School supplies, shoes for area kids needed
Denice Doss

VFW Post 6525 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary will again be collecting for school supplies this year. If you would like to donate for the collection call Joyce Hurt at 512-966-7761. The giveaway date will be posted later. Meadowbrook Baptist Church is sponsoring a Shoes for School for needy children. Call Denice Doss at 512-760-5623 or the church at 446-3367 to find out about donating shoes or money to this worthwhile effort. We can all work together to help our kids as they get ready for school.

As the month of July marches on and my time here at the Chamber comes closer to an end, I am reminded of the many events and activities we have shared through the years. I appreciate the people who have called and sent notes and for the kindness that I have always had from the community. We have a great town and I know good things are coming. I’ll be watching to see what the next things are that will make this town.

In 2000 I came to the Chamber really not having an idea of how busy an office the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is. The phone calls and visits that come in each day are enough to fill the day. Working with the businesses is a great joy and making friends of all of the members is indeed a perk. Planning festivals and parades was such fun and with the help of phenomenal volunteers made it all easy. This town works together well and that effort will continue I know under the leadership of the new person with the direction of the Chamber Board. I am excited for the new things to come.

I will be in the office for the next few weeks and I’d love for you to stop by and say hello. I will be going to the school in August to work at the High School as the new Coordinator for the ACE Afterschool Program. I am looking forward to working with the high school students and the staff.

Until next time I leave you with this...The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.

Denice Doss is the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president. Email her at or phone 446-2030.

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