Lone Star State 2008
Registration and Raffles
There were optional bus tours on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The Austin city tour included an extensive visit to the State Capitol Building on Congress Avenue as well as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum located several blocks northeast of the Capitol. The second bus tour took visitors through the Texas Hill Country about seventy miles west of Austin to the quaint old German town of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County. This tour was especially meaningful to Jane Troutman because her great-grandfather John O. Meusebach founded the town in 1845. On the return trip the tour also included a stop at Wildseed Farms seven miles east of Fredericksburg.
In addition to the boutique and the silent auction, there were also two separate raffles. Kitty Lack from Tulsa, Oklahoma, donated a beautiful handmade quilt with a bonnet girl design for the first raffle. The second raffle consisted of two drawings. Gordon Green of Denison, Texas, donated one of his large original watercolor iris paintings. Walter Moores, hybridizer from Enid Lake, Mississippi, who did not attend this year’s convention, donated a small woven iris wall hanging given to him by my uncle Rudolph A. Fuchs of Denton, Texas, who was a very active A.I.S. member until his death in 1985
Click on the pictures to see larger images. Photos by Ken Fuchs and Jim Landers, 2008.