Preserving a New Braunfels icon
Wurstfest helps Brauntex entertain the community.
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 donation from the Wurstfest Association. These funds will directly support the “Raise the Roof” capital campaign that will replace the 75-year-old roof on the theatre building.
This vital donation, along with other generous donations from Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels, numerous private contributions and other pending sources, will bring the theatre to their needed $125,000 to complete the project. With this generous donation from Wurstfest Association, there is no doubt the goal will now be easily achieved prior to construction. Demolition and construction begins August 7, 2017.
“The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre has enjoyed a cherished and valuable relationship with the Wurstfest Association since 2011 and is grateful for their continued support to keep the “Jewell” of historic downtown New Braunfels viable in the many years ahead. We are honored that the Wurstfest Association shares our vision of how the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre impacts the lives of residents in the Comal County region. Thank you again for your generous support. Your generosity made all the difference!” – Cheryl Fisher, Executive Director
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre is a leader in providing cultural and artistic experiences for the Central Texas Area. Since 1999, the historic refurbished 75-year-old theatre has seen tremendous growth and continues to raise the bar for the area’s arts industry. Many arts organizations in the area call the Brauntex Theatre home. They feature their programs, recitals, musicals and concerts on the stages for all ages to see. The Brauntex Theatre also provides educational outreach to Kid’s Club of New Braunfels, an after-school learning environment for at-risk students. This is one of the many ways in which the Brauntex Theatre’s mission is met.
The Wurstfest Association is more than happy to help. “This is the largest of the three contributions Wurstfest has made to the Brauntex since the downtown theatre was brought back to life in 1999.” says Wurstfest Executive Director, Suzanne Herbelin. “Old buildings require a lot of TLC. The Brauntex is an important downtown attraction that residents and visitors to New Braunfels enjoy.”