The month of December has flown by, hasn't it? Here, in Brackettville, we have had a wonderful time, enjoying this holiday season. As this month comes to a close, we want to inform you about some of the events that happened this year and some of the things we are looking forward to in the coming year.
Kinney County Frontier Christmas -
Saturday, December 2, 2017
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, Kinney County held its annual Christmas celebration. It was a fun time for all, where vendors set up booths and displayed their wares. There were lots of great gift ideas for those shopping for Christmas and lots of great food. We look forward to this event every year.
This year, SISCA donated bags filled with candy and fruit. They were handed out along with the toys that were given to the children of Brackettville by the volunteer fire department. A big Thank You to Ms. Beverly A. Kelly for donating the paper bags and candy.
Monthly Meeting and Christmas Dinner -
Saturday, December 16, 2017
On December 16, several members gathered for our regular meeting and to celebrate the holiday season by having a Christmas dinner together. We are so happy that we were able to gather and fellowship before the end of the year.
The Year in Review
January started with us getting back in motion. In 2016, we had been pretty quiet, but we rang in 2017 by starting our newsletter again. We are always humbled by and grateful for all of the support we receive. Our January newsletter served as a review of the previous year.
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In February, we celebrated Black History Month. In 2018, we are looking forward to having more events during February. We did not publish a newsletter in February.
In March, we observed National Medal of Honor Day with the Fort Clark Historical Society. We were happy to participate with them.
Click the link below to find out what else we did in March 2017.
April was a quiet month. Our March newsletter was a recap of our March 2017 events.
Click the link below to read the April 2017 newsletter.
In May, Brackettville residents were delighted when they attended a performance by the Yumari Ballet Folklorica group for Cinco de Mayo. This performance was sponsored by the Kinney County Arts Council.
Click the link below to find out what else was in our May 2017 newsletter.
In June, we celebrated Juneteenth! A great time was had by all. We cannot wait until our next celebration.
Click the link below to read our June 2017 newsletter.
Our Fourth of July celebration is a big deal here in Brackettville. Just about every resident came out to celebrate.
Click the link below to read out July 2017 newsletter.
August 2017 was all about preparing for Seminole Days. Every year, as soon as August 1 hits, a countdown begins. And it seems like August flies by in less than a minute. It is a super hot and super busy month. It is fabulous!
Click the link below to read our August 2017 newsletter.
September 2017 is the month for SISCA. This is our Christmas, New Year's, and Fourth of July rolled into one because of our 3-day celebration. This year's celebration was made even more special because of an unusual set of circumstances, but we expect and anticipate only the best outcome in all things.
Click below to read our September 2017 newsletter.
October 2017 was our recovery month. Unfortunately there was no newsletter this month.
Thankfulness! Gratitude! And Love! Oh, my! November was filled with all of these good things and so much more. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, we were full to overflowing with all of the goodness that surrounds us.
There are only six days left in December, but it has been a great month. We are gearing up for the new year. We cannot wait for 2018 and all of the possibilities it will bring with it.
Is it time to renew your membership? Our website makes it easy. Just click the button below to make an online payment. Or you can send us your check by mail, if you prefer. Your membership is very important to us.
Monthly Meeting - January 2017
Our next monthly meeting will take place on Saturday, January 13 at 1 PM. We do look forward to seeing you there.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated money, volunteered their time, visited the museum, or just become interested in the history of the Black Seminoles. We truly appreciate you and cannot truly thank you enough.