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2022 Silent Auction Donations Request

Each year the WBNA hosts a Silent Auction during the annual 4thFest celebration.  This auction is our BIG fundraiser for the year.  Funds raised help to pay for all the WBNA community events: the Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out, our participation in Halloween Trunk or Treat, crafts at Luminary Fest as well as the town hall meetings, candidate forums and safety awareness sessions throughout the year.  We are excited to be hosting the auction once again during the WBMUD Independence Day celebration.

Last year we introduced a hybrid format of an online auction and a “live” event for the final bids on July the 4th.  The live event will be in our traditional venue at the WB Community Center from 9:00am – 2:00pm, July 4th.  The online auction will go live the week before.  Watch the WB Google Group, our website, and the Facebook page for updates.  A link will also be included in our Summer Issue of the Neighborhood News.

Friday, June 24:  The Silent Auction site goes live!

Saturday, July 2:  The Silent Auction site closes and we transition all active bids and make arrangements for all “Buy It Now” items.

Monday, July 4:  The live auction opens at 9:00am and closes at 2:00pm.   Payments and Pick Up will be from 3:00 – 5:00pm.  Buy It Now items made be purchased throughout the auction.

In addition to giving back to our community, donating to the WBNA Silent Auction is a GREAT way to promote your business!  We are seeking donations of merchandise, gift cards/certificates, theme baskets, and services to auction.  In return, you will receive exposure for your business at the live auction and on the auction website.  There will also be a special “Thank You” section in the September issue of the WBNA Neighborhood News and on our website and Facebook page with links to your site.  If you have items or services to donate please email us at silentauction@wbna.us.

Along with our local businesses, services, and Austin area attractions, we would LOVE donations from the community.  We will begin accepting donations May 28.  Donations to be included in the online auction must be received by June 20.   Live auction donations will be gratefully accepted through June 30.  We would also like to welcome the return of baked goods donations, please contact Margaret Sufke, 512-341-0428, for details.

We are actively seeking event volunteers to help solicit items,help prepare the baskets and/or work the auction.  If you have any empty baskets leftover from last year, we’d love to have them!  Please email us at silentauction@wbna.us and watch for our new social media volunteer site.

Thank YOU for supporting the Wells Branch Community!

2023 Wells Branch Community Calendar Photo Contest

Ready, set, snap!  Yes, it’s time once again for the WBNA

Community Calendar Photo Contest.  Our current 2022 calendar was a huge success and each year the images just get better and better.  Remember anyone who lives Wells Branch can submit a photo (or up to six photos).  The image format is 8×10 landscape for the calendar.  The only real “rules” are that images must be taken within Wells Branch by Wells Branch residents.

The 2023 theme is “Visions of Wells Branch”.  This year’s contest will return to the traditional format as well as Facebook gallery viewing and voting  we used last year. The WB Rec Center is now open to the public, so the contest gallery will be on display in the main lobby.

Important Dates to Remember

May 28:  Start date!  Use the online form and drop photo entry at the Rec Center

Sept. 3:    Contest closes and voting ends

Voting will take place online via the WBNA Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/WBNA.WellsBranchNeighborhoodAssociation/.  Photos will be featured for voting in the “2023 Calendar Contest” album and onsite at the Rec Center Gallery

Sept. 10:  Winners announced

Oct. 4:  The new 2023 Calendars will go on sale at National Night Out

Please visit wbna.us/community/calendar-contest/ for rules and entry information. Questions? Contact Margaret Sufke, Calendar Contest Coordinator, at mmsufke@gmail.com or 512-341-0428.

Heat Stroke: Know the Signs

Pflugerville Fire Dept./Travis County ESD No. 2

During hot and humid weather, your body has a harder time cooling.  When the body heats up too quickly to properly cool itself – or when too much fluid/salt is lost through sweating or dehydration – the victim may suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke which is very serious.  Below are tips on preventing heat stroke, recognizing its symptoms, and first aid. And remember: never leave kids, pets, or disabled adults alone in parked cars … not even for a few minutes!  Have a safe and enjoyable summer everybody.

PREVENTING HEAT STROKE

• Slow down! Reduce, cancel or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day
• Even if you don’t feel thirsty, proactively bring and drink plenty of water (not very cold) or other non-alcoholic, decaffeinated fluids
• Prevent sunburn through sunscreen, sunhats, and minimizing direct exposure to the sun; a sunburn reduces your body’s ability to cool down
• Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight
• Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salad
• Take a cool bath or shower
• Spend time in air-conditioned locations
• When the room temperature is hotter than 90°, don’t direct the flow of portable electric fans toward you because the dry, blowing air may further dehydrate you

HEAT STROKE SYMPTOMS

•Altered mental state or confusion
• Hot, red, dry, or moist skin
• One or more of these symptoms: dizziness, throbbing headache, nausea, shallow breathing
• Rapid and strong pulse
• Fainting or loss of consciousness
• Body temperature 103°F or greater

FIRST AID FOR HEAT STROKE

• Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency! Call 9-1-1 or get the victim to a hospital immediately
• Get to a cooler setting, preferably air-conditioned
• Do not give fluids
• Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or a bath
• Use a fan only IF the heat index is BELOW the high-90s