Seguin celebrates 125th birthday

Seguin celebrates 125th birthday
    Some 500 persons attended Seguin's 125th birthday party as given by the Seguin Conservation Society with Mrs. Leonie Pape as chairman.
    Highlighting the program at the Los Nagales Museum Monday night, Aug. 12, was the enactment of the original shareholder's meeting, held 125 years ago.  The 32 men and one woman who brought shares and formed the city of Seguin in 1838, were presented by Judy Nesloney, Wilton Woods, Jr., Walter Action, Billy Shaw, Arved Nelson, Jr. and John Willmann.  Mrs. John Donegan was the narrator.  The actors and narrator were in costumes of the early years of the 1800's.  The script had been aptly written by Mrs. Wilton Woods.
    Tom Gibbs was the emcee for the evening's program and Mrs. Josephine Schenemann, president of the Conservation Society, made the presentation of two citations.  One was awarded to the Seguin Gazette, John Taylor, Publisher, for a century of community service.  The other citation was given to the Seguin Enterprise, Otha Grisham publisher, for 75 years of community service.
    Other highlights of the program included musical selections by the Seguin High School Band under the direction of Gary Wylie' also accordion selections by the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Werner Goercke of Marion and a Friesenhahn boy of New Braunfels; they also accompanied Gene Vivroux as he led the audience in a "Sing along" session.
    A chicken barbecue supper was served at 6:30 p.m.  Other birthday celebration activities included surrey rides, a piñata, a birthday gift booth and a "country store" where homemade cakes, pies, breads, jam, preserves and other items were sold.
Seguin Enterprise, August 14, 1963

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