Unfamiliar faces meant lots of visitors here

We have just completed a most exciting event with our 4th Annual Tejas Art and Book Festival here in Rockdale.

The weather was perfect, the attendance was good and the speakers were great. We had such good volunteers out of our Milano and Rockdale students and that certainly made the day easier. The Car Show was well attended and the entertainment was top notch.

Saying thank you is not enough for those who worked so hard to make this happen but I am so appreciative of the hard work that goes into an event like this. Thankfully, people called and wanted to be involved in every aspect and that is what makes Rockdale so great.

The food booths were exceptional and the art was high quality. All in all it was a great day and if you missed it this year, put it on your calendar for next year.

I saw many familiar faces but I also saw many folks I didn’t know, which makes me feel like we had a good turnout of visitors from other communities.

This festival continues to grow and I am excited. It makes all the work worthwhile.

Ribbon cutting

Welcome to our newest Chamber member, Shawnee’s, with owner Shawnee Hornung. We had her ribbon cutting last week at her business located in Texas Star Plaza. For your hair needs call Shawnees for walk in or for appointment at 446-7217.

Chamber banquet

Plans are underway for our annual Chamber Banquet. The date is Thursday, March 25 and it will again be at the Junior High Commons. The President’s Reception begins at 5:30 and the Banquet begins at 6:30. The meal will be catered by A Touch of Elegance.

Tickets are available at the Chamber and there are a few silver sponsors still available. The Gold Sponsors this year are Alcoa, Central Texas Workforce Solutions, Comfort AC Services, Miller-Starnes Chevrolet Buick, Luminant, Phillips & Luckey, Veolia, Rockdale Federal Credit Union, Citizens National Bank, Little River Healthcare, Classic Bank, Cappolino, Dodd, & Krebs, and The Rockdale Reporter.

We will award our winners for Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Citizen, Organization of the Year, Business of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. Call for your tickets today.

Until next time I leave you with this: The important thing is to take that first step.


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