Full weekend of events during busy springtime

“G o confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.—Henry David Thoreau

With the Easter Holiday behind us, I am reflecting on the true meaning of Easter to me. The word that seems to come to mind the most is “hope”. We all need to keep those dreams alive and believe in the hope and possibilities of them coming true.

Our community is resilient and we need to be inspired by that and let that fuel the flame. I am renewed with those thoughts and I hope this Easter weekend has renewed all of you.

CIRCUS—The Rotary Club is sponsoring the Carson and Barnes Circus on April 12. There will be two shows. One show will be at 4:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. The chamber has coupons to get $4 off the tickets prices. Tickets are also being pre-sold at RFCU, Citizens National Bank and The Rockdale Reporter. Be sure and get your kids out to see the lions and tigers and bears...oh my.

FISH FRY—Place of Hope will have a fish fry fund-raiser from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the KC Hall. All proceeds will be donated to benefit the Place of Hope and ladies from the committee will be out there to visit and spread the word about this very worthy and may I say blessed cause. Hope to see all of you out there for that.

NATURE FEST—Milam County Nature Festival will be Saturday, April 14 at Rockdale Fair Park. This free event is in its third year and the featured animal this year is— bats. There will be hands on activities for the kids, nature exhibits and demonstrations as well as several presentations by the experts. Contact Connie Roddy or Paul Unger for Nature Festival information; roddyconnie@yahoo.com or 512-461-6421, and paulunger05@gmail.com or 512-760-5788.

SPRING JAM—Apache Pass will host the Silver Spur Spring Jam on Saturday. This event has changed names. It used to be Bevo Bash. Check out the website, www.spursspringjam.com, for more information. They have a great line-up of country music and proceeds go to benefitting the Neighborhood Longhorn Foundation and the BEVO Endowment.

MARC RUN—The 11th annual MARC Run benefiting The Milam Adult Resource Center of Milam County a 501c3 (nonprofit) organization will be held Saturday. MARC serves Milam County residents that have physical and learning disabilities teaching them valuable life skill tasks that most people take for granted. The ride will be held at The Ranch and is $20 for rider and $25 with a passenger. Ride fee includes a barbecue meal for all participants after the ride. They will also be selling plates to the public starting at 11:30 a.m. until sold out for $8 a plate.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at The Ranch with first bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and DJ music. There will also be a live auction with something for everyone beginning at 4:30. For more information call Charles Starr 512-540-2561.

VFW COOKOFF—The VFW Post 6525 will be hosting their spring cook-off on Saturday. Brisket, ribs and chicken will be judged. Entry fee is $20 per category. There is room for six campsites on the grounds. You can sign up the day of the event before 9 a.m. Please call James Adcock for more details at 512- 446-2708 or 254-541-6249.

DEWBERRY RUN—The Dewberry Fun Run is scheduled for April 21. Please put this great event on your calendar and come out to support ATD. For more information on this event please contact Melissa Barcuch at (512) 446-6092.

I hope you all have a great week.

Deedra Jacob is the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president. Email her at djacob@rockdalechamber.com or phone 446-2030.


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