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‘Spring breakers’ enjoy Texas state parks

By WANDA LEE
Reporter correspondent

Hope all of you had a great Spring Break with your family and friends. All students and teachers back to the grind.

Gause ISD girls and boys track teams will participate at a meet at Holland this Friday. Good luck kids.

Lois Wilkins spent the break with her children at McKinney Falls State park. She joined Beverly and Johnny Nigliazzo, Kylen Nigliazzo, Shelli, Clay and Case Sheppard and they met Eric and Shana Slepper, Ethan and Morgan from Kerrville.

On Wednesday, which was Lois’s birthday, they went to Austin and toured the Bob Bullock History Museum and toured the State Capitol.

On March 12, Calla Vinton, member of Robertson County Girl Scout Troop 9506, and fellow Girl Scout member Alexis Welch visited the Texas State Capitol in Austin in celebration of the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts. They attended a ceremony on the South Capitol Steps where they listened to speeches from Girl Scout Alumni, had a sing-a-long and made a Friendship Circle with all 3,000 Girl Scouts in attendance.

The girls ate birthday cupcakes and toured the capitol before heading home. The highlight of their trip was meeting a Girl Scout Alumni that was present for the 25th birthday of the Girl Scouts in 1937. Renee Vinton took the girls to this celebration.

On Wednesday the Vinton family including Renee and Calla, Jerry, Seth and Isaac made a trip to Glen Rose to the Dinosaur Valley State Park. They hiked to the river where they saw two sets of dinosaur prints. Then on to a ride through Fossil Rim Wild Preserve where they saw a three-monthold rhino and two baby giraffes. They really enjoy the day and plan on making this trip again in the future.

On Wednesday, Gause 4-H members Seth Vinton, Kendall Lee, Connelly and Cameron Cooper and leaders Kelly Cooper and myself joined other Milam County 4-H members and leaders and County Extension agent, Cheryl Walker in Temple for a trip to the Ronald McDonald House to take collected can tabs and needed items for the House. The group was given a tour of the nice facilities that is for family members to say when a child in the hospital there in Temple.

On Saturday, April 7, Gause Baptist Church will host the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at the church. Youngster who want to participate need to have eggs that are to be hidden at the church or Coats Grocery by 9:30 a.m.

At 10 a.m. there will be a short program in the church sanctuary for the youngsters and parents. Each family is requested to bring some type of refreshments that will be served following the hunt.

On Easter Sunday morning at 7 the Gause Baptist Church invites you to Easter Sunrise Services to be held on the church lawn.


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