Small town Americana full display

What great things happened last week that are all a part of Americana that small towns are so known for, and that people write books about.

The fireworks on Friday night were impressive and I am so appreciative of Citizens National Bank that they do this for the whole community.

Stan Graves put it so well at the Dedication of the Milam County Courthouse on Saturday when he said that the entire setting of that day was something right out of a Norman Rockwell picture with the band playing on the grounds, the sea of red, white and blue, and the beautiful old courthouse that was created in 1835.

And speaking of the Communities in Concerts Band they added so much to the dedication on Saturday with their rousing renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic music. They are such a gift to the area and they are appreciated for their dedication to perform whenever asked. And for those of you who would like to be involved with the Communities in Concert Band call Bob Burnett at 446-5087 for more information.

Ribbon cuttings

We had some ribbon cuttings for new members. One was for Jody Logsdon of Cookie Lee Jewelry. She is having an open house beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at 1506 O'Kelley. We also have books at the Chamber of her jewelry line.

Then we also had a ribbon cutting for Asera Hospice on Monday. They can help you with any questions you may have by calling at 1-800-332- 3982. We welcome these two new members to the Chamber as we work together.

Donate a fan

The Chamber and the Rockdale Multi-Services Center are collecting fans for the low income and elderly. If you would like to help by donating a fan you can call the Chamber at 446-2030 or the Multi-Service Center at 446-2666.

With the extreme heat we are having this is so important to make sure everyone stays cool. So call us and donate a fan.

Community garage sale

The Community Wide Garage Sale will be here before we know it and we have started taking reservations for the map. If you are going to have a garage sale on Sept. 5 call and get on the map.

This is always a great day and also market days will be that day so a lot of activity in Rockdale, Texas.

Until next time I leave you with this: Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

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