Holiday season is quickly upon us
Hello, Rockdale. First of all I want to tell all of you Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are having a wonderful visit with your friends and family and that you are thinking about all that we have to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family and for my friends and that I have the opportunity to live in such a great community.
Rockdale will have its “Old Fashioned Christmas in Old Towne Rockdale” on Dec. 2-3. Please plan to attend and visit all the vendors and shops and enjoy the entertainment. Also make sure that your little ones get a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He and Mrs. Claus will be at the depot from 4- 6 p.m. on Saturday. The lighted parade will follow at 6:30.
There are a couple of new activities this year. One is the “dog show” from 9 a.m.-noon. Awards will be given to category winners. Also this year there will be a dance at the Ranch benefiting Christmas Round-up. “Crop Dusters” will be performing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and 100 percent of door sales will go to Christmas Round-up. Please come support our community and have a great time that night.
The sixth annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run will also be Saturday, Dec. 3 benefiting Milam County needy children. The run will begin and end at the Ranch with registration beginning at 10 a.m. For information please call Charles Starr at 512-540-2561 or Neal Ferrell at 512-446-2821.
Also remember to purchase your New Year’s Eve tickets at www.rockdalechamber.com. This year Texas Unlimited Band will be performing and we will dance our way into 2012. I hope to see you all there.
This Saturday, Nov. 26 is “Shop Small Businesses” Day. Please help support our local small businesses and go out this Saturday to see what special and unique products Rockdale has to offer.
Deedra Jacob is the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 446-2030.