The BHS FFA class with teachers Jason and Felice Marek and the Art class with teacher Perry Kuebel have designed, cut and painted the first Christmas scene to be added to the KBB decorations in Bindseil Park.
They delivered the scene and installed it Monday morning. The design for the scene is the concept of and inspired by Doris Phipps.
KBB has decorated the Pecan Bottom and the Bindseil Park for nine years and we are so happy to have the very first scene donated by our students and teachers at BHS. We thank all of you so much for your dedication to “Make and Keep Blanco Beautiful”.
Our dream for several years has been to have a “Trail of Lights” from Pecan Street to the State Park. Last January, when Marble Falls Christmas Trail dismantled their trail, Tom Philips with Wayne and Martha Gosnell, were there waiting to harvest the lights. They came back to Blanco with tubs and tubs of good lights. Because of their hard work and all the time spent testing them and PEC hanging them, the parks will have more lights this year. The Pergola in Bindseil Park, City Hall and The Byars building will be adorned with Lavender Lights to help celebrate the “Lavender Christmas” with other citizens and merchants in town and around the Historic Downtown Square.
KBB would like to invite merchants and organizations to create a scene for a place in the parks for Christmas 2009.
Blanco is the first town on the Hill Country Trail of Lights and in 2009 we plan to be listed in the brochure. We want to be a destination for tourists to stop and visit, tour and shop, and not just pass through. If we all work together with the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and the Lavender farmers we can do it.
Please contact Retta Martin 833-4720, Judy Dorsett 833-5663, Linda Howard 833-4971 for more information.
Blanco FFA Students set up the nativity scene that they crafted and the High School Art Class painted to be put on display in Bindseil Park for the Trail of Lights. Pictured are (l to r) Dustin Green, FFA teacher Jason Marek, Johnny Gourley, KBB member, Retta Martin, and Austin Carrola.