Your Karnes City Chamber of Commerce is still busy keeping up with all of the happenings in our area. We hope that you had a chance to enjoy being at the Indian Summer Festival, Saturday, Oct. 20 sponsored by the Karnes County Historical Society at the Helena Museum Complex. And the cooler weather certainly was a bonus to all who attended.
That’s one of the delightful things about living in Karnes County. We can explore the past as well as help plan for the future. And, as the seasons change, we know that it won’t be long before the upcoming holidays appear on the horizon. The chamber’s next big event along those lines is our annual Christmas in the Park. Held at the Karnes City Park on the corner of Wall and Browne Streets, it’s a fun time to bring your arts, crafts, and food items to sell and share with others and to have your children’s pictures taken with Santa Claus. There is no charge for having a booth for your items, but we do need a form filled out with your information so we can know how many booths are needed to contain your items. The forms can be picked up at the Chamber Office at 210 E. Calvert Avenue.
The date for the event is Saturday, Dec. 1 starting at 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. Along with the many booths and items available, there again will be the Hoop the Loop Basketball Shooting tournament for kids in grades one through eight. Prizes will be given for the winner in each grade level. Santa usually arrives by his special carrier at 2 p.m. And those whose children have a picture taken with Santa will have a wonderful souvenir. This year, the chamber is offering beautiful poinsettias grown by Cooper’s Garden near Floresville. They can be purchased ahead of time for $15.00 by signing up in the Chamber’s Office and will then be ready for pick up on that day at the park. What would decorating our home or church be without some beautiful poinsettias?
So, please be ready to start sharing the Christmas spirit in a wonderful, celebratory way with your fellow citizens and neighbors on Saturday, Dec. 1. Vendors may arrive a little earlier than the 11 a.m. to begin setting up your wares and products. Just don’t forget to let us know in time for us to be ready to help with your setup. So, just call or come by the office.
‘Til next time, Cathy Passmore