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A premiere with pizzazz

 
A premiere with pizzazz
ELAINE M. STEPHENS Reminiscing about La Vernia’s past are (from left) Elaine Doege Schnitz, Bennie Brooks, Ewald “Junior” Koepp, and Melvin Strey.

The La Vernia Historical Association was thrilled to present the premiere showing Feb. 23 of a new documentary, “Hope in High Cotton,” about the cotton era around La Vernia, featuring locals Elaine Doege Schnitz, Ewald “Junior” Koepp, Bennie Brooks, and Melvin Strey.

The film was created by the authors of LostTexasRoads.com, Allen and Regina Kosub, and their son, D’Mitri. More than 180 people attended to support the La Vernia Veterans Memorial, the La Vernia Heritage Museum, and the history of cotton in the La Vernia area.

The premiere showing, hosted by the historical association at The Den, La Vernia’s newest eatery, kicked off the opening of a new exhibit at the La Vernia Heritage Museum and served as a fund-raiser for the La Vernia Veterans Memorial. The new exhibit, “The Cotton Pickin’ Truth About La Vernia,” opens this month and will run through March 2017.

A silent auction added to the fun last Tuesday evening. The La Vernia Historical Association donated all proceeds to the La Vernia Veterans Memorial, which is being constructed in the La Vernia City Park.

Enjoy the documentary film and new exhibit at the La Vernia Heritage Museum, located at U.S. 87 and Bluebonnet Road (F.M. 775), on the first or third Sunday of the month from noon to 3 p.m., or by appointment by calling 210-392-3281. Admission is free; donations are always appreciated.

For more information visit www.LaVerniaHistory.com.

 
 
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