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!