Patr iot ism proudly displayed at parade

By KAY LAGRONE Reporter correspondent
Hope everyone had a great Ju ly 4t h holiday. The a n nua l Independenc e Day parade and hot dog meal sponsored by the City of Milano had a great turn out. Thanks to everyone that made the events such a success. (See list of parade winners, page 4B.)

Milam County TRIAD will host a free movie that shows us all that there is life after age 55. It will be presented July 8 at the Yoe High School auditorium in Cameron. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Ted Hubert, 512-455- 3635, or Carolyn Haf ley, 512- 455-2473

Friendship Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 12-16 at the church, located seven miles south of Milano on Highway 36. The theme this year is Saddle Ridge Ranch. Ages for the VBS are three years to fourth grade. For more information, call 979- 567-0242.

The Milano Hig h School’s va rsit y cheerleaders a nnua l Rah-Rah Cheer Camp will be 8:30–11:30 a.m. July 15-16 in the school gym. Girls ages four to 11 can participate and registration is $25. For more information, contact MHS cheerleading sponsor Laci Youree, 979-209-4588 or

A summer volleyball camp is schedu led for Ju ly 26 -29 for girls entering fifth through seventh grades. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Milano High School gym. Registration is $40. Camp Tshirts will only be available for those who pre-register. Forms were sent home with the girls during school. Additional registration forms will be available in the high school office if needed.

Auction items are still needed for Kristi’s Krusaders first annual Rally for the Walk (Walk MS 2010). The Aug. 7 event will be held at Nat’s near Milano and w ill include a bike r un, auctions, pool and horseshoe tournaments, music and barbecue. Kristi’s Krusaders is headed by Kristi Ditto Bode, a former Milano resident who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) almost two years ago.

Kristi’s Krusaders are raising money for this fall’s Walk MS 2010. A ll proceeds from the benefit will help fund research to find a cure for MS. For more information about the f undraiser, contact Kristi (254-813- 2194), Marie Bakken (254-718- 0133) or Nat’s (512-455-6287).

Milano ISD has set Oct. 22- 23 as the school’s homecoming weekend. The Eagle football team will host Bartlett that Friday night. The Milano Former Students Association will sponsor its annual meal on Oct. 23 at the high school cafetorium. I will give you more details when they become available. I know there are some classes planning reunions as well.

There are many young ladies and gentleman f rom Milano participating in summer league district softball and baseball tournaments around the area. Good luck to them all.

Chad, Sherry, Hayleigh and Keely Lagrone returned home this week from a visit in Oklahoma with Sherry’s family.

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