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Texas Hero Fest in Cuero to thank first responders, health care workers

Promotional flyer for Texas Hero Fest in Cuero on Saturday at the Cuero Municipal Park.
source Cuero Police Department

Residents are invited to come to Texas Hero Fest, an event to honor first responders and health care workers, on Saturday.

The event will be held at the Cuero Municipal Park from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will include a car show, shopping from local arts and crafts vendors and a memorial ceremony to honor law enforcement officers and firefighters who have died, said J. W. Vonhaefen, who is organizing the event. 

“After last year with COVID and everything else going on, I thought we needed something to say thank you to our first responders and people in health care,” he said.

First responders and health care workers and their immediate families will be offered free barbecue plates after providing their credentials, he said. Everyone else can purchase a plate for $10.

Interested arts and crafts vendors can email staff@texasherofest.org to request a spot during the event.

There will also be a charity barbecue cook-off. Those interested in competing are asked to appear at the park on Friday after 4 p.m. to register. Judging for the cook-off will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

For additional information about the cook-off, call Vonhaefen at 361-827-1102. 

The Cuero Volunteer Fire Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Cuero Police Officers Association also are helping put on the event, Vonhaefen said. 

Written by Advocate Staff Report

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