Saturday, November 14, 2015

Spiritual Fitness - 11/13/2015

The cooler weather was perfect for hiking Enchanted Rock.  Chaplain Ginsburg, 7 warriors and a care provider arrived at the rock early Friday morning.  After a brief devotional those who were able climbed the rock while others hiked around the base of it.
The Chaplain (2nd from left) with hikers
 Departure for lunch was delayed due to a few of the party getting lost. Eventually everyone arrived safe and sound and headed for West End Pizza in Fredericksburg.

The adventurers were joined by a wife of one of them and a couple of WWAN team members.  Everyone was hungry so while they waited on their entree several ordered cheese cake. "Life is short.  Eat dessert first"  Then Tara, our server, brought out samples of Tiramisu complements of West End Pizza. The food was excellent, as usual.  Later at the R&R dinner a couple who had been on the hike was encouraging others to go there on Saturday.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cooking With Betsy (October 16, 2015)

Eddie and Betsy Fredericks are relatively new residents in Fredericksburg.  However, that hasn't stopped them from getting involved in the community.  Betsy has a passion for cooking.  In fact she had a cooking school in Lafeyette, LA.  She receintly put that passion and skill to work for WWAN.  
Betsy, on right, Demonistrating

Nine care providers met at her home for a day of fellowship, learning and fun. Stacy Johnson, Day Event Coordinator for the Ministry was there.  She shared the following about the day.

"Betsy taught us how to make homemade ravioli, minestrone soup, almond biscotti and chocolate salami.  Everyone participated and worked on several dishes. Everyone was busily working in Betsy's wonderful kitchen under her expert supervision.  Betsy was delightful and fun was had by all.  After preparing this wonderful meal, we all sat down and enjoyed the fruits of our labor.  Oh yes, two sauces - tomato and cream - went on the ravioli.  Delicious!!!"

One of the attendees sent this message,

"Ms. Stacy,
I want to thank you and your wonderful group of ladies for such a wonderful day on Friday.  I think everyone enjoyed the cooking lesson, I certainly enjoyed it.  Please thank everyone again for me on behalf of the Lackland AFB service members and caregivers.
Sheila Sidberry"

Betsy, WWAN thanks you for your generosity and look forward to the next "Cooking with Betsy"

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Playing Catch Up

What a vacation!! My sister-in-law and I spent two weeks in Durango, Colorado, another week in Manitou Springs and visited many points in between.  The aspen were golden carpets on the mountains.  That along with great weather made it the perfect time to be in Colorado.

While I was out playing WWAN had several events which I need to let you know about.  An R&R weekend, the Third Annual American Hero's Fishing Tournament, an Enchanted Rock day event and a Cooking Class.

I'm gathering photos from the events.  As soon as I can get them I'll post them along with a brief write up.  

If there is someone reading this that would like to be my counterpart let me know.  Not only would it help to have someone to do the blog and facebook when I'm gone, there are times when we have several events running concurrently.

Stay Tuned!!  

Sunday, September 20, 2015


It was a beautiful day for lunch on the patio at West End Pizza.  There was a varity of pizza, spaghetti with meat balls, another delicious pasta and salads available on the buffet.  If you left hungry it was your own fault. There were lots of raffel items and some silent auction treasures all donated by local busines and/or residents. 
 Wounded Warriors at Nebo (WWAN) is so blessed to have supporters like Janet & Hal Degenhardt.  This is the third year they have held this event to raise funds that help us provide respite to the wounded, injured and ill and their families. Of course for the event to be sucessful requires people to attend and be generous.  And you WERE!! Thank you for your continued support!!
WWAN team members with Janet & Hal

A surprise guest was Ms. U.S.A.  Earth.  She is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Last year as Ms. Texas she happened to be in town, heard about the event and joined us.  It was great to see her again.


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Saturday, September 19, 2015


Calling all Pizza Lovers.  Here's a chance to have some great Pizza and help a ministry serving men & women who have sacrificed so much.  Tomorrow, September 20, West End Pizza  will host Pizza With A Purpose with proceeds benefiting Wounded Warriors at Nebo Ministry.  Between 11:00 and 1:00 you can enjoy an awesome pizza buffet, bid on Raffle Items (which have been donated by local merchants) and enjoy live entertainment.

See you at West End Pizza!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

What a Great Time!

I'm on vacation using my iPad and can't seem to figure out how to get to the photos from this event to include some here. However they are all posted on Facebook. Hope you'll go there after reading this and enjoy them.  They are the photos posted September 11.

 Saturday (9/5) people gathered at the Hanger Hotel Conference Center for the USO Dinner/Dance/Fund Raiser benefiting Wounded Wattiors at Nebo Ministry.  Looking around one could believe they had stepped back in time to the 1950's.  There were nurses wearing those white uniforms topped with the crisp white nurse's hat, a pilot in his flight uniform, several military uniforms including a sailor wearing his original uniform, the local mobster & his girl and many many more.  They all came in "USO" dress to paticipate in the best costume contest.  The Bill Smallwood orchastra added to the ambience with music from the 40s & 50s.

Guests of honor included Major Margie Youngblood (USA Retired), Kentucky; SSGT Dan Burgess (USA Retired) & Genette; Florida, Captain Paul Shereve (USA Retired) & Paula, San Antonio; GySgt. Steven York (USM Retired) & Stacy, Fredericksburg; Lt. John Arroyo & Angel, (USA) Fort Hood, Killeen, TX;  Sgt. Mickael Clemann (USM Retired) & Nancy, Fredericksburg.  Several shared testimoney relative to their service and experience with Wounded Warriors at Nebo.

In addition to the great music there were numerous silent auction items which local merchants and individuals had donated.  There was constant action around them with people placing bids and  watching items they really wanted.

Thank you seems so inadequate to express our appreciation to all the people who attended the event, purchased silent aucttion items and bought raffle tickets for the utility vehicle.  Your generosity will enable this Ministry to continue providing R&R and/or Retreat Weekends for the wounded, injured and ill.

And then there are the Incredible, Energetic, Wonderful women who organized everything.  Ladies, YOU ROCK!!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Pizza For a Purpose

     In October, 2013, West End Pizza planned a welcome home party for Hal Degenhardt who had just returned from Afghanistan.  Somewhere in the planning the welcome home was transformed into a fund raiser to benefit Wounded Warriors at Nebo Ministry (WWAN).  What an unexpected blessing for the new local ministry.  

Janet & Hal Presenting "Check" to WWAN

     This will be the third year that Janet & Hal host "PIZZA FOR A PURPOSE" with proceeds going to support WWAN.  There will be live entertainment and lots of great items to be raffled off thanks to the generosity of local merchants. And of course, a DELICIOUS Buffet.  Following are the details.  Hope to see you there!

232 W. Main Street ~ Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

For Information Contact Janet Degenhardt at (830) 456-2877 or

To Sponsor or Donate Auction Items contact Debbi McCurdy at (830) 998-2920 or 

Hal & Janet with Family at 2013 Pizza with a Purpose

Hal with Fellow Vets at 2013 Pizza with a Purpose