Plans in the work s for annual Founders Day

Reporter correspondent

Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) met on Aug. 1 at the community center for their monthly meeting. The main topic of discussion was to finalize plans for the annual CIP Founders Day fund-raiser, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Gause community picnic tables. This will be the 31st year of the celebration.

Gause Athletic Booster Club’s Sugarloaf 5K Fun Run will start the day off with registration from 7:30-8 a.m. The fee is $10 until Aug. 27 and $15 on race day. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 participants registered by mail. Make checks payable to the Gause ISD Booster Club and mail to PO Box 38, Gause TX 77857. All proceeds benefit the GISD Booster Club.

A Fun Run will be held for children fifth grade and below with medals awarded for first through third places.

The 5K will award medals to first through sixth place in junior high boys, junior high girls, high school boys and high school girls divisions and first through third place in adult male and female divisions.

For more information, contact Jessica Lewis, 979-200-1588, Renee Vinton, 979- 255-1331, Kelly Cooper, 979-587-0382 or Gause ISD, 979-279-5891. The made-from-scratch cake and pie contest will be held in the Gause Baptist Church fellowship hall, as in the past. Items need to be there by 8 a.m. All entered items will be auctioned off as part of the fund-raiser following the parade.

J. Lynn Grace is the contact for the annual trail ride. It will form at his home at 7:30 a.m. and will come to Gause for the parade line-up on the Gause ISD school grounds at 9:30 a.m. with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. J. Lynn can be reached at 979-279- 6645. Ribbons will be awarded following the parade.

Booth spaces will be available at the picnic tables for a $5 rental fee. Space is available on a first come, first spot on Saturday morning.

Gause 4-H Club will sell cold drinks and cookies and men of the Gause Baptist Church will sell barbecue plates, sandwiches and wrap-arounds beginning at 11 a.m.

The CIP will hold its annual raffle for prizes and there will be sno cones, ring toss and various games for the youngsters to play.

The CIP invites you to come and be a part of this yearly fundraiser and if you would like to volunteer to help with some of the activities let us know. For more information, contact Delores Fisher, 979-279-5707 or myself, 979-279-2472.

Gause Junior High volleyball team members spent the first part of this week in a volleyball camp at the school gym.

Teachers are scheduled back in their classrooms Thursday, Aug. 11. Students will begin classes on Monday, Aug. 22. Seems its been a short summer, but we have had fun activities.

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Garland Lange who passed away last week.

Tal and Dean Mincey, David and Eve Hedrick and Marilyn Anderson, all of San Juan, Texas, have been recent visitors with Mary Nell and Travis Neely.

Donnie McBee spent Monday through Wednesday of last week in a Bryan hospital having to have a stint put in after test results showed he had a 90-percent blockage.

Jim and Mary Lee of Houston spent the weekend with us. They were here to attend the annual Holdiness Family Reunion. Wayne and Jim’s mother was a Holdiness. Saturday evening, family members gathered for food and fellowship at the country home of Sandra and Edward Dworacz yk near Milano. On Sunday, the family gathered at the Milano Civic Center for a barbecue and covered dish luncheon and visiting.

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