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Don’t Forget to Honor Veterans This Weekend
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 10, 2011

Veterans will be remembered and celebrated this weekend as three organizations host events in remembrance of those who served our country.

Stop by the Blanco Pioneer Museum at 418 Pecan St. on Friday, November 11, for a BBQ dinner and street dance. Tickets are $6 for the dinner, which will be held from 6pm to 8pm. The dance, along with a live auction, will follow from 8pm to 11pm.

K&D Carriages and Buggy Barn Museum will be providing carriage rides, and desserts by Deb Honeycutt will be for sale.

For more information, call 830-833-5774.

Make your way back to the Square on Saturday morning at 10am to line the square for the Veterans Parade. The American Legion Post 352 is organizing a parade through town; an entry form is available inside this issue on page A7.

A chili and bean chuckwagon fundraiser dinner with cornbread or crackers, peach or apple cobbler, and tea will be served up for $6 per person across the street from the Blanco Pioneer Museum.

The parade’s grand marshall will be Specialist 4th Class Thomas Broyles, a veteran of Afghanistan and a member of Post 352.

Veterans are welcome to ride on the veterans trailer.

Contact Roxanna Avants at 512-627-0584 or

A “Tolling of the Bells” ceremony will be held at 1pm on Saturday at Blanco Historic Cemetery to honor the deceased veterans in the cemetery. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard will perform the posting of colors; the Confederate Re-enactors will also be part of the program. 347 names will be read during the tolling of the bells ceremony, beginning with John Asa McCrocklin and Michael Hill, both Indian fighters.

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