Conservation Society preps for city’s annual birthday bash

In 1838, the city of Walnut Springs was established for its water sources and later named after Colonel Juan N. Seguin to honor the Texas Lieutenant.

One hundred and seventy nine years later, the city’s founding is being remembered each year with a celebration.

The Seguin Conservation Society is gearing up to host the 179th Seguin Birthday Party at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 at The Heritage Village, in the 200 block of Live Oak Street.

The annual celebration recognizes the community’s rich history, Conservation Society board member Marty Keil said.

“We are sitting in the cradle of Texas history. We were founded in 1838, which makes us one of the oldest towns in Texas — and we are a great place and need to recognize that.”

Each year the event is hosted on the weekend closest to the town’s birthday, which is Aug. 12. This year it’s set for the day before, Conservation Society President Kay Martin said.

The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse will present a proclamation at the birthday celebration, Martin said.

Shortly after, attendees can share a barbecue dinner together by Next Door Catering, while listening to some tunes from Kirk Herbold and Friends.

Guests also can pair their dinner with a beer or glass of wine, Martin said.

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