I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Thursday, August 27, 2015


West is planning a Sister City ceremony with Kunovice, Czech Republic on Sept.5 at the gazebo on the West City Hall lawn. The mayor of Kunovice will be our Grand Marshall for the Westfest parade. With this signing, West will be only the second city in Texas to become a Sister City with a city in the Czech Republic. The other is East Bernard. You should google Kunovice, it has a great and rich history...very interesting.
To tie in with this story is the story of Alice Lunakova, a college student who is writing a thesis about the Czech immigration to Texas. She is staying with a family here in West and will be interviewing Czech's to get their family history and as she speaks Czech and American she is anxious to speak with some of the Czech speaking citizens of West..I think this is really cool and can't wait to read it..

Kiwanis is having blood drive this Thursday..we usually have  very big turn out.
 Nov 3 we will have City of West elections..Tommy Muska will be opposed by Suzy Price for Mayoral race. Should be interesting..
I know who I' voting for...
West Catholic Daughters of the America's will have bake sale on Saturday at Saint Mary's Parish Center. Too bad you aren't here for this...

As most of you know this will be the 40th Anniversary of our Westfest..which will be from September 4th to 6th.
Westfest will begin with the Preview Party on Sept. 4th under the East Pavilion tent on the festival grounds with the Miss Westfest Pageant. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Miss Westfest Pageant is scheduled at 7 p.m. where the reigning Miss Westfest 2014 Dokupil will crown the new Miss Westfest at the end of this event.
Following the crowning of Miss Westfest Roger Creager is scheduled to perform in this area followed by Cory Morrow, who is scheduled to be on stage at 10 p.m. There is a special Preview party price for the Carnival area for the kids. They will be able to ride all mechanical midway rides for $25. This price does not include the price of admission. There will be over 20 rides. Adult admission for the Preview Party will be $15, children under the age of 12 and accompanied by an adult are admitted free.
Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m. we'll have the parade..which in my book is the best part of Westfest...well, when I drank it wasn't..but it sure is now.
On the festival grounds there will be many many food booths(and one for skunk eggs), hours of ethnic entertainment under the Cultural Amphitheater, and arts and crafts area along with, of course, continuous polka music and lots of dancing. (including the Chicken Dance and There is no Beer in Heaven). 
There will be horseshoe tournaments, Taroky Tournaments and I think a washer tournament too.
New to the amphitheater this year will be the Kolache Eating Contest beginning at noon on Sept. 6th. Melissa Sefcik, who is the coordinator for this contest, said prizes will be given to the winners in the men, women, boys and girls divisions along with a team eating contest...that should be fun to watch. In addition, she said there will be a grand prize presented to the winner of the Velky Vitez(Big Winner) division.
We will also have our Kolache 5000 Challenge for 8 a.m. on Sept. 5th.
There will be the traditional Kolache Baking Contest too..which is won by Gerik Bakery employees every year. Jeanne and Jennifer..ha..

There are some great deals on houses for sale too
Reduced to $225,000...for a custom built 3bd/2b bath home. Kitchen features beautiful oak cabinets. Large family room has a built-in oak entertainment center. Master BR has small office, bath features separate Jacuzzi tub, shower, 2 large walk-in closets with dual vanities. Home is equipped with alarm system, underground sprinkler system and nice workshop with roll up door. Enjoy cool nights on the relaxing covered patio. 1108 South Harrison.
If your looking to build? Perfect building site, very nice lot with mature trees 1406 N. Reagan for $24,000. Probably one of the places that the house was destroyed and they decided not to rebuild.

Lost 6 residents..mostly in their 80's..so got a few years before I make the obit.

I start driving for meals on wheels tomorrow..my first day of driving..I will have a hopper with me to make sure I get to all the houses right and make sure the ones that need rides get them and taken home...wish me luck...I love the expression 'hopper'..it's the person that hops out and takes the lunch to the people...isn't that cute?.ha..
I'm starting to get donations for the oldies...going to have a bake sale on Oct. 3rd..I'll make a bunch of stuff and have friends that are going to bake for me too...good..cause I will need lots of money..will have twice the people this year then I ever did with the residents..so open your wallet and send what you can.no donation to small..plan on spending $15 on each oldie...make it your good deed for the year..or till I hit you up for money for next year...love and kisses and Goddess bless your sweet hearts.

                                 PIVO FOR EVERYONE..

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