Upcoming Special Events:
St. Andrew’s Church picnic on Sunday, April 27, directly after the second service, and you’re invited! We’ll have food, drinks, games, and crafts, and it’s all happening right down the road from the church at Katherine Fleischer Pavilion (past the park’s playground and pool, next to the volleyball court). 2106 Kalttenhoff Drive, 78728. We need several people to work on the food planning for the picnic. Please let Heather McLeod (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gaye Kopas (email@example.com) know if you can help with picnic planning or food preparation.
Hope to see a bunch of you there!
Have you ever thought it would be interesting, educational and just plain fun to visit a real working archaeological dig site? Well, a site that’s of worldwide interest is right here in Texas and right here in our own part of Texas, and we’ll have an opportunity to tour it! The Gualt site is located off I35 near Jarrell. We’ll have our own official tour guide, and we’ll have our own Dr. Chris Lintz, who works as Cultural Resource Specialist, with the Wildlife Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Topics often included during the tour are hypotheses regarding the peopling of the Americas, the geology and history of this area of Central Texas, cultural history of central Texas, primitive technologies, important find from the Gault site, and exploring current excavations.
The tour will be on Saturday, May 17, starting at 10am, and the tour takes between two and three hours (depending on how many questions we ask!). It’s an easy walk of about a mile and a half taken in small increments. Chris says, “The parking and picnic area is on top of a low hill and the site is in the valley bottom. The trail winds down a wooded glen and crosses the creek. Part of the tour can involve discussions of the plant and animal resources of the area, and the tour passes by open excavations pits where earth ovens may be exposed. The kinds of research occurring there is truly amazing.”
What would you need to bring with you?
hat, water, camera, good walking shoes, sack lunch
$10.00 per person (cash or check made out to “GSAR”
A sign up sheet is in the foyer. Please give us your name and all who will be accompanying you. We need to know if we’ll have more than 40 persons. If we do, we’ll need to inform the Gault folks. They’ll take a second group a few minutes after the first, so we can all have our picnic lunches together.
Please RSVP to Rev. Karen Gaudet at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to have childcare available at the church. Children are welcome on the tour, though.
A map to the Gault site will be available in the foyer. Some of you may want to arrange to carpool from the church. If so, we suggest you plan to leave the church around 9:00am.
And a big thanks to Dr. Chris Lintz & Rev. Ilene Dunn for organizing this!!!