Plans under way for annual Gause Founders Day event on Sept. 5

By WANDA LEE Reporter correspondent

Gause Community Improvement Program discussed details for the annual Founders Day event at its monthly meeting Monday. The meeting was held at the Gause Community Center and was conducted by president Wanda Lee. Opening prayer was given by Delores Fisher who also gave the financial report. Minutes from last month's meeting were also reviewed.

Plans for Founders Day, to be held Sept. 5, were discussed. Jay Lynn Grace will be in charge of the annual Trail Ride. We will have our raffle and anyone wanting to donate items for this activity can bring them to me or I can come by and pick them up. We invite and encourage you to be a part of this community activity. The different activities that take place here in Gause are a success because of you in the community supporting, donating and working together. If you have never had a part in Founders Day, this is a good year for you to start. Just give me a call and we can fit you in.

You can rent an arts and crafts booth for $5 and the money you make from your project is yours to keep. The men of the Gause Baptist Church will again sell barbecue plates and Gause 4-H Club will sell drinks and cookies as part of their annual fund-raiser.

It's time for you who have a favorite special cake and pie recipes to get them ready for our Made-from-Scratch cake and pie contest. These items will be auctioned following the contest and annual parade on Founders Day. This activity is a big part of the fund-raiser and we so much appreciate all of you who support the CIP with your baked items and those of you who so generously buy the items. If you have any questions about these activities, give me a call. There will be more information on Founders Day in this column in the coming weeks.

The next Gause CIP meeting is set for 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3 in the community center.

Visiting here last week with Carrie and Dave Cunningham, Ginny and Cody were Carrie's sister, Polly Albitz, and children Mary Ellen and Matthew from Kennasaw Georgia. One day while they were here, they floated the Comal River and spent an enjoyable day at Schlitterbaun.

Bobbie Hairston is back home in Gause after spending some time in Seton Hospital in Austin. She was picked up by helicopter last Friday at the Cameron hospital and taken to Austin. Brenda Albright brought her home after Bobbie was dismissed.

Wanda and Alfred Coats and family spent July 4 with Ray and Paula Coats and children and friends for a first time celebration at Ray's lot on Lake Limestone. There hasn't been a specific date set but this is to become a yearly event. Noah Coldiron was very impressed with the pig that Ray roasted outside on a pit.

Gary and Trish Shaw had their grandchildren, daughter Kandace's and son Robin's children, visiting them for several days.

I hope all of you had an enjoyable July 4 even t hough t he weather was hot. Our family had a great time with Cathy and David Hayles and family at their lake front home on Lake Conroe. The kids were in the swimming pool and then played in the lake, then back in the pool and fishing off the bank of the lake. Connelly caught a nice size fish, but he is a catch-and-release guy so we didn't eat fish. Wayne caught a turtle, and that went back into the lake too.

I think everyone except Wayne and I got in and out of the pool several times, but we were inside visiting with those who came in to cool off and pick up something to eat, watching TV (Wayne found the Military channel, which we didn't subscribe to until we got home), reading and resting and everyone had more than plenty to eat. We spent Saturday night in Conroe and returned home Sunday afternoon. We made a stop in Navasota to show granddaughters Kristian and Kendall where their Paw Paw's relatives lived when he was growing up. He even found that the homes they had lived in were still there and being lived in.

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