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DRT presents early Texas style show


Members of Kerrville's Joshua D. Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) will present their highly acclaimed style show featuring fashions from the early days of the Texas Republic at the Sept. 15 Freethinker and Freetails Fandango to be held at the historic Sisterdale Dance Hall in Kendall County.

The Fandango is part of the year long Kendall County Sesquicentennial celebration sponsored by the Kendall County Historical Commission. In addition to the style show, the evening includes dancing to the music of the Cedar Fever Band; a pioneer dinner prepared by Theda Sueltenfuss and Terry Stehling, featuring appetizers, salad, a fresh and tasty main course, and a delicious dessert; live and silent auctions offering, among other items, private DRT group tours of the Alamo and the French Legation in Austin, a rare original Sisterdale Indians baseball jersey, along with a variety of fun gift packages and vintage items; an historic photograph contest, and more.

The event runs from 5 until 11 pm. Sisterdale Dance Hall is located at 1210 Sisterdale Road, Farm Road 1376, out from Boerne in Kendall County. Tickets are priced at $50 per person or a table for ten is $500, which includes dinner, music and dancing, the Fashions of the Republic of Texas style show, and the auctions. The event has limited seating. Ticket information is available online at hccarts.org.

Pictured: DRT member Laura Lucero of Kendall County wears her "widow's weeds," which will be part of the DRT's show of early Texas fashions Sept. 15.