Pecan Co. invite you to dinner before the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies vs. Brady Bulldogs Varsity Football game.

Enjoy Andy’s famous hand-rolled Tex-Mex enchiladas with chili, rice and beans, chips and salsa, and a special desert by Clear River Pecan, iced tea and lemonade!

Proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters’ programs: Fredericksburg Scholarship Fund, Mentoring, Blue Ribbon Billies, St. Mary’s Geo Bee, Destination Imagination, and the iOpener Youth Leadership Program.

Golden Hub Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, September 10th, 5:30pm

The Golden Hub Community Center, located at 1009 N. Llano will hold its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser September 10th.

Wine, tea and punch will be available at the social mixer beginning at 5:30pm, and dinner will be served from 6-7:30pm. $8 tickets may be purchased at the door,or from a board member, or at the Hub before September 7th for $7. Dinner may be taken to go if desired, and dinner ticket holders will also be eligible to enter a prize drawing at the door.

All monies raised from the event will benefit the Golden Hub’s programs and activities. For more information call 997-7131.