ANTIQUE CARRIAGE By: Rick "Tater" Reyes
THE BAND By: Richard Wallace
Another month has gone by and your Alzafar Antique Carriage Club has been representing in many facets throughout the Shrine. Over the months of June and July the ACC participated in the Bandera Parade and the Seguin Fourth of July Parade. As a unit, we met as always at the Shrine and discussed the many successes that we’ve seen this year. Our biggest success being our most recent car show. The final numbers for the car show came in and we ended up grossing well over $10,000 and netting just over $6,700. As a unit, we voted to donate $5,000 of those proceeds to the Shrine Transportation fund.
Summer is over, we enjoyed the break, now it is time to get back to work.
Up next for our unit will be our monthly meeting which will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Also, be on the lookout for our beautiful unit vehicles cruising down the streets of Fredericksburg in their annual parade followed up by the second Boerne parade of the year. As always, for those of you interested in learning more about our unit, come on out to our stated meeting. You don’t need to have an antique vehicle. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to own a car to be a part of our unit. The meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm. Until next time….
For the second time, the Alzafar Shrine Band performed for the First Friday Club’s Steak Break in Sequin on Friday, September 7th. This is a charitable fund raising event that will benefit the Children’s Hospital Transportation Fund for Alzafar. As you read this, we will be performing our usual duties at the 75th Annual Shrine Circus and hosting the Luna Middle School Longhorn Band as well at the 3:00 pm performance on Saturday. This band is always a treat to listen to and observe. Another Fund Raiser for the Hospital Transportation Fund will be the First Alzafar Shrine Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29th. Keep tuned for more details. In July, the Band and Masonry in San Antonio lost one of its shining examples of Masonry. Ricardo Baldarrama passed away after a ten-year long bout with cancer and was interred at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. His loss is deeply felt and he will be missed. Rehearsals will resume on Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm in Room 7. We are always looking for more performers, especially woodwinds, low brass, and percussion. Family members of Shriners are also encouraged to join us. We meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm in Room 7. Come on by for good music and good fellowship, a combination that’s hard to beat. If you have any questions, please call Richard Wallace at 210-2196861 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.