May flew by, didn't it? Another school year has come to a close, and summer has arrived. We had a busy month and are gearing up for some big events this summer.
Earlier this month, we kicked off Small Business Week with our Cinco de Mayo Shop Hop. Despite the rain that blew through that evening, it was a great turnout, and as always, our local retail stores did not disappoint! They offered fantastic deals, great giveaways, and yummy refreshments. Well done!
During Small Business Week, we offered free computer classes at the Hondo Public Library during the lunch hour. Our wonderful librarian, Elsie Purcell, covered basic and intermediate instruction of Microsoft Office programs. Our amazing HACC Executive Director, Roxanne Carter, instructed on Social Media and Graphic Design programs. These courses were chosen based on feedback we had received from the community and business owners. We appreciate the support of the Hondo Public Library in partnering with us to bring these services to our area.
Our Heart of Home Sweet Hondo Award winners were announced during Small Business Week as well. Our 3rd runner up was Summit Landscape and Design. Our 2nd runner up was Ralph AC. Our 1st runner up was Mainstreet Mercantile. And our Heart of Home Sweet Hondo Award winner was Sorellas Boutique. All of these businesses possess such a heart for our community, always going above and beyond for their customers.
On to summer plans...
Red, White & Boom
Plan to spend your 4th of July with us right here in Hondo! Red, White and Boom is an all-day festival providing fun and excitement for the whole family including a 5k color run, a Dachshund derby, live music, a patriotic pet contest, knockerball, food vendors, a pet-faire on the square, and a beautiful firework’s display - all without leaving the city. We are still accepting food vendor applications, so get yours in today!
New Teacher Luncheon
Our New Teacher Luncheon will take place on August 9th at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church Hondo. We appreciate the hard work our teachers put in throughout the year, and we want to welcome the new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to express your appreciation by donating items to include in their goody bags or if you would like to sponsor this event, please contact us at our office: 830-426-3037.
We are so excited about Hunt Hondo! We are changing up the venue, expanding our Outdoors Expo, and bringing back all of your favorites, like Parisa Pachanga! We will be having Hunt Hondo on August 31 at the Medina County Fair Hall and park grounds. The morning will kick off with our Outrun the Gun 5k at 8 a.m., and then we will have our Camo Kids Contest at 10. Our Outdoors Expo will be inside and outside the Fair Hall from 10-4. If you have an outdoor related business and would like to be a vendor for our Outdoors Expo, be sure to sign up under our Hunt Hondo event on our website. Indoor spots are limited, so get registered today!
Come back that evening at 7 for our Parisa Pachanga Contest and Dove Dance. You won't want to miss a minute of Hunt Hondo!