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Christmas Weather
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 • Posted December 23, 2008 10:00 PM

Brrrrrr! This really is Christmas weather even though our snow was a little early. We have stayed so busy trying to keep breakers from flipping and trying to get timers to work so that all of our pretty lights and scenes in Bindseil Park and the Pecan Bottom will stay on that we haven't had much time to do anything else. Each evening, I am still having to go plug in extension cords and at midnight go unplug them - even in freezing weather because the timers won't work.

Two years ago, we lost a lot of our lights because it was so dry the squirrels feasted on the Christmas lights. Last year, the huge oak tree on Pecan Street split and half fell into the street with at least ten strands of lights on it and on the trunk. A deer was stolen from the entrance of the Bindseil Park last year and one was stolen this year. We all know that Christmas is about so much more than all of this.

Each evening we see tour buses drive by, cars slowly driving by, families walking through the park or sitting on the pergola with their children under the lavender lights. Mostly we have seen families and their children stop and take time to stand in front of, or to touch, or to take pictures at the Nativity Scene. We all know that the Nativity Scene represents what the true Christmas is about and it was the very best first scene for Bindseil Park.

Our KBB directors and members want to wish you a Very Blessed Christmas and to invite you to join us in 2009 with our plans for a bigger and better "Trail of Lights".

Blanco is the first town on the Hill Country Trail of Lights and we plan to be in the brochure in 2009.

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