Opry, fajita fund-raiser set Saturday
The Bailey Bank Building Committee will have drinks and their homemade pies for sale, by the slice or whole. Proceeds will benefit the Milano Opry and the Bailey Bank Building, which is being restored into a museum.
The show starts at 7 p.m. and headliners are “The Tuckers” from Lorena. Special guest will be Mark Faila of Anderson. Tickets for the show are $5, children 10 and under free. Contact Lynn Martin at 979-209-4563 for details.
Milano ISD students will have a holiday on Monday, Jan. 18. Milano faculty will have an inservice/ staff development day. Classes will resume at their regular times on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Milano Junior High’s One-Act Play cast and crew won zone competition on Jan. 6 with their performance of “Dearly Departed”. Many of the cast members and crew received awards.
Dav id Jentsch was named Best Actor and Kodie Jo Sexton Best Actress in the contest. All Star Cast honors went to Justin Grimes and Kelsey Westbrook, while Katelyn Weller and Junior Gallardo were named to the Honorable Mention All Star Cast.
Milano also won the award for best crew, which included Emily Overall, Nikki Herring, Kody Love and Morgan Yakesch. The group is directed by Sherry Lagrone.
The group will put on a public performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 in the MHS cafetorium. Ticket prices are $3 for adults and $2 for students. There will also be a baked goods silent auction to benefit the eighth grade class.
January is School Board Appreciation Month so “hats off” to Milano ISD board trustees. They are Kevin Love, John Paniagua, Margaret Plentl, Kim Lenz, Alden Crowe, Steve Walker and Lanette Taylor.
We extend our sympathy to the family of L.B. “Pa” Blake who passed away on Jan. 8. Services were held Jan. 10 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial in the Milano Cemetery.
Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s chili supper and silent auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Milano Civic Center. Serving, which includes eat in or carry out, will begin at 4:30 p.m. until sold out. Prices for the meal, which include drinks and dessert, are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. There will also be a silent auction, ending at 6:30 p.m.
The group is selling tickets on several items. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available from any Milano fireman. Prizes include a Henry .22 rifle, Mossburg Model 500 .12 gauge, and Walmart gift cards in the amounts of $100, $50 and $25. Winners will be drawn the night of the chili supper and you need not be present to win.
In basketball action, the Milano varsity and junior varsity boys and varsity girls teams will host Bartlett on Friday, Jan. 15 with games starting at 5 p.m. The JV boys will also play in the Thorndale tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, all MHS varsity and JV teams will play in Holland.
Milano’s newly formed powerlifting team will be at the Cameron Invitational on Saturday.