Coupland Civic Organization
The CCO will hold a joint Christmas program with Coupland School at the school on Dec. 15.
The Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) hosted Trunk or Treat on Halloween in front of St. Peter’s Church. For the popular event, costumed residents decorated the backs of SUVs and handed out candy to the children who trick or treated from vehicle to vehicle. This year’s successful Trunk or Treat saw the most decorated vehicles and trick or treaters to date.
If you’d like to keep up with ongoing CCO events and general Coupland news, you can “like” the CCO Facebook page at Coupland Civic Organization.
We are happy and proud to report that Coupland theater students won second place in the UIL One-Act Play competition. Teacher and director Kathy Hill says, “We won second place out of five schools in our district. Addison Prete won Best Overall Actress, Carlos Candanosa and James Harmon were All-Star Actors, and Amelia Placek won Honorable Mention.”
On Friday, Nov. 18, the students held a Dessert Theater, featuring their UIL play, “The Ransom of Red Chief, plus delicious desserts.
The rest of the UIL academic contests will be held at Holland and Granger on Dec. 1 and Dec. 7.
Coupland students will present their Christmas program at the school on Dec. 15 in a joint meeting with the CCO. The students will perform Christmas music, and the CCO will provide cookies and punch.
St. Peter’s Church of Coupland
St. Peter’s Church will hold their first worship service of Advent on Nov. 27. With the lighting of the first Advent Candle and the Hanging of the Greens, members will be getting the church ready for the holidays. Refreshments will be served after the decorating.
Dec. 4 will mark Family Fun Night featuring a rehearsal for the Children’s Christmas Program and making cheer buckets for shut-ins. On Dec. 11, the children will present their Christmas Program during the worship service.
The Church offices of the Pastor and the church secretary have been moved from the back of the upstairs to newly refurbished offices in the downstairs area at the front of the Fellowship Hall. Master Planning Committee Chair Judy Downing was in charge of the project, and the decorating team was JoAnn Ging and Janet Doss.
Lois Schmidt, Co-Chair of the Senior Citizens Luncheon Committee, reports, “We had another good turnout at our Thanksgiving luncheon, with approximately forty senior citizens on Nov. 15.” Hostesses were Sandra and Don Wernli, Batty Marosko, Janet Doss, JoAnn Ging, Jack and Barbara Piper, Becky Sutton, Marge Gebhardt, Lois Schmidt, Cynthia Wittliff and Emily Garrison. Helpers were Wanda Walther, Tedd Wittliff, Arthur Henze, and Pastor Garrison.
There were 23 Bingo players and two tables of “42.” Lois says, “We thank Charlotte Albert for the pretty Thanksgiving decorations and for the five gift cards for Bingo. Also thanks to the Lift Ladies for gift cards. Thanks to the Bingo players for bringing prizes and to Cynthia Wittliff for calling Bingo.”
The next luncheon will be Jan. 15. Lois comments, “See you there, and bring a friend!”
New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church
New Sweden’s members will decorate the church for the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 3. This year, the annual St. Lucia and Country Christmas Sing-a-Long events will be held together on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 18, the children will present their Christmas program during the morning worship service. On Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., the Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held. The Christmas dawn candlelight service (Julotta) will be on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 7 a.m.; it will be followed by breakfast and regular morning worship service.
Coupland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD)
The CVFD held pump training on the evening of Nov. 15 in conjunction with their aid partners the Weir and Taylor volunteer firefighters.
The CVFD is still recruiting. If you want to serve your community as a firefighter, contact the CVFD via their Facebook page, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on the website www.couplandfire.org, or by phone, 512-856-0237.
Coupland Hermann Sons Life
The Coupland Lodge 113 of Hermann Sons Life will meet on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Coupland Fire Station. This will be their Christmas Party, and they will be honoring the Coupland firefighters. They will present to the Coupland Volunteer Fire Department the proceeds of the bake sale held in October as part of the Coupland Lodge Make a Difference Day. The Grand Lodge has awarded matching funds. All members are invited to attend.