- In The Know... Pipe Creek / Lakehills -
By James Henry Frazar
Pumpkins in Pipe Creek
It's too early for a Christmas tree, but not pumpkins. The Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm has a pumpkin patch at their farm on Phil's Road. They have already gathered pumpkins from the field to sell. When you come out to buy a pumpkin, you can hang out and take a train ride or a tractor-pulled hayride or check out their pumpkin pies and concessions.
The address is 805 Phil's Road and the phone 830-510-6006 or 210-532-9357.
Pipe Creeker wins chili cook-off in Helotes
Debbie LaLanne of Pipe Creek took seventh place in the Helotes CASI-chili cook-off Saturday, Oct. 5. The event was held on Old Bandera Road by Floore's Country Store near the site of the monthly Helotes Market Day.
The Lakehills Area Library is celebrating national Teen Read Week by showcasing some of the library's recent additions to the teen area. "We have added many books and graphic novels as well as started a collection of manga," Lakehills Librarian Dianna Landes said.
Some of the latest titles include The Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garci, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Clockwork series and The City of Bones series by Cassandra Claire, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The House of Hades by Rick Riordan.
The library has an anime club for teens that meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm. The library has new clubs for adults including an evening book club at 6 pm the last Monday of the month and an Anime/Comic/Manga club that meets at 6 pm the first Monday of the month.
The library will host a drug drop-off day Saturday, Oct. 26. People can bring expired or unused medications and dispose of them through the Bandera County Sheriff's Department between 10 am and 2 pm that day.
Early voting starts on the Oct. 21 at the library.
Garden plots available
If you always wanted to work in a raised bed garden, but didn't have the space or a good area to do it in, then it's time to contact Kathy Bates, the Wesley Nurse, at the Lakehills United Methodist Church. They have several garden plots available. Call the church at 830-751- for more information.
By James Henry Frazar
Pictured: All photos by James Henry Frazar
Helotes Mayor Tom Schoolcraft congratulates Debbie LaLanne of Pipe Creek who took seventh place chili in the Helotes CASI-chili cook-off in Old Town Helotes Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Helotes Trail Dusters road up to Pipe Creek and into Bandera Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13. The benefit trail ride benefited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.