County's only July 4th parade Saturday in Milano

By KAY LAGRONE Reporter correspondent

Hope ever yone is ready for the big celebration on Saturday here in Milano. The Fourth of July parade and free lunch will get underway at 9 a.m. with parade lineup at Charlie Martin City Park. The theme is The American Spirit. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and make its way through downtown.

Plaques and cash prizes will be given in the following divisions: best overall; bicycles and small battery operated; f loats; vintage vehicles, tractors, etc; other motorized (go carts, four wheelers, lawn mowers, etc); horses, buggies, wagons. Awards will be handed out at the Civic Center following the parade.

A free hot dog lunch with all the trimmings to be served immediately following the parade also inside the Civic Center. Everyone is welcome.

Milano Rah-Rah Camp, sponsored by the Milano High School cheerleaders will run from July 20- 22 for girls ages four through sixth grade.

Camp time for each day is 9:30 a.m. to noon at the high school gym and is $30 per child. Parents are asked to have their daughters in shorts, T-shirt and shoes each camp day w ith a secure ponytail. For more information, contact Lisa Aguilar, cheerleading sponsor, at 512-455- 9333 or 512-879-8720.

Eddie Mae Myers and her sister, Joyce McDonald, of Pflugerville enjoyed a trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. Their drivers were Ann and Devonce Maloy of Austin. They also visited with Willie Ray Maloy and Janice while in Lubbock. Virginia and Roland Williams of Temple picked the ladies up in Lubbock and drove them back home.

The Westbrook reunion was held at the Milano Civic Center on Sunday. Around 80 family and friends were in attendance and J.T. Westbrook was believed to have traveled the furthest distance from Longview. This was the 62nd year for the families to get-together.

We extend our sympathy to the L.B. Blake family on the passing of his sister, Ollie Jewel Johnson.

At the time of this writing, Norine (Nannie) Lagrone is in the Rockdale hospital.

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