'Meet the Teachers' event set Thursday at Gause ISD

By WANDA LEE Reporter correspondent

Gause ISD will start classes Monday, Aug. 24. Before school actually gets started, there is an opportunity to "Meet the Teachers" from 5- 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) members are busy working on final plans for the annual Founders Day event, set Saturday, Sept. 5.

The Made-From-Scratch cake and pie contest has two age divisions, youth and adults. We are hoping to see more youth get involved and show their baking talents. These entries need to be at the Gause Baptist Church fellowship hall by 8 a.m. Sept. 5. Ray Cass will auction off the baked items following the parade for the CIP.

You who are planning to enter the parade need to be at the Gause school with your entry no later than 9:30 a.m. that Saturday. Delores Fisher is chairman of this activity and for more information she can be contacted at 979-279-5707. To make a donation for our raffle that day, contact Alma Gray at 979-279-5713.

For more information concerning the Founders Day trial ride, call J. Lynn Grace at 797-279- 6645. Arts and crafts booths will be available at Founders Day for $5 and space is on a first come, first serve basis.

Make plans to "have lunch" with the men of the Baptist Church who will sell barbecue plates at Founders Day starting at 11 a.m.

You can also call me for any other information on Founders Day at 979-279-2472. Hope to see you there.

Lots of birthdays taking place in August. Seth Vinton celebrated his 10th birthday with a party on Saturday at his home, parents Renee and Jerry Vinton and siblings Calla and Isaac. School classmates, family and friends attended a hamburger and hot dog supper with all the trimmings, birthday cake and ice cream.

Last weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Villapando who live in the valley visited his brother Edward Villapando and family. Saturday night they gave Bobbie Hairston a birthday supper. Leno and Flis Consino and Bobby Villapando also attended. Patsy and Jeff Carroll came by on their return from Dallas and Mary and Oscar Solis called.

Bobbie decided she will have another birthday and was very pleased with the Villapando family's kindness. Patsy Menzel of Thorndale and Melissa Meiske and two sons of Taylor also visited with Bobbie over the weekend.

The home of Wa nda a nd Alfred Coats was the setting for an August birthday celebration lunch on Sunday. Those honored included Lauren and Blaine Ward, Chelsi Coldiron and son Noah, Caitlin Coats, Margie Nan Alexander, and Coats grandson Bryce's girlfriend Natalie.

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