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Section C HaysFreePress.com i) W! o most heavenly January i9, 2011 PaGe 1C IN TOUCH "nan the Buda Down- town Merchants Group as they encour- age local residents and visitors to wander the unique antique and spe- ciaity shops filled with ro- mantic treasures at First Thursday on Feb. 3 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Buda. Activities include a blood drive from 5-8 p.m. with the Central Texas Blood and Tissue Center (located in the City Hall parking lot); information from the Buda/Kyle Relay for Life; and the Hays High School 2011 Project Graduation. Take your loved one on a romantic stroll in downtown Buda. Other activities include roman- tic wagon rides with com- plimentary chocolates and a rose. Couples are $15, children are $5, and there will only be three couples per ride. For an exclusive ride, tickets are $35. To make a reservation for the romantic wagon ride, please call Kelli at (512) 295-7446. For a list of participating merchants, visit www.discoverbuda. com. This is a free event hosted by the Buda Downtown Merchants Group. The City of Buda will officially unveil the Antioch Colony Histori- cal Marker at a 10 a.m. ceremony on Jan. 22. The site is located just off Old Black Colony Road, which is west of Cole Springs Road. Following the un- veiling, a reception will be held at the Buda City Hall located at 121 Main Street. The unveiling and the reception are open to the public. For further information, please call the City of Buda at (512) 312-0084 Discover what Buda has to offer and take advantage of the tools and resources the City of Buda Tourism De- partment can provide. From maps to attraction brochures, visit our office at the City Hail Annex Building located on 100 Houston Street in His- toric Downtown Buda for local and state tourism information. Experience great lodging options, meeting facilities, restau- rants, and a vibrant His- toric downtown. Discover Buda. San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guarrero, left front, and city council member Chris Jones, right front, leads Hays parade from the courthouse square. PHOTO BY MEUSSA MILLECAM County's annual Martin ~ It.rag,Day .!. Hays County residents celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. ffl'~:F REPORTS Crow laws. About 100 people turned Supporters of the LBJ/ out on Monday to celebrate MLK Crossroads Project Martin Luther King Day have raised enough funds at the Hays County Court- and commitments to pay fo~i house with rousing speeches the monument, Pct. 1 Com-~ followed by a march that missioner Debbie Gonzaies streamed down LBJ Drive Ingaisbe announced, and and then turned onto MLK will soon begin seeking de- Drive. sign proposals from artists. Hays County has dedicat- "Today, we celebrate the ed a plot of land at the inter- section of the two streets for dream of this memorial a monument honoring both becoming a reality," Ingalsbe the civil rights activist and said. the U.S. president who did The event is sponsored by more than any other toward the Dunbar Heritage Asso- ending discriminatory Jim ciation. PHOTOS BY BRAD ROLLJNS (Above left)+ The San Marcos High School JROTC posts colors at the onset of a cqeremony honoring King. (Above) County Judge Bert Cobb was among the ~peakers at the annual observance of the civil rights leader. I One of the first garden chores for late January and early February- or just as soon as the ground can be tilled- is to set up an asparagus bed. This extremely tasty vegeta- ble requires a sunny location with good drainage. Since it is a perennial, I always suggest three years old. blood and bone meal and some slow-release organic fertilizer (5-12-15) at ~e rate of 10 to 12 lbs. per 100 square feet or 20 foot row. The 12 per- cent phosphate will encour- age strong root growth. Rows should be 4 feet apart. Plant your aspara ,gu, s crowns in furrows 6" to 12' deep and that people think of asparagus People new to this crop12" apart. Cover the crowns officinaiis as a border plant, often ask me how many they with three to four inches of that you can put on the edge should plant. Under optimum soil. Later in the season, add of a garden, or along a fence conditions a 20-foot row (or more soil to fill the furrow to line. the 100 square feet of a 10' level. This will help with weed Grown from seed, as- x 10' raised bed) will yield control. paragus can take a number of about 10 pounds eachspring. Allow the plants to grow years before it reaches matu- Twenty crowns is just about for a year without harvest- rity and a harvestable size. right for a family of four. ing. Spears that emerge To shorten this time, it's To create your asparagus the following spring can be common for gardeners to patch, till liberal amounts of harvested when they reach a plant 'crowns' that are two or compost into the ground. Add height of six to eight inches. Continue to harvest new spears until the diameter gets smaller than 318 inch or about pencil size. The bed should then be allowed to rest, and to re-grow new top growth. This is the time to feed the plants with an organic fertilizer high in nitrogen. Cottonseed meal (6- 2-2) or feather meal (12-0-0) both work well. After the harvest, cover the asparagus bed with at least three inches of compost mixed with mulch, and keep the bed watered well through- out the heat of summer. Care through the hot months will insure a bountiful harvest the following spring. Happy gardening everyone! BUDA BITS Agroup of young people from all parts"ofthe United ~' States has been in Buda for the past several days as members of TeenPact, a leadership school for Christian students, lust as their motto states, "Changing, lives to change the World, theyotmg folks did many volufiteer jobs ~or our town. Four young men helped out at' the Onion Creek Senior Cemer by putting their muscle to good use to move heavy file cabinets. Softie worked at the Buda United Methodist Church Food Pantry while others worked during the rain picking up litter from our parks and streets. We give a big "thank you" to all our visitors from Teen- Pact. The Antioch Colony historical marker will be formally unveiled this Sat- urday morning at 10 a.m. The site is just 0ff Old Black Colony Road, which is west of Cole Springs Road (the road across from Buda Elementary School, lower campus). Following the unveiling, there will be refreshments at Buda City Hail. The public is invited. Saturday, ]an. 22 is the date for the kick off of the annual Girl Scouts cookie sale. Proceeds directly benefit the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, which serves more than 20,000 girls in grades K-12. Be sure to buy a box or two, they are really good cook- ies. The 191h annual membership meeting of the Fdends of the Buda Libra,will meet at Basil Antho~!Moreau Library on Sun., Jan. 30. The group will gather from 2 to cp~m. to recognize the lil~ staff and volunteer's, hold a short business meeting, enjoy refres~ents and visit- ing x4"t~'~ the friends. Make ti~:to stop by and become~]~iend. Birthday wishes go out to Kay McCrea on Jan. 20; Annette Chambers Rodriguez, Louise Dae- hke, Gaynel Conner and our Hays Free Press gal Su- Za~ne Hallam on Jan. 22; Cliarles McCormick, Anita ~oarber~ti~the five-year- Id Gr~iwins, Grant andG~ison, on Inn. 23; Pare and her hubby Mike Huckaby on Jan. 25; and Lila Knight on Jan. 26. The Buda Downtown See BUDA BITS, pg. 2C + NEW 1760 FM cTM VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS OFFICE IN BUDA! 967, BUDA, TEXAS +