Members of the Big Valley Quilters Club recently presented patriotic themed lap quilts to 29 Veterans of Big Valley at its annual Veterans Appreciation Program. The Veterans represented all branches of our military and span from WWII through the gulf conflicts.
Linda Saunders, a Winter Texan, got a hole-in-one on Hole #9 at Stuart Place Country Club on Monday, February 13.
Do you enjoy putting together meals with fresh and savory plants to make up a colorful dish full of robust flavor and energy? Quinta Mazatlan invites you to join them on their one-hour guided tour, Foraging Forests, to get you started foraging native edibles and herbs safely and ethically in your garden.
Hundreds of Winter Texans look forward to city fiestas that are held in February and March just before they pack up their bags and go back north. They look forward to the great entertainment, vendors, and food. One of the favorites coming up is Mission Chamber’s Winter Texan Fiesta. It’s Mission Chamber’s way of saying “Thank you” to the Winter Texans that make the Valley their home during the winter season.
By Carina A. Brunson
The residents of Canyon Lake have a secret, or not so secret, mission of building homes for needy families in Progreso, Mexico. This mission, Mabel’s Building Mission, was started in 1992 by a resident named Mabel Clare.
Mabel was in the Valley with her sister for rehabilitation for an injury. It was then when a hurricane struck the area and wreaked devastation on the small town of Progreso. After seeing such devastation, Mabel and her sister first started a clinic, built a school, and provided clothing and food for those in the area. Next, was to provide housing for the poor – and Mabel’s Building Mission was established.
By Carina A. Brunson
During a benefit show last year at South Padre Island, Tim Hadler made an impression on a mother in the audience. It was that impression that led Judy to reconnect with her son, and it was the GUMI Camp that brought her son back to her. Something Hadler said touched her and made her want to act.
Tim Hadler, a native of Washington State, grew up on a farm with a love of music. Hadler moved to Nashville shortly after graduating to pursue a career in music – little did he know at the time that his music would lead him to other things.
The Rio Grande Valley Gid-R-Done Bluegrass Band is continuing to support St. Jude’s Research Hospital by entertaining throughout the Valley. The band donates their time, supplies, transportation, and entertainment to the organization.
In the seven years the group has been donating to the organization, they have almost reached $50,000 that they have helped raise for St. Jude’s. At a recent event, the group just reached over $48,000, and they still have several more events.