It is important to give back for future generations

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”— Albert Einstein W hat a profound quote.

To look at our lives as dependent on the labors of others and how important it is to give back. I think of our ancestors and the “labors of love” that were given to make our lives easier. I hope that our generation does the same thing for our children.

DR. ESTELL BOOK—Dr. Lucile Estell has written a book titled, “Images of America– Rockdale.” Many books have been sold but there are still some available. Please stop by the chamber and pick up your copy today.

OUTDOOR EXPO—The Chamber is gearing up for their second annual Central Texas Hunting and Outdoor Expo which will be held Sept.21-22. We are so excited that our feature band this year will be the famous, “Little Texas”. You will not want to miss this event.

We are taking applications for vendors and barbecue teams. So get your spot as soon as possible. You can download applications and look at all the exciting activities planned by going to our website,

KAY FUN RUN—The Kay Theatre will be hosting their seventh annual 5K run on Sept. 29. Check in will be from 7:30–8 a.m. with the Kids Kay starting at 8 a.m. and the main run starting at 8:30. Applications can be picked up at the Chamber.

FAIR TIME—Rockdale Fair will be Oct. 18–20 with the Miss Rockdale Pageant on Oct. 13. More information to follow soon.

TRADE DAYS—The first annual El Camino Real Trade Days will be Oct. 27–28. This new event will highlight the El Camino Trails and will be a weekend full of unique vendors centered at Apache Pass and spreading out between Cameron, Rockdale and Thorndale.

We are excited about the future of this event and know it will be an asset to Milam County.

I hope you all have a great week.

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

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