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Holidays

Restaurants open Thanksgiving Day

November 17th, 2014 by Jeff

In case you missed it, here’s a link to a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day.

Llano Street Bakery and Deli is taking orders for the holiday. You can get Cookies, Bread, rolls, party platters, and pies. Call them at 830-307-3208

Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail

November 16th, 2014 by Jeff

Catch the holiday spirit as you drive the Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail with towns that have been decorated for the season.  Participating cities are:  Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Goldthwaite, Johnson City, Kerrville, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, and Wimberley

Thank You, Veterans!

November 11th, 2014 by Jeff

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who had been killed in the Korean War.

World War I ended at 11 am on November 11, 1918.  A year later, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 of every year as Armistice Day, he said:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

In 1953,  Alfred King, who owned a shoe store in Emporia, Kansas, had the idea to extend Armistice Day to include all veterans.  The Emporia Chamber of Commerce got behind the idea, and, a year later,  got a bill through Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans day, to honor all of America’s veterans.

While some calendars list it as Veteran’s Day, or Veterans’ Day (both are grammatically correct), the official spelling is Veterans Day.  Source

Gästehaus Schmidt would like to thank the Veterans of all our wars for the service and sacrifice.

July 4th Chili Cookoff at Becker Vineyards

July 3rd, 2014 by Jeff

Chili sampling, Peoples’ Choice judging and Official judging. CASI-sanctioned event to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg.

10 am to 5 pm. $5 per person for 10 chili samples. Becker Vineyards is 11 miles east on Jenschke Lane off of Hwy 290.

July 4th Community Parade and Patriotic Program

July 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

The patriotic spirit of our community shines through as we present our annual 4th of July parade featuring decorated entries followed by a patriotic program with music, entertainment and guest speakers. Free parade viewing all along Main Street. Patriotic program at Marktplatz.

Parade at 10 am followed by the program at 11 am-ish.

“Live Free & Fly” 4th of July Celebration in Luckenbach Texas

July 1st, 2014 by Jeff

Annual event featuring Walt and Tina Wilkins and friends. Live music all day. Special guest this year are The Warren Hood Band, Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, and Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay. A great Family day in Luckenbach, Texas. 1-6pm This is an outdoor event. Please bring your lawn chairs, dogs on leashes, grandmas, aunts and uncles. The World famous Lawn Mower Parade happens at 4pm. Fundraiser benefits the Harmony Project.

July 4th Fireworks

June 30th, 2014 by Jeff

Annual fireworks display sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, south of town on Highway 16.  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks!

20 minute display begins at approx. 9:30 pm.  Free.

Flag Day at National Museum of the Pacific War – June 14

June 11th, 2014 by Jeff

History and legends of our nations flag program followed by a program and demonstration of flag disposal by Boy Scouts at National Museum of the Pacific War‘s George Bush Gallery. The grounds of the museum will be decorated with near 5,000 flags placed by Boy Scouts and NJROTC from Fredericksburg. This program is free with standard fee for museum attendees. Please call 830/997-8600 for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Pioneer Museum – April 19

April 17th, 2014 by Jeff

easterFor children ages ten and under. Come for some old-fashioned fun on the Pioneer Museum grounds, 325 W. Main St. There might even be a visit from the Easter Bunny!

10:30 to 11:30 am. Regular museum admission will apply, but the event is free. Call 830-990-8441 for details.

Independence Day Celebration at Chisholm Trail Winery – July 5

April 13th, 2014 by Jeff

Taste award-winning Chisholm Trail wines and enjoy live music. Wood-fired pizza will also be available. Chisholm Trail Winery is at 2367 Usener Road, west of town. Call (830) 990-2675 for more information.