Families enjoying summer vacations
F amilies around are enjoying days of vacation together.
Wanda and Alfred Coats and family members Sherri and James Rasco, Noah and Mckenzie Coldiron, Wesley and Melanie Rasco, Hayden and Gracie, Phillip Rasco and friend Cole Sheppard, James’s sister Joy and husband Barry, daughter Megan and a friend, son Matthew and James’s mom and step - dad, Joyce and Aamon Bailey spent several days last week vacationing at Garner State Park.
They relaxed in the pool and hot tub, rode the rapids several times and had a great time visiting together. Wanda made homemade ice cream for the group several times. Before returning to their homes on Sunday they stopped in Bandara for dinner.
Renee’ and Jerry Vinton, Seth, Calla and Isaac and Ray Cass joined Desiree’ and Allen Reese, Lily and Lucy of Thorndale for several days of vacationing in Galveston.
Mr. and Mrs. George Lambert Sr. are back at home in Gause af ter spending some time in Terrell with their daughter and family.
Weekend guests with Lisa and Scott Koenig and children were his parents, Billy and Marilyn Koenig from Louise. They came especially at this time to attend the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation regional track meet held July 13-14 at Baylor University in Waco, in which they had grandchildren participating.
When they returned to Gause they celebrated grandchildren, Wyatt and Kadance birthdays with a big party day of fishing, swimming, food, birthday cake and other fun activities with all the family members here in Gause.
Coaches Bill Jones, Misha Davis and Lisa Koenig accompanied the Gause track team, the Cr usaders, to Baylor for the regional track meet. Those from the Gause team who will be going to the state meet in Corpus Christi on July 26-29 are Faith Walton who won third in the mile, Devonte Jones first in the 80 meter hurdles, the sprint relay (A alon, A neise Pierce, Kadance Koenig, Makyla Dunn) placed second and McKenzie Mathews and Nadia Pierce will attend as alternates, T.J DeMerritt second in 400, Shawn Pierce third in 800 meter run.
Lisa gave me this info over the phone and I know for sure that it’s not reported as it should be, but at least you know who the winners are and we are proud of these youngsters and appreciate the coaches who take the time to spend their summer working with these children, our future.
The descendents of the late Professor Smith will hold their family reunion in remembrance of Prof. Smith 49 years of service, (40 of which were in the school here) this weekend July 20-22. Everyone is invited to their annual cookout at 6:30 p.m. Friday, at the home of his daughter, Dorsie Wilson here in Gause.
Gause 4-H members Nate Gray, Katelyn Trowbridge, Abigail Olson and Abbigail Miller joined other Milam County 4-H members in attending the Multicounty camp at the Methodist Conference Center in Palestine last weekend. Gause club adult leaders attending were Elizabeth Miller and Jennifer Trowbridge.
Kelly Lee-Cooper joined County 4-H Extension Agent Cheryl Walker in helping judge District 8 4-H record books last Thursday. Milam County had a number of members who placed. From the Gause 4-H Club, Cameron Cooper, intermediate age division, placed first in goats and Kendall Lee, intermediate age division, placed second in consumer education.
A reminder Gause ISD coach Jordan Dent and adult volunteer Jerry Vinton will be hosting a football skills camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at the Gause ISD practice field. They will work on skills and play a 7-on-7 game at the end of the camp. Camp attendees will get lunch and a T-shirts.
This is open to boys entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Cost is $20 per student and if you need more information please call Jordan Dent at 979- 219-4368.
Remember to start making plans for your youngsters to attend Vacation Bible School at Gause Baptist Church the evenings of July 29 to Aug. 2.