Pray, Picnic, Polka at St. John

Are you going to St. John? For most TPN readers, that’s all needs to be asked. While there are dozens of Texas churches and a few hospitals with St. John in the title there is only one St. John, Texas and those who enjoy a good time in the country know where it’s at. St. John sits upon the crest of a hill overlooking the West Navidad river bottom with Schulenburg six miles in the distance.

Every July 4th, FM 957 bypasses Moravia and leads several miles north to the unincorporated community of St. John. On that day thousands of celebrants pass through the Stars and Striped corridors with the spire of the St. John Church emerging from the canopy of trees that shades the grounds. This canopy was donated by Otto Locke in 1900 who owned a large nursery in New Braunfels. However, the tree that Andy Besetsny sits under running the milk bottle ball throw has been here longer.



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