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Dance wit Goolaks

June 1, 1988

Come dance under the stars Friday night at the Blanco Valley Jamboree. Gordon Land and the Goolaks will be performing June 10th, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The Goolaks play a wide variety of music but their specialty is country and western.

The Goolaks perform monthly at the Bluebonnet Palace. The have also performed for the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo for the past two years. And members of PEC have enjoyed the Goolaks music at their Christmas Party this past year.

The evening promises to be exciting and fun. So, join in the fun Friday at the Jamboree.

Blanco C of C sets final plans for Fiddle Fest

June 2, 1978

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will hold an open meeting on Monday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blanco School Cafeteria.

Final Fiddle Festival and Chili Cook-off plans will be made. All committees and workers are urged to come to the meeting.

All others interested in the Chamber’s activities are welcome to attend.

India dancers at Jamboree June 12

June 1, 1988

The famous Sahawe Indian Dancers form Uvalde, Texas will perform at the Blanco Valley Jamboree on Sunday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This colorful group will be under the sponsorship of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce.

The Sahawes, members of Boy Scout Troop and Explorer Pose 181, will present their colorful and exciting dances of the American Indian and the Indians of Mexico, which have thrilled audiences for almost two decades. They will feature both modern and ancient dances from many tribal groups. Some of these dances include the War Dances of the Plains Indians, Hunting and Buffalo Dance of the Pueblo people and intertribal dances including the Hoop Dances and the Eagle Dances.

The intricate dances and colorful costumes have long been the trademark of the Sahwae Indian Dancers performances throughout Texas and Mexico. The presentation will be entertaining to an audience of all ages. The audiences will be exposed to the folklore of a fasinating people which cannot be seen with out going to the reservations.

No admissions will be charged to see this great performance by the Sahawe Indian Dancers. So come on out the Blanco Valley Jamboree!

Bendele, Gondeck receive degrees

June 2, 1978

Two students from Blanco received degrees at Texas A&M University’s spring commencement exercises.

A total of 2752 degrees were awarded, including 2419 undergraduates, 258 masters and 75 doctorates.

Receiving the honor of Summa Cum Laude was Bonnie S. Bendele, educational curriculum and instruction, the daughter of Henry Bendele, PO Box 266. Blanco and receiving an undergraduate degree was Edward E. Gondeck, range science, PO Box 81, Blanco.

Trinity Lutheran Church begins summer worship

June 1, 1988

Trinity Lutheran Church, 703 North Main Street, Blanco, will begin its summer schedule of worship services on Sunday, June 5, 1988

The new schedule will last until the last Sunday in August and adds an 8:00 a.m. service of worship to the present schedule of 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 worship. This additional service is provided for those who like to worship their God early in the morning before doing other things on Sundays. “Comes as you are” dressed for summer activates and worship with us.

On June 5 the service will be led by the lay people of the congregation as Pastor and delegates will be attending the Southwest Texas Synod Assembly of the ELCA in Seguin, Texas. Mr. Jim Taylor will bring God’s message to on that today and lead the two worship services.

Youth blackballers selling popcorn

June 2, 1978

Boys and girls playing summer baseball will be selling popcorn June 1 – June 5.

The money is needed to help continue the seven summer baseball teams.

The popcorn will cost $1.50 a box and will include four packages of popcorn with butter and salt.

You are asked to help these boys and girls by supporting their fund raising project.

Piano recital Saturday

June 2, 1978

The piano and organ students of Mrs. B.R. Gloor will be presented in a recital on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church.

Students who will be performing are:

Debbie Brockway, May Ruth Covin, Janet Dechert, Janice Flugrath, Pam Flugrath, Martha Fudge, Susie Fudge, Laura Klepac, Lisa Lane, Erik Lane, Sharon Lindeman, Kennan Moore, Irene O’Neill, Jeff Smith, Tammy Smith, Teresa Smith, Leightin Tatum, Michelle Tatum, Lea Twidwell, and Holly Waxler.

Everyone is invited to attend.

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