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Wilhelm, Shuffield will headline Saturday’s Opry

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held on Saturday, July 21 at Milano High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7, according to publicist Lynn Martin.

Admission is $7, with children 10 and under admitted free. This month’s guest headliners will be Lorna Wilhelm and A.T. Shuffield.

Hamburgers, barbecue sandwiches and homemade pies will be for sale.

“You don’t want to miss ‘A Big Show In A Small Town’,” Mar tin said.

Chamber continues fan drive for needy

Area residents can still donate fans to the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual fan drive, Deedra Jacob, Chamber president, reminds.

Donations, either fans or funds for the cause, can be taken to the Chamber office, 1203 West Cameron Avenue.

Bailey Building group hosts ‘100th’ celebration

MIL ANO— Friends of the Bailey Bank Building will hold a fund-raiser event, “Celebration 100,” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the Milano Civic Center, celebrating the 100th birthday of the Bailey Bank Building’s opening on July 27, 1912.

The Friends of the Bailey Bank Building group is working to restore the building to be used for Milano city offices and a conference room available to the community, spokesperson Lynn Martin said. All funds raised will go towards that project.

The night will consist of music provided by local Milam County talent, food and fellowship. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

“Bring your family and enjoy a night of entertainment while supporting the history of Milano,” Martin said.

VFW post conducting school supply drive

VF W Post 6525 and its Ladies Auxiliary are conducting the 2012 Rockdale school supply drive for students who cannot other wise afford the supplies and donations are needed.

Supplies may be taken to the VFW post home, 978 West US 79, or the Chamber of Commerce office, 1203 West Cameron Avenue.

‘Shoes for School’ drive to help needy students

Meadowbrook Baptist Church is sponsoring a Shoes for School drive to help students in need to go back to school in new shoes.

Tax-exempt donations can be made to Meadowbrook Baptist Church for the cause. Shoe donations can be dropped off at the church or the Chamber of Commerce office.

Sign-up for the shoes is required so that correct sizes are bought. Parents whose children need shoes should call either 446-3367 (Meadowbrook) or the Chamber (446-2030) to list shoe sizes needed.

Collection will continue through July and distribution will be Thursday, Aug. 6 at the church fellowship hall.

Kountry Squares to give out dance ‘fun badges’

THORNDALE— Kountr y Squares Dancing Club will start having fun with “fun badges” on the third Thursday of the month, spokesperson Jeanne Sparlin announced.

“Fun badges are dangles that are earned by dancing in a special way,” Sparlin said. “Aggravate the caller night” will be held on Thursday, July 19.

Kountry Squares continue to dance each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Salty Community Church. Visitors are always welcome.

For more information, call 512- 943-0307 or

Town & Country Club’s next meeting July 26

THORNDALE—The Town & Country Club of Thorndale will meet Thursday, July 26, at the home of Nina Montebaro, according to Darleen Tucker, club secretary.

Breast cancer benefit trail ride set August 4

A breast cancer benefit trail ride will be held for Olivia Taylor of Rockdale on Saturday, Aug. 4, starting at 2 p.m. at the Post Oak Community Center, FM 180, Giddings.

This family event will include music and kids’ activities. Admission is $10. Donations can be mailed to National Bank & Trust: Special Account for Olivia Taylor, PO Box 310, La Grange TX 78945. For more information, call 979-224-6905.

Grief support meetings held twice monthly

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings from 5 to 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesdays, according to Greg Nichols, bereavement coordinator. Location is Standards Hospice, 115 N. Central in Cameron. For more information, call 254-284- 0045, extension 2013.

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