Independence Day parade, free meal downtown Monday

Reporter correspondent

Make your plans to be in Milano on Independence Day for the city’s annual July 4th parade and free hot dog meal. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Charlie Martin Park and end at the civic center/fire station. This year’s theme is “The American Spirit”.

Entry forms can be picked up and line up begins at 9:30 a.m. Plaques will be awarded in several categories, including, best overall; bicycles and small battery operated; floats; vintage vehicles, tractors, etc.; other motorized (go carts, four-wheelers, lawn mowers, etc.); horses, buggies and wagons.

A free hot dog lunch with all the trimmings will be served immediately following parade inside the civic center, where awards will also be handed out to parade winners.

Friends of the Bailey Bank Building will sponsor a water slide and snow cones that day too. Kids, bring your swimsuits and towels and parents your lawn chairs. Water slide prices are $15 for four hours or $5 per hour. Snow cones will also be available for $1 for small and $2 for large.

The Bailey group is also holding a fund-raiser on a vintage 1940s full-size quilt. It is hand made with a feed sack backing. Donations are $1 each or six for $5. The quilt drawing will be held at noon July 4 at the Milano Civic Center, after the parade. Need not be present to win. I have some donation tickets if you would like to buy them or you can contact Martha Newman for more information at 512-455- 2041.

There will be a “welcome home” party for Chris Barnes from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the Milano High School cafetorium. Chris, a member of the United States Army has been in Afghanistan and is returning to the U.S. for his next assignment. He is a 2001 graduate of Milano High School.

Thank you to Chris and all of our Milano residents and former students that serve or have served in our armed forces.

Enjoyed a visit with Jarrod Blagg on Monday. He is in the US Army and will be stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He is a 1999 graduate of Milano High School.

Milano High School cheerleaders will hold their annual rah-rah camp from July 14-15 at the high school gym. Cost is $25 per camper and the camp will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m for ages 4-11 (as of Sept. 1). You can pre-register to Laci Youree at 979-209-4588.

Thank you to everyone that came out and showed their support for the Kristi’s Krusaders “Rally for the Walk...Walk MS 2011” fund-raiser at Nat’s on Saturday. We enjoyed the barbecue meal. The group raised almost $11,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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