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2012-12-20

HC's biggest 'Cowboy Christmas' this weekend

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Every year, a Christmas tradition takes place just outside of Boerne at Enchanted Springs Ranch in Kendall County. The ranch, an active movie set and wild animal theme park features a 1800s Old West cow town. During Cowboy Christmas, the town has "decked the halls" in true old west cowboy decorations, activities and fun. The fun takes place from 10 am until 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23.
Based on tradition, the 2012 Cowboy Christmas teaches young and old the true meaning of Christmas, with a live nativity scene and carolers while incorporating the mystery of Santa.
For teachers and instructors, the Enchanted Springs Ranch experience fulfills the TEK standards of Texas. Wayland Baptist University of San Antonio, which has been serving the higher educational needs of San Antonio and South Texas since 1984, is now a sponsor of Cowboy Christmas. Wayland has also become one the fastest growing online Christian colleges in the nation with several online degree programs available.
Steve Schmidt, PhD and owner of Enchanted Springs Ranch, believes the sponsorship of Wayland Baptist is a natural fit for Cowboy Christmas. Schmidt stated, "Enchanted Springs Ranch has seen an increase in groups from the military and school field trips from the Central and South Texas areas."
Wayland Baptist's San Antonio campus meets the needs of military students by providing classes and academic advising at Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base. Brooks City-Base is supported by the office located at Lackland AFB.
For more information and a schedule of events for Cowboy Christmas, visit www.enchantedspringsranch.com.
2013 Reservations and field trip dates in 2013 are available by calling 830-249-8222, Ext. 203