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Masons to sell BBQ Saturday at Walmart

Rockdale Masonic Lodge 414 AM&AF will be holding a barbecue fund-raiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Walmart parking lot and continuing until sold out.

Bob Stephens, senior deacon at the lodge, said items to be sold will include chopped brisket sandwiches, sliced brisket sandwiches, sausage wraps and meat by the pound.

Fall Festival planned Saturday at Wolf Park

A community-wide Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Wolf Park in downtown Rockdale, according to Tara Zamora, organizer.

The event will feature free games and prizes, two Halloween costume contests (one for ages 1-5 and the other for ages 6-11). There will also be a pumpkins race, bounce house, moon walk, face painting, cupcake walk, hay ride, caramel apples and more, Zamora said.

“Kids need to bring their Halloween buckets and wear their costumes,” Zamora said. “Parents must accompany all children attending.” For more information call Zamora, 210-428-8569

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will work on quilts for the holidays, said Eddie Davidson, spokesperson.

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.

Linwood Acres club hears about yard art

Linwood Acres Garden Club met Oct. 13 at the autumn-decorated home of Sandy Glaser. Marie Freiling and Joy Reagan were co-hostesses. New members welcomed were Doris Robbins and Janice King.

The club discussed a trip to Brookwood on Nov. 10 and the Zone II garden club meeting that Linwood club will host Nov. 18. Plans were made for helping with a reception for the El Camino group at the city library.

A prog ram, “L a nd sc aping With Yard Art,” was given by Marlene Gillman of Killeen. She presented many tips for landscaping.

Tips: Where grass won’t grow, create a mulch pathway to add visual interest. For new plants, always research “mature plant size.” It is important to know what to expect and to allow adequate space. Plant in threes: This classic rule gives an opportunity to make an impression and it looks more natural.—Billie Noack, reporter

Boy Scout-benefit team roping Sunday

A Boy Scout Troop 790-benefit team roping will be held Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Rockdale Fair Park arena. Books will open at 1 p.m. and roping will start at 1:30.

For more information call Leroy Stephens, 760-5222, or Steve Morris, 254-697-4217.

Milano Jamboree coming up Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Country Junction Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Milano Civic Center.

Admission is free and all visitors and musicians are invited,” said Tena Galbreath, publicist. Refreshments will be available. For more info, call 446-5286.


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