Gause 4-H selling BBQ chicken plates on Saturday

By WANDA LEE Reporter correspondent

Gause 4-H Club will sell barbecue chicken plates on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Gause community picnic tables near the Baptist church. Serving will begin at 11 a.m., cost $8.50 and include a quarter chicken, beans, potato salad and dessert. If you would like to go ahead and place your order, do so by calling Carolyn Farr, 979-814-0120. This is a fund-raiser for the club's 4-H Prince and Princess contestants Hunter Farr and Sarah Meierdierck.

On Saturday, Nov. 7 the group will hold a bake sale at Coats Grocery. The club is still selling candles from the Fresh Country Candle Company in Longview. The candles are soy-blended and the cost is $25 per 15 ounce jar. They burn approximately 50 to 60 hours. For more information on any of these activities, call me at 979-279-2472.

Gause 4-H Club members certainly appreciate all the support for our fall carnival and auction on Saturday. If you notice the man sitting on our front porch all day, it isn't Wayne. It is the scarecrow our grandchildren, niece and nephew constructed for me at the carnival's "Make Your Own Scarecrow" booth.

Gause VFD will have its annual Halloween carnival at the fire station on Saturday, Oct. 31. It will begin with a "trick-or-treat" hay ride for the youngsters of the community at 5:30 p.m., followed by games for the kids at the station, a cake walk, concession stand with homemade chili, plus other items, a costume contest for the kids and a 42-tournament for the adults. Make your plans to attend.

Milano High School's graduation class of 2010 has started on fund-raisers for their Project Graduation activity that is held the night of graduation in May. They will have a concession stand at the fall festival 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Milano High School. There will also be other activities sponsored by other school organizations.

Members are also selling homemade pork tamales for $8 a dozen until Nov. 13 and will deliver them on Nov. 21. They also have Bull Bingo tickets for $10 each with the prize being a $1,000 gift card. The event will be held Nov. 21 at the high school. At the last home football game this season on Nov. 6, seniors will have a silent auction on cakes they have baked.

Milano High School seniors from Gause include Joshua Hornby, Matthew Jentsch, Michael Griffin, Sarah Ferrara, Maryssa Morgan, Brandon Swanson, Chelsey Burgess, Christin Catalina and Sarah Jane Alexander. You can contact any of these students or their parents to find out more about their planned fund-raisers.

Gause Baptist Church members will take orders for barbecue briskets until Nov. 7 for pickup on Nov. 12-13. Proceeds will go to help pay on the Baptist Church Family Life Center. You may call Eugene Baumann at 979-279- 3284, he is the one who does the cooking, or call me and I can get the message to him.

Students at Gause ISD got an unexpected "holiday" from classes on Monday. Our community's electricity went off shortly after 5 a.m. and did not come back on until 10:30 a.m. The rest of us who had things to do and businesses to operate weren't happy at all.

Gause School picture retakes are Thursday. Call the school for more information.

The junior high football team will play at St. Joseph's in Bryan at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Gause Community Center. They will plan the annual Community Christmas dinner.

Gause 4-H Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the Gause School cafeteria. William Dean will present a program on the Buckskin Brigade.

The club w ill also plan its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for our community.

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