Chamber mixer set August 13 at Comfort Inn

Can you believe it is August? This year is passing so fast that I feel like I am just sitting and watching it go by. Before we know it school will start again.

And speaking of school, I am so proud of Rockdale ISD, the teachers and the students for the hard work they put in and the fact that Rockdale High School and Rockdale Elementary were listed as recognized and Rockdale Junior High was academically acceptable.

Congratulations for a job well done! The new school buildings are looking great too and I can't wait to go on the tour to see the new facilities.

Giveaways

The fan project is going well and we have given out 80 fans to low income and elderly. That will certainly help with keeping people cool and the cooler temperatures aren't hurting anything either.

The school supply giveaway will be done next Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 3-5 p.m. at VFW Post 6525, 978 West US 79.

If you would like to help with this give the Chamber a call at 446-2030. Helping each other is such a satisfying thing and I appreciate everyone who gets involved.

I also appreciate those who donated fans and money for school supplies. If you would like to donate to the school supplies you can bring them by the Chamber.

Youth rodeo

This weekend Cowboy Church will be sponsoring a Youth Rodeo at Fair Park. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Events include goat tying, barrel racing, calf roping and other events. Come out for a fun evening with your children.

Mixer scheduled

We are having a Chamber Mixer on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the new Comfort Inn across from Walmart from 4-7 p.m. for their Grand Opening. All Chamber members are invited to come and see the improvements and visit with the new owners. Stop by on Thursday, August 13 for good food and good fellowship at the Comfort Inn and meet Suresh and NaNa Patel.

We are having a ribbon cutting for Poor Boys BBQ, under new management, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at their location on East Cameron. Go by and visit new owners Shawn and Cherlyn Taylor and try some of their new recipes or orginal recipe. Welcome to town and to the Chamber.

Garage sale sign up

It is time to sign up for the Community Wide Garage Sale scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. Get your sale on the map by calling the Chamber at 446- 2030 to sign up. Deadline to sign up is Aug. 26.

We always have over 100 sales so make your plans to be involved with this great day. This is also Market Day and it brings a lot of people to town. So start cleaning out those closets and get ready for a great shopping day.

Until next time I leave you with this: Triumph is a little "umph" with a lot of try.

ddoss@rockdalechamber.com


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