Dressed up to trick or treat they came into the building. It was a typical early October evening in Texas with the temperatures in the 80’s and humidity at nearly 100%. They came in various shapes and sizes. Cats wearing pumpkin shirts, pink unicorns, world renown soccer players, US Olympic qualifying volleyball players and even Mal from the Descendants came. Then more arrived, world renown painter Bob Ross and his happy little tree came, a German Halloween lady stopped by to see what was going on. Then the Crazy cat lady entered followed by the hunter and his trophy. WHAT IS GOING ON!!!! Oh its the regular October meeting for Cibolo lodge and its our spooktakular costume contest meeting. Phewww I was kinda worried for a minute there!
Nifty things to report in that our rummage sale, that we had to move to September 22, was a success despite the weather. We raised $600 for SJRC (St Jude Ranch for Children) who is our matching funds recipient this year. Several members from SJRC came out and assisted us and were fantastic with sorting out the clothes and displaying the items up for sale. We really could not have done as well as we did without them. Thank you all for helping!
Make a Difference Day is Friday October 26 at TruCare Living Centers at 16550 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154 beginning at 2 pm and we will be hosting bingo for the residents with prizes donated by our members consisting of of puzzle books, adult coloring books, socks for men and women and blankets. It will be lots of fun for the residents as well as for us members that attend.
For anyone interested in attending our next meeting on November 1st the main dish will be ham from Bill Miller Barbeque and everyone attending will bring a favorite side dish or desert.
New members welcomed into the lodge are all juniors and they are as follows Isabella Grace Estress, Emma Claire Fleming, Isabel Grace Villarreal, Jensen Carl Saunders, Jocelynne Crystal Saunders, Pearl Renee Brown, Hank Karlin Brown, Levi Aden Brown, Piper June Brown, Evaline Sapphire Brown, Willow Bella Brown, Mckenzie Rae Simmons, Brayden David Johnson, Matthew David Johnson, Anastasia Marie Lemos-Peterson, Lucy Marie Casanova and Kayla Casanova.
Our Christmas party is set for Saturday, December 8 beginning at 3 pm at Bexar Social Club with the dancers preforming their routines followed by a special visit from Santa followed by our meal. Tickets will go on sale at the November meeting for members and guests. If anyone is interested in attending just contact any of our officers and we will gladly assist you. We will have a toy drive this year to benefit TruLight127 Ministries, as well as a 50/50 drawing and door prizes so get your tickets early to ensure your meal. Two drink tickets are included with each meal.
Members in attendance were 22 adults, 6 juniors and 1 guests. Attendance award winners were Cory
Rakowitz and Jerry Rakowitz, junior winner was Javion Campos. Special drawing was # 505 Hannah Heidbreder who was not present, next month the amount grows to $34.
Side dish winner was devil eggs by Sherry Rakowitz and dessert was blackberry cobbler by Cory Rakowitz.
Happy Birthday wishes went out to Tiffany Kuhlman, Kasey Shepherd, Javion Campos and John Fey!
We wish for all that read the articles a safe, fun and happy Halloween.