Pictured are, from left to right, Diana Frasier of Chase Bank; Graham Haupman and Kasie Tankersley with GVEC; Marianne Rush of Moody Bank; Brian Meuth of Chase Bank; Terry Robinson and Chris Snider of the United Way of Comal County; Mary Jane Nalley with Gruene Hall; Neice Bell of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung; Tiffany Mayne and Mattson Rainer with KNBT 92.1 FM. (Photo courtesy Gruene Historic District/Alma Hernandez/New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung)
The 35th annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival raised $147,861 in proceeds for the United Way of Comal County Dec. 16. The festival takes place over four days every October as part of Texas Wine Month, and it pairs Texas-produced wines with live music. The festival is held at the Grapevine in Gruene and Gruene Hall.
The United Way of Comal County provides funding to more than 30 local service organizations including Big Brother Big Sisters, the New Braunfels Food Bank, River City Advocacy and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org
Eric joined Community Impact as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.