Volente e-News

May 19, 2009

Ole Red, Anderson Mill Gardeners

"Ole Red" Gets A Makeover

Photo of front of Ole Red fire engineOle Red, Volente VFD's first fire engine (Engine No. 1) is now receiving a much needed makeover, thanks to the VVFD Auxiliary and John Torres of Auto Image.
The Auxiliary recognized some time ago that Ole Red needed a new paint job and dedicated funds received from the Fish Fry and other events to accomplish it. However, the Auxiliary had great difficulty in finding an individual or company that could do the job for what the Auxiliary could afford.
Enter John Torres. John is a volunteer firefighter with VVFD and a member of the VVFD 2009 Board. John is also the owner of Auto Image and an experienced auto body repair technician. John offered to take on the project for the amount that the Auxiliary had budgeted and has done an outstanding job. Ole Red has been repainted and replacement decals and some detailing are in the works. Be sure to stop by and take a look.
If you get the chance, be sure to thank and compliment John Torres for his hard work. And if you need any kind of auto body work (including hail damage), please give John a call at (512) 249-7115.
Side view of Ole Red

Anderson Mill Museum

  The Anderson Mill and Museum Open House
Sunday May 24,  2-5pm

AMG scholarship winnersThe Heinz-Shultz Scholarships of $2,000 each went to Kierstin Luber of Cedar Park HS and Amber Wuthrich-Gimmey of Leander HS. 
Kierstin is going to Wheaton College in Mass. She will study life sciences. She has been working at the Woodlands Green golf center. She plays soccer.  
Amber is going to Texas Tech. She plans on becoming a physical therapist. She impressed us with her no-nonsense-down-to business attitude. We are very proud of both of them and know they will do well.
Glen Herring won the quilt. He is a relative of our member and quilter Jan Herring. A big Thank-you to everyone who bought quilt tickets. It is a joy to be able to help these hard working young people.
Next month we have our June Gardeners Market. Tables start at $20. Make some extra cash from your homegrown veggies or crafts. Contact Martha Walgren 258-0891,