NEWSBRIEFSRide for the Cure’ slated for Saturday
The first annual “Ride for the Cure” benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Cliff’s Tavern in downtown Rockdale.
Registration is at 10 a.m. The ride is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $20 per rider or $25 with a passenger. Fee will include food for participants and one door prize ticket per paid vehicle.
Stops will include The Nugget in Hearne, Harps in Bryan, The Longhorn in Caldwell, Cyndi’s Hawg Stop in Hogg.
“The ride is for motorcycles, hot rods and antique cars but all vehicles are welcome,” said Pam King, organizer.
Trophies will be awarded for best-in-show in each category. The event will also include live entertainment, a frozen T-shirt contest, auction, 50/50 drawing, bikini bike wash and live entertainment.
For more information or to donate auction items, call Lori Currie at 512-269-5135, King at 512-269-6369 or Cliff’s Tavern at 512-446-5916.
Proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Community festival Oct. 29th at KC Hall
A Community Fall Festival has been scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Rockdale KC Hall.
The event, hosted by local businesses and organizations, is free and includes prizes, games, treats and a free hot dog meal for children, according to Rodney Barcak, spokesman.
He said the alcohol-free event includes a free hot dog meal and drinks for the kids.
Anyone interested in contributing may call Barcak at 446- 6948.
Benefit for Terrilynn Williams set Oct. 30
A benefit for Terrilynn Williams, the driver and only survivor of a May 26 train-vehicle crash which claimed the lives of three children, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at Healing Handzz, 225 North Main.
Activities include barbecue to go, bake sale, drinks, a jumprope a-thon, basketball throw, fund-raising prize ticket sales, a silent auction and more.
A health fair will also be held in conjunction with the benefit, featuring a blood drive and a representative from Burleson- Milam Special Services available to answer questions on bullying, bipolar disease.
Family Planning representatives will answer questions on violence prevention, teen pregnancy and more.
A Halloween bash for children will include a hula hoop contest, bicycle and water safety presentations, fire truck tours, apple bobbing, tow sack races, costumes and candy.
VFW lists winners from Oct. 9 cookoff
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 has listed winners from its annual chili-stew cookoff, held Oct. 9 at the post home west of Rockdale:
Beans— 1. Emmett Drehr; 2. Kayrinn Taylor; 3. Paul Kruse and Boyd Taylor; DAL (last) Dub Fatheree and Buddy Baggerly.
Stew— 1. Jimmy and Eddie Baxter; 2. Ray Hurt; 3. Justin Fatheree.
Chili— 1. Buddy Baggerly and Dub Fatheree; 2. James Wilson; 3. Jimmy and Eddie Baxter.
50/50— Emmett Drehr.
Line flushing ahead for City of Rockdale
City Manager Kelvin Knauf has announced water lines will be flushed the nights of Oct. 20 (east side) and Aug. 21 (west side).
Lines are flushed on a monthly basis.
Knauf asked residents to run cold water taps the next morning until the stream runs clear.
Food distribution set Thursday at old HEB
The monthly visit of the Capital Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry is set for Thursday, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.
She said distribution gets under way at 9 a.m. on the old HEB Parking lot.
“Since this distribution relies totally on volunteer help, we need a large number of volunteers to assist us on Thursday,” she said
Sifuentes said no special training is needed.
“Just show up a little before 9 a.m. on Thursday and we will put you to work,” she said.
For more information about the effort call Sifuentes at 512- 446-6475.