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On Thursday, March 24, the Greater San Marcos Youth Council's executive director Julia Ramsay New, board president Jeff Caldwell, board vice president and Hays County Juvenile Probation Chief Shelly Williams and supervisor of youth and family services Eddie Warner joined Glen Cook of Grande Communications, Chelsea Clark of Coldwell Banker First National Realtors, Jennifer Scharlach of Texas State University, Linda Porterfield of Gulf Business Forms, Inc., Bonnie Hughson of Sur-Powr Battery Supply, Joshua Paselk of Little Guys Movers, Dan Matlock of Eikon Church, Allison Hardy of Central Texas Medical Center, Brian Olson of Premier Cuts, Laura Dupont of Corridor Title, John Schott of Frost Bank-sponsor, and Justin Payne of Frost Bank to celebrate the Leadership San Marcos 2016 Class Project at the Greater San Marcos Youth Council. Kristen Miller of Leadership San Marcos 2016 Class and GSMYC board member Crystal Dixon, not shown, have also been instrumental in the success of the continuation of the Greater San Marcos Youth Council's mission to help shelter children and fulfill their needs.  A reception was held Thursday morning before the group toured the facility to admire the renovation work the leadership class completed through fundraising efforts and labor. (photos by Lori Steindorf/San Marcos Daily Record)

Leadership San Marcos 2016 Class members in attendance during Thursday morning's Leadership San Marcos 2016 Class Project Celebration at the Greater San Marcos Youth Council are left to right, Glen Cook, Kristin Miller, Chelsea Clark, Dan Matlock, Jennifer Scharlach, Allison Hardy and Josh Paselk. Not shown are Carla Sisk, Sarah Preston and Holley Garcia. Through class participation, the classmates learned about different organizations in the community. Emotionally touched by the ceaseless work of the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, they were compelled to raise thousands of dollars for crucial renovation work for the upkeep of the facility that experiences heavy traffic.

Joining in the festivities last Thursday morning were, from left to right, Justin Payne, Laura Dupont, Brian Olson and Jeff Caldwell. They enjoyed coffee and treats before touring the newly enhanced Greater San Marcos Youth Council facility. They also congratulated the leadership class for their generous efforts in revamping the facility's bathroom in addition to other maintenance projects on the premises.

Admiring the artwork of the children who reside at the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, Julia Ramsay New is the GSMYC's executive director. On Thursday, she gave Leadership San Marcos 2016 Class Project Celebration attendees a tour of the facility. She said she is intensely grateful for the selflessness and kindness of leadership class participants for their efforts in enhancing the GSMYC premises. To read about the celebration and tour, see Tuesday's My Town page.

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon: Spring Lake Garden Club serving lunch April 1

Sowing the seeds of kindness and goodwill are, left to right, Linda Keese, Mary Hinson, Sheila Fling, Louise Ernst and Linda Dunham of the Spring Lake Garden Club. They are setting aside their gardening hoes and rakes next Friday on April 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to prepare and serve a delicious meal for $8 at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. Their menu will comprise baked ham with fruit garnish, scalloped potatoes, spring salad, dinner rolls with butter along with assorted homemade desserts and iced tea, coffee and water. For more information, call 512-618-3200.

Hosted on Saturday, April 23, Spring Shindig 2016 is a fundraiser for the Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson Endowment that supports the LBJ Museum of San Marcos. The benefit, featuring live music, barbecue, an auction and wine and beer tasting, will be held at the LBJ National Historic Park in Stonewall. The LBJ Museum of San Marcos is located at 131 N. Guadalupe St.

Spring Shindig 2016 to offer delightful live auction items

Spring Shindig 2016: An LBJ Party at the Texas White House happening at the end of next month will feature an entertaining live auction with renowned auctioneer Jill Herbert at the mic and unique auction items as part of the benefit for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos.

The journey continues with Brother Jim

In Texas, when you run over a man’s dog, you don’t speed away – you stop and find the owner.  
In Fentress, a little Dotson (Dachshund) named Necho was sleeping on the narrow black-topped side street – like he had always done.  
As I turned off the main road, I was momentarily distracted and did not see the dog – I did not stop and get the dog’s attention and wait for him to move to safe ground – it was too late and the car hit him with full shock.  

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