Winter Texan Times

15 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FEBRUARY 1, 2023 Lic# TACLB00114391E 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Mobile Home Installations 2022 Winter Promotion A/C Replacement 2 Ton - $3,500 3 Ton - $3,800 4 Ton - $4,500 5 Ton - $4,700 Free Installation Rio Grande Valley Call 830-399-0177 Text 956-304-8110 Winter Texan Open House Sunday, February 26th 1-4 pm Come explore the good life at our park! View our new lots and trailers for sale • Take a tour-enjoy a free hot dog or ice cream The advantages of our park you should know: 802 S. International Blvd. See you there on February 26th! • Shareholder retiree park where all profits are reinvested in our park facilities and amenities • Annual lease rates include water, grass cutting and garbage/recycling pick ups-$1575-$2345. • New developed trailer and RV lots available • Free first year lease for moving onto new lots • 20 new lighted shuffle and 2 pickleball courts • No pets permitted or Hartley at (956) 289-8261 for information. (This will be held on the third Wednesday through March). Widows’ Comfort Connection The Widows’ Comfort Connection is a peer-led widows support group which meets the first Saturday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m. at Tropical Valley Acres Mobile Home Park, 1240 E. Business Highway 83, in Mission. For more information, call Nancy Martinez at (956) 249-5292. Senior Slow Pitch Softball The Ed Martens Senior Softball League meets on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. The games are in the mornings at 9 a.m. at West Side Park in McAllen on Ware Rd. There are two leagues – one for beginners, and one for seasoned players. Call Fred at (956) 897-6961 or Mike at (734) 834-128 for more information. Reunions are a great time to catch up with friends, old and new. Here we will feature reunions and meetings that are happening throughout the Valley. We hope that if you are having such a meeting, you will send the information to us so we can help you spread the word. If you have a great photo from your reunion or meeting, we would love to see that too. We love seeing photos of Red Hatter groups and others as they gather at local restaurants to catch up and share what’s new. You can send your information to Kansans enjoy Kansas Day Celebration Submitted by Larry Schmitt On January 25, one-hundredeighty-four (184) Kansans from all over the Rio Grande Valley met to commemorate the anniversary of the state’s January 29, 1861, admission to the Union. Considering we met at a new venue and had a few other challenges, the organizers are very happy with this total attendance. What was super special is that thirty-eight (38) Kansans joined us for their first time. YAY!! This year’s event took place at Balli’s Social Event Center, the Krysta Room in Mission. The organizers much appreciated that all tables and chairs were set up by the host. The tables were decorated to the organizer’s choice…yay, yay!! A great lunch was prepared and served by Ballis Catering of Mission. Entertainment was provided by Rusty Rierson, home grown entertainer from Augusta, KS and Valley Star Awards 2019 and 2022 Male Vocalist of the Year. We heard many positive comments about the speed of delivery and taste of the food, and about the entertainer. YAY!! Jan Bergman, chair of the event and Larry Schmitt, communications and reservations, facilitated the day’s events. The organizers also thank all the volunteers that facilitated registration, collecting monies, and distributing the prizes. Jan works hard throughout the year to accumulate door and raffle prizes. We are also thankful to some of the attendees’ bringing items for the raffle. Many attendees took great prizes home, including the writer of this message. YAY!! Plans for the 2024 Celebration are in process. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 24, 2024. The venue has not yet been determined. Our current plans include the delicious food from Ballis Catering and entertainment by Rusty. RSVP will be required. If Larry has your contact information, great. If not, please email your information to Larrys13@ Rusty Rierson, entertainment for the Kansas Day Celebration, walked the crowd talking to attendees during the event.