April – June 2013
To reach River Ranch County Park, take SH 29 west to Liberty Hill and turn left on RR 1869. Turn left on CR 282. The park is on the left just south of CR 284.
The Liberty Hill Development Foundation will dedicate a new addition to the International Sculpture Park during a ceremony at 1 p.m. April 27 at Lions Foundation Park.
The community is invited to attend the event, recognizing the contribution of local sculptor John Van Camp.
The Sculpture Park, which is currently on the grounds of Liberty Hill Junior High School, will be moved during the coming months to its new location in Foundation Park.
“Lions Foundation Park seeks to bring Liberty Hill residents together again, as they did in 1976, to support this new beginning for the Sculpture Garden and recognize the cutural significance of the art that was created here,” said Gary Jackson of the Development Foundation Board. “The dedication of Mr. Van Camp’s scupture provides an opportunity to show our community that if we come together and get behind something that we can put Liberty Hill on the map as a cultural art community.”
Scheduled to speak at the ceremony later this month is Mike Fowler, son of the late Mel Fowler of Liberty Hill. Mel Fowler organized the International Sculptors Symposium in 1976, which brought internationally reknowned sculptors to Liberty Hill to create pieces of art. The sculptures and the Sculpture Garden are listed in the Smithsonian American Art Museums Catalog.
Additional speakers include Mary Morris, president of the Texas Sculptors Society, and Liberty Hill ISD Superintendent Rob Hart.
Small sculptures and artwork from the 1976 Symposium will be displayed as well as tours, movies and slideshows of the 1976 event and the 1987 dedication of the Sculpture Garden when the artwork was moved to the school campus.
Learn more about Lions Foundation Park at www.lionsfdnpark.org.
The Liberty Hill United Methodist Church will host its 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner on April 27. The annual Wild Game Dinner, which will be held at the church, celebrates Texas outdoor traditions and brings together hundreds of sportsmen from throughout Central Texas as well as the local community.
Organized by the Liberty Hill United Methodist Men’s group, the Wild Game Dinner delivers entertainment, prizes and a one-of-a-kind menu featuring more than a dozen assorted wild game dishes. The event includes live and silent fund-raising auctions with hunting gear, art, jewelry, ranch equipment, furniture and much more. In addition, the dinner highlights prizes from such brand names as Remington, Winchester, Browning, Yeti and many more. (Attendance is not required to win grand prizes)
“We’re very excited to celebrate our fifth year hosting the Wild Game Dinner. This event showcases the selfless men and women in our community who care about preserving our outdoor traditions and supporting the ministries of the church,” says Randall Hilburn, pastor of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church. “We welcome everyone to come out. It’s always a good time and a great dinner.”
The Wild Game Dinner begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket includes entrance to the event and auctions and one entry for the grand prize drawing. Children (12 & under) tickets will be available at the door for $5 and do not include the prize drawing.
Donations of cash and auction items for the Wild Game Dinner are welcome. Proceeds from the dinner help fund many of the ministries and outreach programs of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church. The Liberty Hill United Methodist Men’s group also sponsors numerous mission trips, local and abroad, and supports the Methodist Children’s Home as well as a number of local charities.
For tickets, donations and/or more information, call (512) 515-0070 or visit the website, http://www.lhumctx.org/wildgamedinner.htm.
Liberty Hill city and school district voters may cast ballots early from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Municipal Court Building on RR 1869.
UIL Area Softball Playoffs
#2 Liberty Hill vs. # 17 Iowa Park (best-of-three)
Glen Rose High School, 1102 Stadium Drive,
Glen Rose 76043
Game 1: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2 @Glen Rose HS
Game 2: 6 p.m., Friday, May 3 @Glen Rose HS
Game 3: 8 p.m., Friday, May 3 @Glen Rose HS
All student athletes are required to have an annual physical exam before any workouts next school year.
Students have the option of having this exam performed by a family doctor or by the Liberty Hill Team Physicians Paul Berg, M.D. and Michael Putney, M.D.
