Jeepers Having Fun in October!
by Rod Graham
published November 2016
On October 13, Jeep Night attendees anticipated the arrival of a new
member, Olivia Emmanuelle Garza, to be born on Saturday, October
In celebration of this blessed event the theme of the night was
Diaper Night. Alyssa Cavazos created Olivia's first jeep, crafted from
diapers and pacifiers. Olivia is the first born child of Manny Garza
and Nayeli Guerra. Nayeli's parents, Ramon and Aydee, were present
as well. All are members of Texas Jeep Crawlers and as a matter of
fact, it was at a Jeep Night event on December 2015 that Manny and
Nayeli first met. Everyone present extended their best wishes to this
young family and Big Lew, from Burns Motors, offered a prayer asking
God's blessing on them and their new daughter.
A special welcome was also extended to a
couple who will hold the record for coming the
farthest to attend Jeep Night for a long, long
Olaf and Ursula came all the way from
Wolfsburg, Germany, that's going to be hard to
beat! Now to be perfectly honest, they did not
leave Germany with the express idea of attending
Jeep Night. Olaf and Ursula have been living
out their dream of touring the United States
since 2010. At first they shipped their German
Motor Home to the US and then flew over to
catch up with it.
They have come a couple of times each year
Eventually they sold their motor home in
Germany and bought one here. Over the past
few years they have traveled all across the US.
This year they wound up here in the Valley
at Victoria Palms in Donna. There they came
across a copy of The Valley Spotlight and saw
the story about Jeep Night. It so happens that
their towed vehicle is a Jeep so they decided
to come and join the festivities. We hope you
come again Olaf and Ursula!
Last but not least, Jeepers had a
clown costume judging contest. The
winner was Jesse Pena of the Texas
Off Road Republic.
We assure you that these clowns, no
matter how scary looking, were thoroughly
vetted by Jeep Night's security
As always, Jeep Night was sponsored
by Burns Motors who provided
great food for all to enjoy.
Jeep Night takes place on the
second Thursday of every month
at Sophie's 'SS' Saloon, unless
there are mitigating circumstances.
November's Jeep Night is planned
for November 10th.