Mixer, ribbon cutting set to be held this week
Wow, what a wet week. I want to say thank you to the RVFD and all who helped those in need during the flooding last week. I say this a lot but I don’t know what our community would do without these guys and I appreciate all they do for us. We have a full calendar of events coming to Rockdale.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, Rockdale Welding Supply is hosting a chamber mixer and ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. I want to congratulate Randy Fletcher on his new business and want to invite all of you to come out and congratulate him in person. He will have appetizers and drinks and it is a good time for all of Rockdale’s business owners and citizens to visit and share news. I look forward to seeing you all there.
The Piano Bar will have their ribbon cutting this Friday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. Owner CJ Foster has remodeled the restaurant. I encourage all of you to come see the changes and congratulate CJ on becoming a new chamber member.
Rockdale’s annual Tejas Festival is scheduled for March 2-3. Make sure you make plans to attend this annual event to experience the arts at their finest. We will have authors at the schools and the Lucy Hill Patterson Library as well as artists showcasing their work at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Saturday. Rita Kirkman will be conducting her “workshop for artists” on March 1-2. We will also have activities at the Wolf Park Pavilion and I&GN Train Depot throughout the day on Saturday.
The Milam County Festival and BBQ Cook-off is set for March 23- 24. This event will be at the Fair Park and will include a carnival, Full House Karaoke on Friday night, Brian and Carrie Weaks will be performing from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday and Lee Baker and the Kydells will be performing on Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There will be a rib eating contest on Friday night with a cash prize for the winner. There will be arts and crafts vendors under the pavilion and food vendors on Saturday. If you are interested in being a vendor for this event, please call the chamber at 446-2030 or go online to www.rockdalechamber.com. There is still room to book your barbecue team for the cook-off as well.
The Rockdale Noon Lions Club will host their annual pancake supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Busy Bea’s. Tickets are available at the Chamber. Please help support this organization and all that they do for our community.
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rockdale Rotary Club will co-sponsor our annual shredder project from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24. The cross shredder will destroy all materials on site. Individual are free. Businesses will be charged 16 cents per pound. No big binders (plastic or cardboard) or large clips please. For more information or if you know you will be participating please sign up by calling the chamber.
The Chamber is also planning our annual banquet. If you have a business, citizen or organization you would like to nominate for an award, please call the chamber or email us your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.