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BASIC MAYHEM

Join in the fun and festivities during March
Kathy Cooke

Greetings from among the living. I am back at work now after recovering from my first ever bout with pneumonia. I do not recommend it.

Welcome Spring! I am ready for some beautiful weather and running and playing outside with grandson Reese. The worst part about being sick was that I couldn’t be around him. I just felt like if I could get my arms around him I would be cured instantly. I sure do wish I could bottle those hugs, I’d make a fortune.

Bill and I kept him last night and he is a non-stop mover and shaker. And he’s a fast little thing too. I was sure glad there were two of us to tag team him.

Of course, I asked Bill “Do you think that maybe we are a little slower than we used to be?” He said that was a definite possibility!

Reese is particularly interested in all the “No-no”s. Electrical sockets, cords of any kind but especially the ones for the window blinds and Scentsy warmers.

And he absolutely loves our big furry dog and our cats. Our cats are scared to death of him and he chases and tortures them endlessly. They probably deserve it.

Lots of things happening in Rockdale in March. This weekend is Market Days and the 5th annual Tejas Art and Book Festival. Market Days will be this Saturday are always a great place to pick up some gifts or cool new things and there will be some great vendor booths at Tisket A Tasket and Antique Queens.

Tejas Festival will feature some great entertainment and activities downtown. There will be artists and authors, nature and gardening programs, food booths and much more.

There will be activities throughout the day at the library, the Depot and the Kay Theatre.

Rockdale Downtown Association will hold their Auto & Bike Show and Swap Meet, which is always popular.

New this year is a play at the Kay, featuring playwright Fernando Dovalina and Houston actress Dolly Fisher which will be a crowd pleaser.

Come by and visit the Lions Club booth in front of The Reporter. We will have snacks and drinks for sale.

Also on Tuesday, March 8 the Rockdale Noon Lions will hold their 11th annual Pancake and Bacon Supper from 5-7:30pm. This year the location will be at Busy Bea Cafe at 1200 W. Cameron.

Becky Marek will be sharing her special recipe pancakes with us and the Lions will be cooking and waiting tables. Who doesn’t love pancakes and bacon, especially if someone else cooks it for them?

March is the month for the Rockdale Noon Lions annual Food Drive to benefit the Rockdale Food Pantry. The Rockdale Reporter will be the drop off point again this year. The drive will run through Wednesday, March 30. The Reporter is open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we are ready to accept your food pantry items.

Items needed are canned soups, canned chili, canned meat and pasta products such as spaghetti and meat sauce, canned fruits, canned vegetables, all types of canned meat products, macaroni and cheese mixes, peanut butter, small boxes of dry cereal.

And other items such as toilet paper, paper towels and bar hand soap are always needed.

Rockdale Noon Lions is celebrating our 70 year anniversary. See page 2B.


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