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Rocket-building program engages students

Hill Country Christian School did its first Launch and Lunch in which the fourth grade class partnered with the senior physics class to assemble and launch model rockets. The primary goals of this project were to help the students learn how to work as a team, how to finish what they started and how school can be fun.

Debbi Confer’s fourth grade class was divided into four teams, Da Noodlez, the Fluffer Puffers, the Ram Rockets and the Cool Kids. Each team, along with a few seniors, was presented with a rocket to build a week in advance from the launch date.

Leisure Resort and animal shelter team up for adoptions

Leisure Resort’s 6th Annual Fall Pecan Festival has added a pet adoption to the event in hopes finding forever homes to shelter animals.  The festival is on Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon until 5 p.m. and San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is teaming with adoption ready animals.

The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church of San Marcos will be serving luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House Friday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The menu will include their popular chicken cordon bleu, rainbow salad, croissants, assorted deserts, tea and coffee. All of the proceeds of the weekly luncheons go to the Heritage Association of San Marcos. 

Daughters of the American Revolution’s 126th birthday was Oct. 11. Their chapter in San Marcos celebrated the birthday last Saturday with a garage sale to raise funds for scholarships at the VFW in San Marcos. From left to right are: Kay Burton, Helen Cox, Ruby Keegan, Jan Golick and regent Lynda Dawson. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRIAN GOLICK

Sherie Clarkson is the owner of the “Ye Olde Thyme Herb Shoppe.” Clarkson has been growing herbs for more than 30 years. Through her store, Clarkson does educational programs and sells herbs and herb products at festivals. She has been a member of the Waco Herb Society since 1992, serving as president and is also a member of the Herb Society of America. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural journalism and worked as an agricultural editor for Texas Farm Bureau in Waco. She now lives in Mason where she was raised and is a past president of the Mason Garden Club. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPRING LAKE GARDEN CLUB

Garden club to feature herbalist

The October meeting of the Spring Lake Garden Club will feature an expert herbalist. Sherie Clarkson will discuss and demonstrate “Growing and Using Herbs” on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at McCoy’s Headquarters located at 1350 Interstate 35 North on the east access road.

Clarkson has grown herbs for more than 30 years and is the owner of Ye Old Thyme Herb Shoppe in Mason since 2005. She does educational programs and sells herbs and herb products at herb and art festivals. Clarkson is a member of the Herb Society of America. Plants will be available for purchase at the meeting.

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