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24th Mayfest Sunday

The 24th annual St. Joseph’s Mayfest is set for Sunday, May 1 at the Rockdale KC Hall. Brisket and sausage dinners will be available for $8 a plate starting at 11 a.m.

There will be a silent auction, homemade kolaches and baked goods, plus live entertainment by Broken Chains.

Also on tap will be a live auction at 1 p.m. Children’s activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milano Jamboree

MIL ANO — The monthly Milano Country Junction Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Civic Center. “All listeners and musicians are invited and refreshments will be available,” said Tena Galbreath, publicist.

Milano VFD garage sale

MILANO–The Milano VFD Ladies Auxiliary will hold a garage sale May 5-7 at the Milano Civic Center/Fire Station.

Sale times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5- 6 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7, president Jane Yoakum announced.

The building will be open daily beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 2 to receive donations. For more information, contact Yoakum at 446-5110, Lois Love at 455-7915 or Carolyn Vinton at 455-2364.

Masons set fish fry

Rockdale Masonic Lodge 414 AF & AM will serve up catfish meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the lodge home off US 77 north.

Plates of catfish, hush puppies, homemade cole slaw, homemade beans and tea will be sold for $8 to dine-in or to-go, according to James Powell, spokesman. Desserts are also available. Proceeds will go to the lodge, scholarship fund and other sponsored programs.

Tickets can be purchased from any Mason or at Bob’s Speedy Lube.

Matinee Musical Club

Matinee Musical Club held its April meeting in the home of Mona Butala with Donnie Rinn co-hostess. Refreshments were served.

Fifteen members answered President Leah Thomason’s roll call. The collect was recited and the song of the month was led by Lisa Loewe.

A note from incoming State President Cletis Williamson expressed thanks for the club’s work in helping host the state convention in Waco. Members attending the convention gave reports. A silent auction raised over $2,000, most ever at a state convention. Thank-you notes will be sent to local businesses for items donated for convention goody bags.

Chairman Donnie Rinn asked members to sign up for times to participate in National Music Week May 1-9. Area student musicians who qualified for state competition will perform at the club’s May meeting.

Donnie Rinn and Mona Butala led a program, “Poetry and Music— Patterns of Our Lives.” Performers were Judy Hudson, Annette Griesbach and Pat Owen with Nancy Anton accompanist.

The meeting closed with members singing the benediction, led by Lisa Loewe. Matinee is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.— Dixie Whitmore, reporter

Crown Garden Club

Crown Garden Club members, along with one guest, journeyed to Round Top on Thursday, April 21 and toured the Festival Concert Hall with it’s hand- crafted interiors and it’s landscaped gardens with fountains and plantings.

Adjacent to the Hall is the Edythe Bates Old Chapel which was built in La Grange in 1883 as the Episcopal Methodist Church of La Grange. The building was moved to Festival Hill in 1994 and extensively restored.

The group toured the Menke House’s herb and flower beds, followed by lunch in Round Top.

Sunshine Quilt Guild

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild members will meet at 9: 30 a.m. Thursday, April 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. For more information call Eddie Davidson, 446- 6316.

Milam Retired Teachers

Milam County Retired Teachers Association met at the Bistro Restaurant in Cameron April 13 and heard reports from committee chairs.

Future meetings will be May 11 at the Minerva Community Center and June 8 at Rockdale General Store. May 10 is the Spring Leadership Conference in Huntsville.

A memorial wooden plaque is being made to honor and remember deceased members.

Following the meeting, Jackie Thornton led members on a tour of the county courthouse.— Bram Younts, reporter

Town & Country Club

THORNDALE—Thorndale Town & Country Club met in the home of Lanette Tucker April 14 with 10 members and two guests, Cathy Sweazea and Betty Bittner, attending.

A club tour of the Antique Rose Emporium near Brenham was planned. The trip will include shopping and lunch at It Must Be Heaven.

Games of bingo were played with each member winning a kitchen item. Easter cards were sent to life members Jamie Fish, Lenora Jackson and Lucille Towery. A report was heard on the club’s bake sale during the Thorndale Chamber’s Quilt/Car/ Crafts March 26.

The hostess exhibited items made by club members in the club’s early days. She also displayed quilts she had made and a black ceramic ant.

Refreshments of finger foods, salads and desserts were served.—Darleen Tucker, secretary to get everyone in the county involved by wearing purple this day.

“ We are also hoping that businesses and churches will put up purple bows or ribbons around their trees,” event chair Kim Jeter said.

Proceeds benefit Milam County Relay F or Life to be held at 6 p.m. May 13 at Cameron Jr. High Track.

‘Team Tammy’ sale

MIL ANO – Relay For Life “ Team Tammy” will hold a multi - family garage sale Saturday, April 30 in front of Smokin’ Oak BBQ in Milano. To donate items for the sale call Jennifer Mueck, 254- 482- 0778, or Marie Bakken 254-718- 0133. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

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