On Friday, Marie Bakken and I judged the baked goods and we were quite a team. We decided that if we’d had coffee and Blue Bell Ice Cream it would have been a perfect job so we’ve already put our order in for next year. I also worked the ticket gate with one of my favorite people. Spirits were high and excitement reigned as the fair went into full swing.
I got to spend some time in the Lions’ Club booth and if you didn’t try the Fiesta Bowl that we served up, you missed the best dish of the show. The parade on Saturday was wonderful, thanks to parade chairmen Beverly and Ralph Dizzine. This was their first year and it might have been trial by fire, but they pulled it off and it all went well. All in all it was a great weekend.
Now we just have to get over the tired feet and hurting backs that come from a weekend of fun. Not to mention the less than sufficient sleep. But the one thing that impresses me the most in a weekend like this is the extreme involvement of so many people to make this a big success. Every worker that was at the fair was a volunteer and I couldn’t even venture a guess as to how many people worked tirelessly to put on a premier event. So congratulations to the Rockdale Fair Board and all of the other volunteers who worked hard to bring a fun time to the area.
On Thursday, Oct. 21 we have a reception at the Library starting at 7 p.m. to open a Photo Exhibit titled “A Photographic Journey along El Camino Real de los Tejas.” The 30 photos are of sites along the El Camino de los Tejas Trail, and includes a site in Milam County. The traveling exhibit will remain in Rockdale for two months and be available for viewing by schools, clubs and other organizations. It will travel across Texas for a year.
The reception for this opening is sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rockdale Downtown Association, Linwood Acres Garden Club, Lucy Hill Patterson Library and Rockdale Historical Society. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Until next time I leave you with this.....It takes courage to become happy -- courage to remain true to one’s convictions, courage not to be defeated by one’s weaknesses and negativity, courage to take swift action to help those who are suffering.