Milano Opry to take stage Saturday
Special guests this month are Sabrina Ozio, of Midway, and David Buchannan, of Taylor. House band members this month are Billy Barnett of Milano, Steve Carr of College Station, Steve Leal of Bryan, Paul Schlesinger of Taylor, Michael Herod of Gause and Larry Rochelle of Hewitt. Future line ups are available on the Opry’s website, www.milanoopry.com.
The Bailey Bank Building Committee is raising money to convert the old bank building into a museum and all funds raised through the concession stand will be used for that project.
The 71st annual Lagrone Family Reunion is this weekend at the Norine Lagrone residence off of County Road 346 between Milano and Gause. Friday is worker’s night with homemade Mexican food dinner planned. On Saturday, volleyball is planned before a delicious hot dog and homemade ice cream supper. The annual Lagrone Muster Ceremony is set for dark on Saturday evening.
Sunday at noon will see a barbecue spread like no other with tons of side dishes and desserts. Attendees usually play some more volleyball and softball after lunch, so it is a weekend full of fun.
Milano’s Fourth of July Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3. The theme this year is “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Line up will be at 9:30 a.m. at Charlie Martin City Park. A free hot dog meal will be served at the Milano Civic Center following the parade.
The Milano Exes Scholarship Fund has set up another fund-raising cruise, this time to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Cruise dates are Feb. 6-12, 2011. The seven-day cruise will bring $140 to the scholarship fund for every cabin sold. The first deposit of $50 per person is due July 15.
For an early saver rate the entire deposit of $200 can be made and the interior cabin rate is only $476. Regular rate for this cruise is $586 for an interior cabin. Deposits are refundable until Nov. 15. For more information, contact Cindi Jenkins with Round Rock Travel, 512-365- 8595 or cindi@roundrocktravel. com, or Carolyn Haf ley, 512- 455-2473.
Please keep Tammy Storey and Elaine McKinney in your prayers as they battle their illnesses. Tammy is dealing with her recent surgery and Elaine will have more surgery coming up soon.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, there will be a Kristi’s Krusaders first annual Rally for the Walk (Walk MS 2010). The event will be held at Nat’s near Milano and will include a bike run, auctions, pool and horseshoe tournaments, music and barbecue.
The first bike will go out at 10 a.m. and $20 will take you on a beautiful ride and be entered in drawings for great prizes. Danny Hernandez of Car-Tunes DJ Service will provide music. Barbecue plates will be available at noon. Maps for the bike ride will be available when the ride begins.
Kristi’s Krusaders is headed by Kristi Ditto Bode, wife of Buster Bode and a 1996 Milano High School graduate. She is the daughter of Ray Ditto of Gause and daughter-in-law of Vicky Jordan of Milano. Kristi was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a couple of years ago.
She, along with members of Kristi’s Krusaders are raising money for this fall’s Walk MS 2010. All proceeds from the benefit will help fund research to find a cure for MS. For more information about the fund-raiser, contact Kristi (254-813-2194), Amber Ditto (254-214-3042) or Nat’s (512-455-6287).
Congratulations to granddaughter Katelyn Gaston on her high school graduation from Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio on June 8 at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum. Attending the graduation from Milano were Chad and Sherry Lagrone, Hayleigh and Keely, Gary and Catrina Steinbecker, Treyton, Breyton and Peyton, Allyson and Dakota Steinbecker, Buck and Marie Bakken, Bradley and Hannah, along with Claude and I.