Fifth Tejas Fest is in the books


Well if you missed the Tejas Art, Book and Cultural Festival this weekend you missed a great time. Of course the weather was not on our side but we can’t complain too much because this is our 5th year and the first year to have rain. We got to experience all the weather elements of Texas including hail, rain, wind, cold and then sunshine and warm. It was quite a day and we battled the elements for a great day.

The authors did a great job, the ventriloquist was delightful, the Native American Tales were enjoyable, the food was good and the car show had some diehards who came despite the weather. The play at the Kay Theatre definitely gave us a glimpse of what is to come once the Kay Theatre is completed. It was a fun day and the Depot still sold out their famous sausage wraps. We have put the 5th Annual Tejas to bed and we will soon be planning for year number six.

The annual Chamber Banquet is scheduled for March 24 and our theme this year is “Community Celebration.” We will have entertainment and a great time in presenting our awards for Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Citizen, Business of the Year, Organization of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. This is always a good opportunity for the membership to be together and have a good time.

A few years ago we streamlined the program and people seem to like that. So come for a good time, good food and revel with the winners as we celebrate our community. We still have some gold and silver sponsor spots available. Let us know and we’ll see you at our 59th Annual Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Believe it or not the time changes this weekend and we are fully into spring. I can see the flowers peeking out despite some cool nights. I know before long it will be in full array as we relish this time of the year when all things are new. So be sure and change your clocks.

I ate the best potato salad at Rotary this week that I have ever eaten. Boil new potatoes until soft, peel or not (your choice), cut up but don’t mash. Cut up green onions and add to potatoes. Put in Oscar Meyer Bacon Bits and Ranch dressing to the consistency you would like. Make the day ahead and it is better. I know you will agree that it is the best.

Until next time I leave you with this...The more happiness we bring to others, the happier we ourselves become.

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