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2014-01-16

BBA reports 'record year' for CB Capital Christmas

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The weather put a damper on plans made by the Bandera Business Association for the 2013 Cowboy Christmas events. Record cold temperatures and reports of ice caused cancellation of the events planned for the courthouse lawn and the parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Although the bad weather also cancelled the Cowboy Campfire on the Medina River, it did not affect the over 3,000 individuals who visited the beautiful lights installed along the river!
This year, over 1,830 vehicles visited City Park with an average of two to four people per vehicle. Visitors donated over $5,270 to the Hill Country State Natural Area Junior Rangers, Boys and Girls Club of Bandera County and Bandera Young Life. Volunteers from these organizations manned the gates and offered candy canes and hot chocolate to the visitors who drove through. Each organization was selected for participation based on the time spent volunteering in 2013 helping local nonprofit events.
Six new businesses joined the lights on the river. Additionally, the more than 40 new Christmas trees on the courthouse lawn and Christmas light displays at Heritage Plaza and City Park were sponsored by the Bandera Economic Development Corporation, Bandera Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bandera Business Association, Bobby and Margie Salyers, V&G Strickland Enterprises, CPA Tammy Jones, Hondo National Bank, Indian Creek Internet Services, A&A Self Storage, Purple Sage Ranch and Conference Center, Buddy's Water Well & Septic Service, Flying L Guest Ranch, The Gingerbread House, Shoe Biz, 1st Choice Bail Bonds, attorney Janna Lindig, The Candy Store and Christmas Shop, Bandera Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Gone Quiltin' , Skyline RV Park, Churches Chicken, Old West Imports, JL Plumbing, Bandera Bank, Bandera Electric Cooperative, D'Spain Sales and Service, CIA Services and the City of Bandera.
These fine businesses and organizations made this project possible! Next time you visit them, tell them thanks for lighting up the Cowboy Capital of the World!
A photo of Bandera's courthouse lawn was also featured in an article about the Hill Country Trail of Lights in a December edition of the San Antonio Express and News.
To participate in the Trail of Lights in City Park next year with a Christmas wish from your business or to join the Bandera Business Association, call for information at 830-796-4447 or visit www.banderatexasbusiness.com.