Winter Texans love to play
Whether it’s cards, shuffleboard, pickleball, dominoes, or billiards, Winter Texans love to play. They love to compete too.
We have been to many different events throughout the last 35 years where Winter Texans have been playing all sorts of games. Winter Texans make games too, or they bring games from their area or heritage and share them with the parks.
Read more: Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years
Submitted by Arleen Bier
Even though we have been coming here for many years, we still find new things to do, new festivals to attend, new restaurants to try, and many treasures at flea markets and park sales. We appreciate the warm welcome we receive every year when we return to the Rio Grande Valley.
Read more: Winter Texans return to the RGV
Submitted by Phyllis McGroarty
Golf View Estates is hosting Festival of Trees this season. The dates are Monday, November 28th through Saturday, December 3rd. You can stop in at the rec hall any day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to view the trees and to place your bid.
Read more: Golf View Estates hosting Festival of Trees
By Herb Moering
Once again residents of River Ranch RV Resort recognized military personnel during a special Veterans Day ceremony at the River Ranch RV Resort in Rio Hondo.
This was the second extended Veterans Day event, this time thanking more than two dozen park residents for their service, who participated in a flag ceremony and then were honored during a homemade lasagna dinner that followed.
Read more: River Ranch honors park Veterans
Submitted by Donna Wright
Winter in South Texas is anticipated this time of year. As Winter Texan residents are returning to the Valley for the winter, here at Lakewood RV Resort that means time to prepare for our 29th Christmas for the Children project. We are providing Christmas for more than fifteen less fortunate families from a local elementary, where many of our Lakewood RV Resort Winter Texans spend time mentoring the students over the years. This all started with our Worship Committee several years ago.
Read more: Lakewood RV holding fundraiser
Mission West Resort RV Park honored their veterans with an appreciation ceremony at the park flagpole on Veterans Day. Following the opening prayer, a brief history of the day was shared. Then all in attendance joined together in the singing of our National Anthem and God Bless America. Pastor Mark McDonald of Mission West Church presented each Veteran who attended with a special star taken directly from a decommissioned American Flag courtesy of the Warrior 180 Foundation.
Read more: Mission West Resort RV Park shows appreciation
Submitted by E. Louise Baker, Tropic Star Quilter
Tropic Star Park hosted a very special event on Sunday, March 6. Fifty-six veterans were honored with the presentation of a patriotic quilt made by the quilting ladies of Tropic Star.
This special event began three years ago. Someone shared the idea of honoring the veterans in our park with a patriotic quilt. Identifying the veterans in our park was completed by a dedicated committee. Their results were shocking. How could our quilting group produce all the quilts needed?
Read more: Thousands of stitches sewn to thank veterans
Submitted by Ruth Filz
Martha Little and her husband Irv first came to Palm Gardens RV Park in Harlingen in 2008 and enjoyed the area, finally buying a place in 2010.
Martha came from a long line of quilters. Her grandmother made quilts out of sugar sacks while her mother used old clothing. Martha’s youngest daughter is also learning to quilt.
When she first came to Palm Gardens, Martha brought her sewing machine and material. During the first year she had other quilters from the park to her house for lessons. Once she had a few other people, they started quilting at the hall.
Read more: Little’s vision lives on through quilting group
John Haga, tour coordinator at Four Seasons RV Park in Brownsville, recently went with 45 other residents on a tour to Space X. The group loaded into a 50-passenger old painted school bus with an ‘excellent guide,’ Anthony Gomez, from Rocket Ranch.
Read more: Four Seasons residents visit Space X
At the annual teddy bear give away that was held on March 3, Bonham’s Bears gave away 400 bears to five local organizations. Bonham’s Bears is based at Green Bay South in La Feria.
The organizations donated to were Family Crisis Center, Children’s Bereavement Center Rio Grande Valley, Rainbow RGV Community Partners, Loaves and Fishes of the RGV, and City of Harlingen Fire Department Station Two.
Read more: Bonham’s Bear supports local organizations