Not too late for Christmas Roundup donations
Denice Doss
We have started off the Christmas season with a bang. We had a wonderful weekend with our “All Aboard the Christmas Express.” Friday night we had a costume stroll and tree lighting. We also had the kickoff for the Relay For Life 2011 with luminarias and a role call. This is the start of a wonderful tradition. Then Saturday all day was the activities at the Depot, arts and crafts and the night parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus were at the depot all afternoon and the kids had a great time with them.

The night parade was beautiful and probably the best we have ever had. Thank you to all who entered the parade to kick off Christmas in Rockdale. And a special thanks to the Rockdale Lions’ Club for their delightful parade float that carried Santa and the Missus in the parade. What a wonderful town we have and with all the volunteer help it just makes it all work so well.

The next big project that needs a lot of attention is Christmas Roundup. If you haven’t bought your toys to donate, it is not too late. There are boxes all around town where you drop off your donations of toys, blankets and food. On Saturday morning there will be a toy drop at Busy Bea’s Restaurant. You can drive through and drop them off or come in and eat and drop off your donations. This is always a joint effort of the community to help the less fortunate and you can be a part of it. If you bring one item or a carload we will appreciate your generosity.

I would like to thank these sponsors for their part in our Turkey Giveaway this year. They are Little Tikes Learning Center, Love’s Flowers and Gifts, Michelle Morgan—TxFarm Bureau, Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Ray’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Rockdale Federal Credit Union and Climate Control. This is always a fun promotion and a great way to tell customers thank you for your patronage. We have great businesses in town who give so much.

Until next time I leave you with this...Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home.

Denice Doss is the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president. Email her at or phone 446-2030.

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