St. Paul Lutheran blood drawing Sunday 8-noon
THORNDALE—The Scott and White Bloodmobile will be back on the campus of St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale this Sunday, Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. until noon.
“What an amazing opportunity to help another person in need,” said Teresa Ging, publicist. “October is Blue Bell month so each donor will receive a coupon for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream, plus a free Blue Bell blood donor T-shirt, a football helmet squeezy, a chance to win a free teeth whitening and a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gift certificates from Woods Flowers.”
Walk-ins are welcomed, Ging said.
Milano Opry set for Saturday at high school
MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 16 in the Milano High School Cafetorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 and children 10 and under get in free.
Headliner is 8-year-old western swing fiddle player Colby Sheppard. Special guests will be 15-year-old Mary Sarah from Houston and Rockdale’s own Ronnie Caywood.
House band members are Lynn Martin, Billy Barnett, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Will Fountain and Tom Cuddy.
Milano Opry’s goal is to raise money for scholarships to give to graduates in the area. For more information, call Lynn Martin at
Manor Oaks to host Halloween Carnival
Manor Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center will host their annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 until 8 p.m.
There will be a costume contest, cake walk, caramel apples, ring toss, face painting, duck pond, foam dart gun and prizes.
“Everyone is invited and we are hoping for a great turnout from the community,” said Missy Morse, director of community relations.
Manor Oaks is located at 222 S FM 487 in Rockdale. For more information, call 446-5893.
Thorndale Relay sets haunted house Oct. 23
THORNDALE—Relay For Life of Thorndale will sponsor a Haunted House fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce building.
“Doors will be open from 7 until 8 p.m. for elementary students and the faint of heart,” said Millette Fisher, Relay publicist. “Thrill-seeking older youth and adults can get their fright on from 8 until 9:30 p.m.”
Admission is $2 each and all proceeds benefit Relay For Life. “Everyone is invited out for a ‘spooktacular’ good time,” Fisher said.
26th annual St. Paul chili feed Oct. 27
THORNDALE—The 26th annual Chili Supper Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall, sponsored by the St. Paul Lutheran School Parent-Teacher Federation (PTF).
Ser v ing, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will offer chili, Frito pie, baked potatoes, homemade baked goods and ice cream. There will also be door prizes, silent and live auctions, games and cakewalk.
“Don’t miss out on a night of fun, prizes and great food,” said Misty McCoy, publicist. “To-go ordering will be available.”
Proceeds from this yearly fundraiser benefit the St. Paul Family Activity Center.
Milam Relay For Life to meet on Monday
Next meeting for the Milam County Relay For Life committee has been set for 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at 1220 S. Highway 77 just north of Minerva, event chair Kim Jeter said.
The group is set to hold it’s kickoff event in November. They are also looking for new committee members.
For more information, cont act Jeter at 760-7194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next genealogy society meeting set October 26
Milam County Genealogic Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the Citizens National Bank-Rockdale conference room.
There will be no meeting in November, and final plans for the December meeting will be made at that time. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity