‘Rockdale is a little jewel’

A nother great week in Rockdale, Texas. We had someone looking at a building in Rockdale to open a new business last week and his comments were, “Rockdale is a little jewel.” I totally agree. We have a great location, good people and we have caring businesses. Visitors come into the Chamber all the time and brag on our little town.

Of course some of them are surprised we didn’t fold up and die after the ALCOA closing but after that initial shock, they are complimentary of our town. We can choose to be negative and bark about all of the down side of Rockdale or we can be positive and celebrate all of the good things we have to offer. Which one do you choose?

Good things are coming but it takes us all to work together to make those good things happen. So if you would like to get involved call the Chamber and let’s get busy. Rockdale is where “Great Events Happen Here.”

Last week we had ribbon cuttings for two new businesses— The Nic Nac Shack, with owner Virginia Manning, and the opening of Michelle Lehmkuhl, Attorney at Law’s new office. Both businesses are great additions to Rockdale and only build a stronger business climate. Also Rockdale Welding celebrated their one year anniversary on Friday. Congratulations to all of these.

Friday and Saturday is Relay For Life in Milam County. It is so good that the county gets together to work on such a good cause. This year it is in Cameron at the junior high track. Get out and support this worthwhile effort.

On Sunday, May 15 Leadership Milam will host the “County wide Kickoff for Suicide Prevention”, starting at 2 p.m. at the Milam County Cowboy Church on US 77. Refreshments and entertainment will round off the afternoon. Several speakers will be addressing suicide awareness and the resources available both locally and nationally. Bring your family and friends.

The elections will be held Saturday so be sure to go out and vote. These candidates will determine the future of Rockdale. That is an important mission but you too can have a part in that, by voting. If you live in the city limits you can vote for school board and city council. If you live out of the city limits you can vote for the school board alone.

Voting will be held at the City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Get out and vote. And don’t feel like your vote doesn’t count, many elections have been determined by one or two votes—don’t miss out on having your vote count.

Until next time I leave you with this...One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

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