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Eiland family sets 72nd reunion Sept. 5

Members of the Thomas J. Eiland family will celebrate their 72nd annual reunion on Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockdale, spokesperson Joy Kenjura said.

The meal will be served at noon and everyone is asked to bring a picnic lunch. Tea and paper goods will be furnished.

“Every family member is encouraged to attend and bring another family member who has not attended lately,” Kenjura said. For more information, call, 979- 836-2698.

Ford family reunion set Sept. 5 in Milano

Friends and families of Charlie Franklin Ford and John Wesley Ford are planning to meet for a family reunion Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Milano Community Center. The reunion will begin around 10:30 a.m. and will continue until mid-afternoon, according to Mary Jane Boyd, publicist.

Attendees should bring a covered dish and lunch will be served at noon. Drawings will be held for door prizes. “Bring your family pictures and any games that might be enjoyed,” Boyd said.

Milano Exes’ reunion, homecoming Oct. 23

MILANO—The annual Milano Ex-Students Association reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the MHS cafetorium. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the noon barbecue meal will be catered by The Crossing, at $10 per plate.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the homecoming football game will be held Friday, Sept. 10.

The Association is again taking donations for a silent auction. Items can be brought the morning of the reunion. Proceeds go for mailing costs and scholarships. Items are also needed for a live auction.

Applications are being accepted for the Association’s Fall Mini Scholarships. All MHS graduates who have at least one year (two semesters) of schooling and are enrolled for this fall are eligible. Call Carolyn Hafley, Association secretary, at 512-454-2473 or email carolynhaf and she will mail, email or fax an application.

“This year we are proud to have Ann Hashem Kraft attend the reunion, not only as an exstudent (Class of ‘88) but as a published author. A nn has written The Opera Ghost Lives,” Hafley said.

“If you ever wondered what happened to the characters in the Phantom of the Opera, Ann has written a romantic but suspenseful novel that answers that,” Hafley said. “She will have her books available for sale and she will be glad to sign them too.”

“Our MHS Exes’ reunion brings in funds to help our kids achieve their goals, so make plans to attend and if you can’t, try to make a donation and add to our scholarships,” Hafley said.

Flyers for the reunion will be mailed out Sept. 1.

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