Dr. Berg is a family physician from the Scott & White Georgetown Central Clinic. Dr. Putney is an orthopaedic surgeon with Round Rock Orthopaedics & Rehab.
The boys will receive their athletic physical on Tuesday, May 14.
The girls will receive their athletic physical on Wednesday, May 15.
The district will provide transportation from the Intermediate and Junior High campuses to the High School for this activity. Junior High physicals will begin at approximately 3 p.m. and the High School physicals at 5 p.m. Any additional information regarding schedules will be given to student athletes on each campus.
The cost of the physical will be $15 with a family cap of $25. The family cap extends to immediate family only (brothers/sisters).
For more information, contact the High School Athletic Training Room
VFW hosts Memorial Day events
The Liberty Hill VFW Post 8200 and its Ladies Auxiliary, along with the participation of local Boy and Cub Scouts, will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.
The day will begin early with a free pancake and sausage breakfast accompanied by plenty of juice and coffee for everyone from 6-8 a.m. Then a brief ceremony will commence in Veterans Park. The public is invited to attend.
Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday that occurs annually on the last Monday of May. It is a day to remember and honor all the Americans who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Scouts will also be replacing old and worn American Flags at the Liberty Hill Cemetery on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 9 a.m.
Over the Hill Gang annual meeting
The Over the Hill Gang will have its annual meeting on May 30. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and there is no need to bring anything. The business meeting will open after lunch. Officers to be elected for the ensuing year will be presented and the election will proceed. Only members may vote.
The community is invited to attend a reunion of those who attended Liberty Hill’s old red school from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the VFW Post downtown.
The red brick school building, which was located on the site of the current Liberty Hill Intermediate School, was torn down and replaced in 1969.
Event organizer Gary Spivey, a member of the Liberty Hill Development Foundation, said anyone associated with the old school is encouraged to attend along with others in the community interested in learning more about the history of Liberty Hill.
Those who attended the school, or whose relatives may have attended the school, are asked to bring any old photographs and yearbooks, or other memorabilia. Items that may be shared or donated to the planned Liberty Hill Museum will be accepted at the event, as well as financial donations to the project.
The Officers and Directors of the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association invite the community to the 61st Annual Homecoming on June 2 at the park area of the cemetery.
The annual homecoming continues to provide an opportunity for families to get together and enjoy a meal and good company for an afternoon. Families hold reunions in conjunction with this event and Homecoming continues to allow the community a time to get together visit and reminisce in a peaceful setting. This day is one day away from busy schedules to come together as a community in remembrance of those who have passed.
The meal will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. and will be catered by Mopsie’s Catering. The Liberty Hill Cemetery began their tradition with Rudy Mikeska’s Catering in 1968. It was the first large catering job for them. Mopsie Mikeska Cavo continued the business after Rudy’s death. Mopsie has retired this year and the family tradition will continue with Bobby Cavo, Mopsie’s son, taking the catering reins and continuing to provide great barbecue for the large crowd. The meal will consist of bar-becue brisket, sausage, beans, coleslaw, condiments and tea. The cost is $9 per plate. Desserts are not provided with the meal. There may be desserts available for purchase in limited supply and you may bring your own as well.
An important part of the homecoming is the reading of those having passed over the last year. For many, this is a part of the closure associated with the passing of a loved one. This will be followed by a speech given by 26th District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield of Williamson County.
Local historian Gary Spivey will have historical photographs on display and a DVD of old Liberty Hill following Judge Stubblefield’s speech. This allows many individuals an opportunity to reminisce and others to learn about the history of the place they have come to call home.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Emily Cousins.
Books will also be available for purchase, which include a history of the Liberty Hill Cemetery as well as history about the community. The books, “Culture of the Shin Oak Ridge Folk” by J. Gordon Bryson, Recollections and Observations of Judge C. L. Chance as told to his son Joseph E. Chance and the Liberty Hill Cemetery Book of Burials will be available for purchase with the proceeds to benefit the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.
Homecoming is the only fundraiser for the association and while nothing is added to the price of the meal, donations are always welcome and may be made payable to the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.