Rockdale Noon Lions to hold Food Drive

Well another Rockdale Fair has come and gone. I hope everyone had a great time this year.

As usual, Rockdale Noon Lions held their annual Fair Booth and this year we served mainly jumbo corndogs and giant plates of curly fries.

There was some good eatin' at the Fair. This past week-end was no time to be on a diet.

Rockdale Athletic Boosters had their hamburger booth, Original Twelve sold BBQ, First Christian Church sold stew and cotton candy, Modernistics sold funnel cakes, among others.

Man! The smells from that place were wonderful! Even overpowered the, uh, other smells.

Rockdale Lions came out in full force to work the booth. Thanks to all those Lions who helped out in any way that you could.

I know it bothered Lion Wanda Galbreath that she couldn't work this year. But what Wanda provides is good old-fashioned encouragement and we get a lot of energy from that.

Wanda is amazing and has more positive energy than I will ever have. She makes us proud to be Lions.

The same goes for Lion Jim Currey. He is always willing to help in any way that he can. I have never heard a negative word from him when it comes to Lion activities and fund-raisers and the way we operate.

I need to especially thank Lion Becky Marek and her husband Donny. They were in charge this year and those two worked hardest of all. Donny got it done!

Also thanks to Lion Gloria Thrasher and All Service Propane for providing the propane.

Thanks Poor Boys Bar-B-Q, owners Shawn and Cherilyn Taylor, Rockdale VFW, Rockdale KC's and Classic Bank for helping with our booth.

I was talking to Gloria Thrasher this week-end and she was telling me that our local Food Pantry is in dire need of help.

Rockdale Lions are going to do a Food Drive with the other Milam County Lions Clubs.

This drive will be in November but we can accept donations anytime before then. We are setting up a big box at The Rockdale Reporter and there will be others.

You can also donate directly to the Pantry. Any donations of can goods, peanut butter, flour, sugar, rice, beans, pasta, tuna and canned meats are accepted.

Processed deer meat and frozen hens and turkeys are used this time of year.

Pantry hours are Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. They also accept monetary donations.

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