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FFA/FHA head for Dallas fair

September 28, 1988

On Saturday, October 15, about 40 members of Future Homemakers and Future Farmers of America will head for the State Fair of Texas. The 15th is Rural Youth Day.

The organizations try to give their members as many opportunities as possible to have new experiences which increases leadership. Meeting other rural youth teach these members a lesson in informed leadership.

“During my elementary and high school years in the 50’s and 60’s, the big day of the year was going to the fair. I know the students are in for a fun/learning experiences,” said Business Teacher Bill Spurgin.

Blanco School Band to March in Fair Parade

September 27, 1968

The Blanco High School Band directed by Billy Harrell will be marching in the 75th Annual Comal County Fair Parade this Friday morning in New Braunfels. There are eight bands and more than 100 entries in the Diamond Jubilee Parade which will be conducted in the New Braunfels downtown area.

The Comal County Fair is one of the oldest and largest county fairs in Texas and ranks second in age only to the Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg. Between 50,000 and 100,000 persons are expected to visit the fair.

March of Dimes get together Saturday

September 29, 1978

The County – County March of Dimes chairman Barbara Hitch has announced that there will be an “Appreciation Get-Together” this Saturday night at 7:00 at the Oak Crest Housing Authority in Johnson City.

The get-together is for everyone that works with the organization locally, and is open to the public.

Guest speakers will include Clara Kotch of Waco, former March of Dimes chapter executive, and Dr. David Vause of Blanco.

Blanco River 4-H to hold wiener roast

September 29, 1978

Blanco – Blanco River 4-H Club will have its monthly meeting October 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

This will be a wiener roast for all club members, their families and anyone interested in joining the club.

FHA Discusses Year’s Projects

September 29, 1978

Blanco – One September 20, the Future Homemakers of America had a meeting to discuss the programs and projects they would like to do the during the year.

They decided to have a reward system for whoever does service projects and participates in FHA activities. You have to have 1050 points before you go on the reward trip, planned for June. The group also voted on four peoples, one from each class, to help with this reward system.

They are: Senior – Raysha Wagner; Junior – Elise Ashley, Sophomore – Mary Cavin, Freshman – Denise Jonas.

Linda Hostetler and Trina Shipp were commended for their outstanding work on the football programs.

Also discusses money making projects and one of them is going to selling calendars.

25 travel to Renaissance Festival

September 28, 1988

On Saturday, October 1, approximately 25 BHS students will be attending the “Renaissance Festival” at Planters, north of Houston.

They will leave Saturday in the wee hours of the morning and arrive there by 10:00 a.m. After a day of medieval fun, food, and entertainment, they will be back in “Little B” around 9:00 p.m.

This is the third year that a group of Tag Students and others have attended Renaissance Festivals. They seem to always want to return the next year.

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