The rain just kept falling most of the day Friday, then there was a break just about time for the parade. After the parade many of the families checked out the “After Glow Party” and the Ice Rink at Market Platz. There were also several art galleries open as it was 1st Friday Art Walk evening.
Saturday brought more scattered showers but our guests didn’t let that keep them from enjoying the day. They went to the Museum of the Pacific War, movies, Pioneer Museum, shopped, drove around exploring the town, etc. and somewhere in there stopped for great pizza at West End Pizza. Then everyone met at the Memorial Presbyterian Church for dinner and a puppet show and to exchange stories of their adventures. The puppet show, presented by Fredericksburg United Methodist Church puppeteers, was about the real meaning of Christmas. Young and old alike were mesmerized by the performance. Then to the children’s delight, the ‘puppets’ came out to meet the children.
Very few of the families had been to Fredericksburg before so they wanted to ‘see everything’ possible in their short stay. Many commented on how friendly people were and how pretty the town is.
Wounded Warriors at Nebo wish to thank those who helped make this Family Weekend a success:
West End Pizza, Museum of the Pacific War, Inn on Barons Creek, Mamacita’s, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Puppet Ministry,
Pictures from the weekend are in the album R & R, 2-4 December, 2016. Click Here or on Photos in the menu bar above and enjoy the pictures.
Anyone living in the Hill Country knows the deer population has to be thinned from time to time to avoid over population and subsequent starving deer. Last November a couple of soldiers were asked to help out a local rancher. Marcus Manchaca, his son and Jeremy Velez were happy to accept the invitation. Marcus got a doe. In addition to enjoying the hunt he was able to keep the meat. They are hoping to return for another hunt soon.
How is it a Win Win? The Rancher is happy because the deer population is reduced and the soldier(s) have fun hunting and get the meat.
T’is the Season. Designer and Teacher Sharon Massey had two Christmas Cards for the class to make. One was pretty simple with stockings hanging ready for Santa’s gifts. The other one made up for it with all the pieces that had to be stamped, cut, embossed and assembled. But it was worth it!! The class may have been small but we enjoyed visiting over lunch where we get to know each other better. It was Jan’s second time going to WFSC with us. She is going to be a ‘Relief Teacher’. If Sharon or Jackie are unavailable, Jan will step in. That’s really going to help!!
If you haven’t experienced the class, consider joining us. We are at WFSC the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month with class beginning at 10 and ending with lunch 12ish.
Click Here to see more photos of the class in the Album Card Making at WFSC 1 Nov 16.
Couples and Families arrived in Fredericksburg to enjoy the weekend in the beautiful Hill Country. Everyone gathered at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church for dinner, orientation and of course Bingo Friday evening. Saturday was a perfect day to be outside. As each couple and family gathered for Saturday evening meal, it was obvious they had enjoyed their day. Everyone was sharing their experiences. They included exploring main street, visiting Street Dreams, the Museum of the Pacific War and Wild Seed Farm, going to the movie, driving back roads and to EnPchanted Rock, etc.
Then we were all treated to a delicious German meal cooked and served by the Knights of Columbus. Sausage, kraut, potato salad (the best ever) and cookies!!! It just doesn’t get much better.
Once again, it was so refreshing to see such well behaved children. It was equally good to see some familiar faces in addition to new ones.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to those who helped make this a successful weekend:
Knights of Columbus, Karl & Mary Ransleben (B&B), Mike & Debbi McCurdy (B&B), Ed & Betsy Fredericks (B&B), Sunday House, Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, Museum of the Pacific War, Fritztown Cinema.
It was a beautiful day to be outdoors especially if you were at a gorgeous lake with new friends trying to lure “The Big One” into your boat!! Twenty warriors left Fort Sam Houston about 5:30 a.m. to join the Fritztown Bass Club on lake LBJ for a day of fishing and fellowship. There were trophies for Biggest Bass, and 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Heavy Stringer. However, everyone was a winner. The club gave each of their guests a new rod and reel in addition to a ‘goodie bag’ filled with lures, tackle, etc. Club members had their boats ready and got some really good one on one time while cruising the lake looking for that lunker. As in past years, Boy Scout Troop 135 provided lunch.
Wounded Warriors at Nebo thank all the members of the Fritztown Bass Club, Boy Scouts and anyone else who helped make this event a success!
Click Here to see all the photos from the tournament.
Spiritual Fitness was started by Rob Ginsburg, Chaplain of WTB (Warrior Transition Battalion) for several reasons. He loves the outdoors, hiking and rock climbing and he believed bringing warriors in treatment to Enchanted Rock, being surrounded by God’s beauty, would aid in their physical and spiritual recovery. Now that Rob has been transferred, we have been blessed with a new Chaplain, David Thompson, second from right in photo. He is new to the Hill Country and was excited after his first Spiritual Fitness outing on September 30. He plans to continue the event and possibly expand it.
Click Here to view Photos from the event.
September 25th saw crowds of people gathering at West End Pizza to enjoy pizza, pasta, salad, live entertainment and support the Wounded Warriors at Nebo ministry. It was humbling to see all the items merchants and individuals so generously donated for the raffle and silent auction.
The event was scheduled from 11am to 2pm. It was partly cloudy making it cool-very pleasant being outside. As the day progressed the sky got darker and darker with the threat of rain. I know we say GOD is in control but this time it was amazingly obvious. Just as the last raffle ticket was drawn, the skies opened up.
We thank everyone who donated items, bought raffle tickets or just joined us for some good food and fellowship. Proceeds from the event will pay for our largest weekend retreat which is for warriors and their families.
To the ladies who worked tirelessly gathering the donations, advertising the event, and much much more – LADIES YOU ROCK!!
Of course none of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity of Janet and Hal Degenhardt owners of West End Pizza. Thank you seems so inadequate for all you do for the ministry. Because of your efforts the ministry is able to show warriors they are not forgotten and help them in their transition.
Photos of the event can be viewed by Clicking Here
Sunday, September 25, WestEnd Pizza will host a Fund Raising event with proceeds benefiting Wounded Warriors at Nebo. In addition to the great food there will be numerous items available to bid on. All of the items have been donated by generous businesses and individuals. Check out the following list and pick out the ones you want to bid on. raffle-list-2016-1
See you Sunday at WestEnd Pizza – 11am – 2pm!!
Sign up for this tournament at WFSC. The signup sheet should be available today, 9/19. If you can’t find it see Darin or Judith. This is always a great time outdoors with the Fritztown Bass Club who sponsor and host the event as a way of showing their gratitude for your sacrifices.
Details are on the Events Calendar just click ‘Events’ in the menu above.
See you There!!!