Even the Grinch will have some fun this weekend

There will be a flurry of Christmas activity this weekend so don’t stay home and miss it!

Even the Grinch himself will smile and have fun, in spite of himself.

Don’t forget about the 6th annual Buddy Oney Toy Run on Saturday. It will start at The Ranch at 10 a.m.

Proceeds will be split between Milam County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Rockdale Christmas Roundup.

If you don’t ride a motorcycle or can’t stay all day, that’s ok, you can still contribute.

They are accepting new toys or cash donations. You can drop off either of those at The Ranch or call Charles Starr for more information at (512) 540-2561.

There will be an Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration in downtown Rockdale Friday night and all day Saturday. The lighted Christmas Parade will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

New this year will be a dance Saturday night at The Ranch. “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.

There is also the annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Society Bazarr on Saturday.

You must go and get some of their Chicken Stew and other homemade goodies and you know those ladies are some of the best cooks anywhere around.

They are also having a Prize Drawing and we are selling chance tickets here at The Reporter. They can also be bought from any church member and the prizes are great! -kc- Ann Sonntag sent this to my Mom. She clipped it out of a Reporter 31 years ago.

Mom made this and we just had it at Thanksgiving. It was so good, 31 years later.

Mrs. Sonntag writes:

Peggy, I came accross a recipe from your column dated April 10, 1980, for Cindy Pendleton’s That Good Orange Stuff.

I thought perhaps you might like it. This is called Green Stuff by my family.

The real name for it is:

Pineapple-Cheese Salad
1 cup hot water
1 cup pineapple juice (saved
from drained pineapple)
1 (3oz) package lime Jell-O
12 large marshmellows

Mix above in top of a double boiler and stir over heat until the marshmellows melt. Let cool, then add following:

1 cup drained, crushed pineapple 1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup diced celery
1 large package cream cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 cup whipping cream,

Beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise, in a mixer, then fold into the Jell-O mixture, with the other ingredients, and pour into a mold, or pan.

Chill overnight, or until congealed. Enjoy!

The original recipe calls for a cup of diced celery—but John did not like celery, so I omitted it.

(Thanks for sending this in Mrs. Sonntag. It sure brought back some yummy memories!)

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