United Way goal for 2011 is $50,000
Denice Doss

These cold days have chilled me to the bone. I’m not much for cold weather and I am ready for those 50 and 60 degree days that we all love. These last few days of deep freeze temperatures remind me again of why I love living in Texas, most of the time.

ECONOMIC SUMMIT–The City of Rockdale will host an “Economic Summit” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Patterson Center. Make your plans to join us as we make plans for the future of Rockdale.

POLICE BANQUET–Just a reminder about the Police Banquet. If you have any silent auction items you would like to donate call the Chamber or bring them by. The date for the banquet is Jan. 29 with the silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., meal starting at 6:30 and awards ceremony at 7:30. The dance will follow with country singer Shawn Jennings.

UNITED WAY–The United Way of South Milam County is working on their 2011 year and their goal is $50,000 for this year. They are trying to reach new businesses who would be interested in helping the organization. The United Way helps 19 non-profit organizations in the South Milam County area that provide various services to make a better place for all of us to live, work and raise a family.

From fire departments, boy scouts, tutoring programs to senior citizens to Christmas Roundup they ensure that these 19 organizations thrive and can help their clients prosper.

If you are interested in helping UW by donations, or otherwise, contact any of the officers. They are Raymon Puente, president; Connie Schielack, first vice president; Marty Irwin, second vice president; Tom Puccio, secretary/treasurer.

Until next time I leave you with this...Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.

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

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