Milano celebrates ‘4th’ with parade, free meal
Carol Newman, Milano Mayor Pro Tem, listed parade winners as follows:
Best overall entry— Abigail Olson, electric Jeep decorated red-white and blue.
Floats— 1. Milam County Cowboy Church; 2. Loaves & Fishes Ministry, Steve Telg.
Vintage vehicles/tractors— 1. Anthony Corona, 2000 Lincoln Town Car/Texas Rollerz Car Club; 2. Robert Whitmore, 1954 Allis Chalmers CA Row Crop tractor.
Other motorized entries— 1. Abigail Olson, electric Jeep; 2. “Made in Milano, Texas, USA, Lagrone, Steinbecker and Bakken families; 3. Avrett family 4-wheelers, Cody, Kaycee, Ty, Wes and Brody.
Bicycles, tricycles, etc.— 1. Jaycee, Leslie, Dot and Jake Barfield, red wagon; 2. Brock Gage, bicycle; 3. Mason Westbrook, bicycle.
Horses and horsedrawn buggies, wagons and walkers— 1. Whispered Prayers Ranch, Madeline Jones and Jimann Jones; 2. Madison Westbrook and Maggie Barnett, walking with dog.
Parade Marshall was Gar y Vinton, member of the Milano Volunteer Fire Department and U. S. Army veteran.
The Milano VFD’s new bright yellow pumper led the parade. It was recently donated to the department by Claude Hendrickson, owner of Dixie Contractors.
Theme for the parade was “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Following the parade was a free hot dog meal at the Milano Civic Center, attended by an estimated 150 persons and served by members of the Milano Evening Lions Club.