The Bandera Courier
Bandera Courier
Thursday December 14, 2017
The Courier is Celebrating the Christmas Holidays!
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Looking forward to a good new year

Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Helping Hand is now open. We hope all our wonderful neighbors and friends had a safe holiday. We could not do all that we do without you and we sincerely appreciate you all.
The Red Kettle Campaign brought in $11,451.50. While it did not break a record, it is important to realize that every penny will remain in Bandera County to meet the needs of our neighbors in crisis. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to all the volunteers and especially all the donors. Thank you all!
Deer hunters can still donate the meat they do not want by taking their field dressed deer to Rhodes Bros Taxidermy & Game Processing at 2391-A Junction Hwy. in Kerrville. They must tell Rhodes the meat is for Bandera County Helping Hand. They can pay the processing fee of $35 for a buck or $30 for a doe, if they like. If they do not wish to pay, Rhodes will still call us when the meat is processed and we will pay the fee when we pick up the meat. We are desperately low on meat right now and venison is always a welcome addition.
We have an urgent need for space heaters, as well as warm clothes, blankets, coats, and socks. After feeding so many for the holidays, we are very low on all food items.
• A single man started a new job. While he looks for a place to live, we put him in a motel a few days. We also provided some food.
• A young couple struggled to pay their electric bill when hubby lost his job. We kept their power on.
• An older man had some money stolen and could not pay his electric bill. We kept his electricity on.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Helping Hand or shop at our Thrift Store, come to 1116 12th Street in Bandera or mail to PO Box 1092, Bandera, TX 78003. For more information call Helping Hand at 830-796-8300 or visit our website at