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St. Joseph’s Bazaar set here Saturday

Members of the Ladies Society of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

This annua l event w ill be held at the church’s Education Building on San Gabriel Street in Rockdale. It concludes at 1:30 p.m. with raff le drawing and door prizes.

“There will be baked goods, arts, crafts and a silent auction for your shopping pleasure,” said Kelley Zapata, publicist. “The kitchen will have chicken stew, chili and sandwiches for sale with free coffee to enjoy while shopping.”

Alcoa Retirees Club Christmas party Dec. 9

Alcoa Retirees Club will hold its annual Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Rockdale Knights of Columbus hall, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.

“All retired Alcoa employees are invited and a special invitation is extended to surviving spouses of retired Alcoa employees,” Williams said.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m.

The Czech Chorus from Taylor will provide entertainment and the meeting will feature a gift exchange, Williams said.

Retirees are asked to bring desserts for the meal.

Genealogy society’s dues due by Jan. 26

Milam County Genealogical Society members should make sure their membership dues are paid by the Jan. 26, 2011 meeting in order to be able to vote in the election of officers.

Dues are: Indiv idual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, and suppor ting membership $25. Dues may be paid at any meeting, mailed to MCGS, c/ o Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567 (or dropped off at the library), or mailed to treasurer Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567.

The society’s annual Christmas social will be at the home of Gene and Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale, beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. A “white elephant” gift exchange is planned, cost of gift not to exceed $10. Members wishing to provide a food item for the buffet should call Patricia McKee at 446-5102. —Linda Whorton, publicity

Retired teachers to meet December 9 in Cameron

Milam County Retired Teachers Association’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron. It will feature a semi-formal fellowship and sing-along. Members are asked to bring a Christmas ornament and family and guests of members are invited.—Bram Younts, publicist, 254-697-1672.

RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay committee meeting set Dec. 13

Next committee meeting for Relay For Life of Milam County will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at the Movie Gallery Grill in Cameron, according to Kim Jeter, chair.

“This meeting is open to team captains, team members or any- one that may be interested in helping out,” Jeter said. For more information, call Jeter at 512-760-7194.

Relay For Life sets holiday fund-raisers

The Relay For Life of Milam County will participate in Christmas activities in both Rockdale and Cameron t his weekend, according to event chair Kim Jeter.

Luminaries, in honor of survivors and those lost to cancer will be on sale at the Christmas stroll in Rockdale on Friday, Dec. 3. The lighted bags are $5 each and names will be kept and a new bag made for the actual Relay event in Spring 2011.

The luminaries will be placed around the Christmas tree at Wolf Park rather than along the sidewalk on Cameron Avenue. They will do a “roll call” and announce the names of the individuals honored or remembered with a luminary at 6:15 p.m., Jeter said.

The group will walk in the Cameron parade on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 4. Survivors, caregivers, team captains and team members or just anyone who wants to support Relay can participate. They will be lining up at 8:45 a.m. at Main and Orchard in Cameron, Jeter said. All are asked to wear purple.

They will also have an arts and crafts booth set up from 9 a.m. until noon to hand out information about Relay and will also be selling Relay ornaments. For Life teams, committee members, and anyone interested in becoming a Relay For Life volunteer are encouraged to participate in the entry. For parade details, contact Joy Scruggs at 760-6308.—Millette Fisher, Relay publicist

Cookies for Cancer Bake-Off is Saturday

THORNDALE—Relay for Life Thorndale will sponsor a Cookies for Cancer Bake-Off Saturday, Dec. 4 during the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade.

Contestants may enter cookies in the Traditional, Non-Traditional, Holiday, and Healthy Lifestyle (diabetic/sugarless/gluten-free) categories.

Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third places in each category. Entry fee is $5 per recipe entered. Entry forms, fees and baked goods should be delivered to 107 Main in Thorndale Saturday, Dec. 4, between 8 and 10 a.m. Contest rules and entry forms can be picked up at Thorndale area businesses or contact Deana Caffey, 898-5189 or 898-0421 for more information.— Millette Fisher, Relay publicist

Relay team to sell Christmas ornaments

THORNDALE—Thorndale Relay for Life team Celebration Soldiers will be selling hand painted ornaments for $2 each. Some of the ornaments will be able to be personalized.

The team will be in the building at 107 Main the day of the annual Christmas parade Dec. 4. For more information, call Deana Caffey, 898-5189 or 898- 0421.


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