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05-20-2024 Newsletter

Memorial Day Weekend is Coming in HOT.

We're now in "hot and sticky" season in the Wimberley Valley, so Memorial Day Weekend must be close at hand! This one kind of snuck up on us, but that doesn't mean there's not plenty of time left to pull together a fun-filled agenda for the three-day weekend. Here are some suggestions.


The 4H Memorial Day Rodeo at the VFW Fairgrounds is always a great time. It's held on May 25 and 26th, gates open at 6pm, and the action starts at 7pm. Proceeds go toward the purchase of livestock show projects and scholarships.


The Blue Hole Glow Ride on Saturday, May 25th celebrates National Bike Month. Pimp those bikes in glow sticks and disco lights and take a spin with the whole family through Blue Hole Park. Open to all, the night ride starts at 8pm. (Side note: Blue Hole swimming passes for the three day weekend are sold out.)


The last Guided Jacobs Well Nature Tour of the spring is Saturday, May 25th at 10am. It's completely free, and you'll learn about the history of the famed spring and aquifer beneath, as well as interesting facts about the local wildlife and vegetation. The hike lasts about an hour. (Swimming at the Well has been closed due to low water levels.)


Friday Night Bingo at VFW Post 6441 is a great choice if you're feeling lucky. Early Bird rounds start at 7pm, and regular games start at 8pm. Concessions are available, it's BYOB, and family friendly.


Whatever you do, enjoy the time with friends and family, stay cool, and make KWVH part of your holiday festivities! And most importantly, take a moment to honor American military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. 

Congratulations to Our Wimberley Texan Graduates!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the Wimberley Texans who began the next chapter in their young adult lives on Friday evening. Incredibly, these graduates have received more than $3.8 million in total offered scholarships, including more than $280,000 awarded by local organizations right here in the Wimberley Valley. Best wishes to all, whatever your futures may hold!

Show Host Spotlight: John McGimsey of the Empowered Community

John McGimsey says the Empowered Community show is about getting the Wimberley Valley prepared for any sort of disaster, disruption, or calamity that may befall our Little Slice of Heaven. "Johnny Mac" and co-host Dee Rambeau always provide useful information in a fun format mixed with humor and classic 70s and 80s music.


KWVH's Salwa Khan recently sat down with John to talk more about the show.

Help Us Salute Sergeant Mike Aillet, Veteran of the Week

This week we salute Sgt. Mike Aillet, who served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescueman. Also known as PJ’s, they are the military's only unit trained in unconventional rescue operations. These battlefield Airmen are the ideal force for personnel recovery and combat search and rescue. 


After concluding his military service he worked for Goodyear in Houston as a pipefitter. He has three children, three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mike is now retired and involved with the Hill Top Place Road Committee and works at the VFW on Bingo nights and at the annual VFW Rodeo.

Thank you Mike for your service to this nation and our community.



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