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HaysFreePress.com Locals see market recovering with new confidence. - Page 1D December 8, 2010 Page 1C Buda Trail of to life again IN TOUCH WITH TOURISM Christmas radiates throughout the season for the Buda Trail of Lights at Historic Stagecoach Park. This popular Christmas experience will open for its 2nd season on Dec. 16 and run through Dec. 22 from 6-10 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with friends and family and walk the Trail enjoying holiday songs, food, and more while weaving through the park and its many animated light displays. The Buda Trail of Lights is a walk-thru animation display that transports visitors into the very heart of Christmas. The Trail winds its way through the historic 51-acre park, and takes visitors down a 1-kilometer trail into a holiday wonder- land. Guests travel through a variety of different displays, each with their own theme, from fantasy to nostalgic. Hfe- size - and some larger than life - three-dimensional char- acters have their own special housing so guests can "peek" in on the fun happening inside. Festive holiday music is carried throughout the trail and visitors are sure to find themselves singing along. This year, the Buda Trail of Lights brings new features including Santa's Village, where visitors can catch a glimpse of Santa's reindeer and visit with Santa, and a live nativity scene. As the grand finale to the Buda Trail of Lights, visi- :ors are invited to top off their wening in historic downtown 3uda December 16th through 3ecember 18th. Activities in- :lude carriage rides on Jan and udy, Heflinger / Belgium draft mrses trained by the Amish, as hey take you on a ride through Iowntown Buda. Tickets are Lvailable on a first-come, irst-serve basis and can be ~urchased in advance by call- ag (512) 295-7446. All children aust be accompanied by an dult. Tickets are $5 for adults; hildren ages 4 to 12 years are 3; and children under 3 are ee. Shop local for your last- finute shopping! Merchants ill be open late until 9 p.m., :tivities will be provided by )10 Hays High School Project raduation, and delicious indies like hot cider and hot mcolate will be provided by )wntown restaurants. The Buda Trail of Lights is a .'e event sponsored by the City Buda. Complimentary shuttle the park is available with parking for the Buda Trail Lights at Cabela's. For more brmation please contact the ~da Parks & Recreation De- rtment at (512) 312-0084. Discover what Buda has to er and take advantage of the )Is and resources the City of da Tourism Department can )vide. From maps to attrac- a brochures, visit our office ]ity Hall located at 121 S. in Street in Historic Down- rn Buda for local and state rism information. Experi- e great lodging options, eting facilities, restaurants, I a vibrant historic down- zl. Discover Buda. / t Gay Barren, a vet tech with Cornerstone Animal Hospital in Bud& rode in the Budafest par:ade with her reindeer?-Stryker, who tips the scales at 130 pounds man ma PHOTO BY HNCOLN RAMIRF.Z Santa, community leaders and neighbors gathered in downtown Kyle Wednesday to light the Christ- mas tree near the train depot. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Jane Kirkham makes a turkey out of herself for the Hays County Food Bank during the Budafest parade. It.just wouldn't be Christmas in Kyle without the siren's wail and shiny red fire engine, throwing candy canes to cheedng children the jolly old man did not disappoint. PHOTO BY ~ BIUND0 22 month old Great Dane - or is that PHOTO BY LINCOLN RANREZ the sight of Santa perched on top3f a throughout town, and last Wedneday, BUDA BITS The 31st Budafest is now a thing of the past. Satur- day was crowded with people of all ages enjoying the more than 125 food and craft booths as well as the entertain- ment and the carnival. The parade was one of the best in years to walk down Main Street. Sunday was cold and windy with fewer folks braving the weather. Those who did come out seemed to like the cold, making it a little more like Christmastime weather. The most popular spot was the ga- zebo area where Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus sat and listened to all the wish lists from the hun- dreds of boys and girls. A great BUDAFEST, pg. 4C Well wishes for Christmas ODDS & ENDS A nother beautiful week of /-~ warm weather, just right ./. ]kfor outdoor activities - well until Sunday morning, when it got kind of "nippy." What we need is a couple of inches of rain. Speaking of beautiful, St. John Lutheran Women's Guild had their Christmas party in the beautiful home of Sandra Jones. A delicious carry-in lunch was enjoyed, followed by an inspiring program by Barbara Hanna and Jean Col- lier. It was announced that several packages of collected items for service person- nel would be mailed before Christmas and another col- lection will be made for future mailing. Please join in this worthy cause. The food bank received a good amount of non-parisble food items, but it always is in need of more. Thanks! It's always nice to have company, but a lot nicer when a grandnephew, who you have not seen for several years, calls and comes for a visit. Justin Stuenkel, son of Barry Stuenkel and grandson of my brother, the late Lee Stuenkel, came for a visit and caught up on a lot of family history. Justin lives in San Marcos, where he attends Texas State University. We'll be seeing more of him and hope he passed his exam. More good news, on last report Sheryl Shelley has re- gained movement of her arms and legs, recognizes her family and is talking, after suffering a stroke. She is recovering in Breckenridge Hospital in Austin. Our prayers are with her and the family. She is the wife of Parrish Shelley, mother of Lance, Brittany and Trent and the daughter of Lois and Ed Daugherty. VE ..... ..... NEW OFFICE ,9 ~'~ ~, B L D A, T E 2