May Business of the Month - Wilson County News

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We want to honor Wilson County News as our May Business of the Month.  We are so grateful for everything they do to keep our community informed of local news, opportunities, and events.  Wilson County News is so much more than just a newspaper.  They have helped the Chamber with all of our business needs from website management, printing, and design.  They were even gracious enough to create a "Local Deals Page" to help our local businesses advertise at a more affordable rate.  For more information on the "Local Deals Page", visit the Chamber website under "Member Opportunities".  Elaine Kolodziej, the founder, is an inspiration for all small businesses, and we are grateful for her example, as well as all those at Wilson County News who work hard serving our community. 

Picture:  Front, L-R: Gracie Cassias, Erica Soto, Kristen K. Weaver, Elaine Kolodziej, Al Kolodziej, Olga Garcia, and Sandy Hiraga. Back: Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Sandra Ramirez, Rich Orr, Camille Ingram, Taryn Smith-Morales, Pam Smith, Jeff Valch.


April Business of the Month - Floresville Dental

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We want to honor one of our businesses who really stand out and go above and beyond when it comes to serving their patients and their community. Floresville Dental is the perfect example of what the chamber wants to encourage and support. Marcie, their manager, is the heart of Floresville Dental and does an impressive job at serving in our community. They are hosting a community yard sale this Saturday, so be sure to swing by and see how awesome they are. They have also still been selling the donated food for our fire victim families. Thank you Floresville Dental for being such a valuable member of our community!

March Business of the Month - Floresville Opry

Message from Viola Henke, Producer of the Opry and WCHS members:  The Wilson County Historical Society “Floresville Opry” wishes to extend a thank you to the Floresville Chamber of Commerce for the honor of being the Business of the Month. Thanks are also extended to the Opry House Band, singers, soundman, emcee, sponsors, caterer and fans attending the Opry to make it a success and memorable event each month. We have some of the most incredible members and friends that volunteer their services for each Opry. We are so appreciative of all the continued support from everyone to keep “Classic Country Music” alive and most of all so the Wilson County Historical Society can preserve its rich history and help the community. If you haven’t been to Floresville, check it out as Floresville is a picturesque city with much charm, an even richer history, and a welcome “howdy” to one and all!

Wilson County  Historical Society’s FLORESVILLE OPRY, a family friendly event, benefiting the community through the Society. The Opry is held the 1 st Thursday of each month, 435 St Hwy 97 East out of Floresville at the Wilson County Expo and Community  Center (formerly Wilson County Show Barn). Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music with dancing from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. A catered delicious dinner is available for $8.00.  Desserts by WCHS $1.00 each.  General Admission $10.00. Silent Auction (proceeds benefit Jail House Museum)-Door Prizes.  Call Viola Henke #830-391-1062 for a reserved table that seats 8 for $100.00.

BRING YOUR OWN ADULT BEVERAGES. Set-ups and soft drinks available.

Don’t want to be on the road late at night? Check out the Opry discounts at the Floresville hotels. Show your hotel confirmation number at the Opry and receive 2 free opry tickets.

The origination of the Floresville Opry began with a conversation between Viola Henke, Wilson County Historical Society Program Chairman and LaJuana Newnam-Leus, WCHS President at the 90 th birthday celebration of Mrs. Robert (Novelle) Mills at the Floresville SPJST Hall.  There was a classic country band providing good old time country music, the dance floor was full of mostly silvered-hair”, enjoying themselves to the max!  Viola and LaJuana commented, “We ought to do something like this as a WCHS benefit for seniors & others to enjoy”.  Therefore, the seed was planted; Viola took charge with excellent participation from WCHS members,  friends and sponsors. Viola talked with Pat Fox, a long-time school friend who offered to arrange a house band.  The first Floresville Opry was held November 3, 2011. Since then the Opry gets bigger and better each month.  It has become known as the best and well attended Opry in South Texas. Having good ole “boot-scootin” line dancing as well as just good ole live classic country music to dance to for all ages!
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