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(Revised 10-4) Date of Opry changed to Nov. 1.

The Wilson County Historical Society met last week to discuss various issues, including the replacement of historical markers at Miller’s Bridge and Fairview.

Officers for the coming year were elected. President LaJuana Newnam-Leus will continue in her capacity, as will Vice President Otto Henke and Treasurer Roy Munro. The new secretary is Rita Gardener, who will take the place of outgoing Treasurer Ray Porter. Val Bayer and Sara Gella were elected to the board of directors.

The replacement of damaged or missing historical markers and the donation of $4,000 to the Wilson County Public Library all are made possible through proceeds from the Floresville Opry.

Viola Henke reported on the Opry, which is held quarterly in the Floresville Event Center. The Nov. 1 performance will feature an exciting array of area talent, including several members of the former “San Antonio Rose Live.”

Librarian Nicki Stohr reported that the Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library has hired high school intern Caitlin Taylor, thanks to the support of the Historical Society.

The Wilson County Museum continues to offer tours to several paranormal groups from the area, and will be open during the Peanut Festival.

Other projects of the Historical Society include the operation of the Dewees-Remschel House, which is available for private receptions and meetings.

The Wilson County Historical Society operates under the Wilson County Historical Commission to research and preserve the rich past of Wilson County, Texas. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Hall. Dues are $20 for a single member or $30 for a couple. New members are welcome.

Call LaJuana Newnam-Leus at 830-393-2166 for more information.
 

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