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Lost: Border Collie, black and light brown, 9 months old, wearing a green collar, last seen Sept. 22 near CR 427 in Poth. If found call 210-324-1208.
Lost: Men's wallet, Sept. 21 at Wal-Mart fuel center in Floresville, left on side of truck, medical IDs needed. If found call 210-827-9753, no questions asked.
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Wilson County News
January 25, 2012 | 2,022 views | Post a comment

Keep season of giving going throughout the year

Many of us have resolved this year to be more involved in community activities, to support a local organization by volunteering, or to donate funds to a good cause.

As the new wears off 2012, keep the spirit of giving going by helping area groups and organizations that meet needs or serve worthy causes in the Wilson County News readership area. In our last two issues, we’ve recapped some of the organizations featured in our 2011 series, “A Year of Giving.”

If you’re committed to volunteering or helping in the community, here are a few more organizations from last year’s series to help you keep your resolution.

•Cemetery organizations are always in need of helping hands or funds to help with maintenance and upkeep. There are many cemeteries in Wilson County. The Floresville Cemeteries Restoration Association is relatively new. Contact Virgil Russell at 830-393-9238. For information on the historical cemeteries in the area, call John and Shirley Grammer at 830-947-3176. Contact local churches for information on their cemeteries.

•The American Legion supports military veterans and their families, offering camaraderie, veterans services, and more. For Floresville Post 38, call Miguel Bustamante, 210-452-0477; for St. Hedwig Post 539, call Dale Thomas at 210-677-9368; for Stockdale Post 435, call 830-996-1300.

•Quilts for Kids creates quilts for sick children to snuggle with, handmade from unwanted or surplus fabric. The San Antonio Military Quilts for Kids makes quilts for children treated in San Antonio military medical facilities. Hands to sew and fabric to use are warmly welcomed. Contact for information.

•Floresville Rotary Club members offer scholarships, support cultural exchange opportunities, and more. For information, call Gary Carman at 512-557-2539.

•The Consolata Healthcare Foundation raises funds to enhance services of the Wilson Memorial Hospital District. Its Denim and Diamonds casino night in July is its major fund-raiser. Donations are welcome. Call Katie Etringer at 830-393-1311 for information on how to help.

•The Texas Baptist Men Retiree Builders offer help to Baptist churches and organizations to build, extend, or renovate facilities. Retired men from across Texas offer their hands and hearts in service to others. Construction experience isn’t necessary. For information, call 214-707-4379 or visit

•Cat Rescue of Floresville invites donations of food, veterinary supplies, pet toys, and more to assist in caring and rehabilitation of rescued cats, and finds “loving, forever homes” for the animals in its care. For information, call Pamula Reeves-Barker at 830-393-7290, or visit Cat Rescue of Floresville on Facebook.

•The Greater La Vernia Parks Foundation raises funds to improve parks and recreation facilities in La Vernia. Its major fund-raiser is the renowned La Vernia BBQ Cook-off each August, which attracts thousands to the La Vernia City Park from across the state and beyond. Improvements have included a playscape, fencing, lighting, a gazebo, and much more. For information, visit

Look for more ways to give of your time, treasure, or talents in coming issues of the Wilson County News.

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