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Kay Foundation sets ‘5-Kay’ event Sept. 29

Kay Theater Foundation’s annual “5-Kay” run/walk and “un-run” will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, starting and ending at the historic Kay Theater, 350 North Main Street.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Foundation’s ongoing restoration of the 1947 downtown theater into a performing arts venue and community events center.

Events include kids fun run, and the “5-Kay” (3.2-mile) run/walk on a scenic and certified course through Rockdale.

“Un-runners can support the cause by pulling up a lawn chair, grabbing some food and watching the action,” said Les Davenport, Foundation president.

Entr y fees are: Kids’ Kay, $ 8 pre-registration, 410 on race day; “5-Kay” run/walk and “un-run,” $15 pre-registration, $20 on race day.

Cash prizes of $100 will go to the first-place overall male and female finishers. All other awards will be trophies in a variety of age divisions.

Entry blanks with full details can be downloaded from this newspaper’s web site,

Special Needs fun day planned for Sept. 15

The fourth annual “meet and greet” Special Needs Network fun day will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Rockdale Fair Park pavilion, 200 Walnut Street.

“This is a time for families of children with varied disabilities to come together for food, fun and fellowship,” said Denitra Rideaux, spokesperson.

Events and activities will include a bounce house, hay ride, food and drinks, face painting, games, arts and crafts, balloons and clowns.

FMI: Denitra Rideaux, 446-4910 or 512-626-6583; Rita Schupp 254- 931-4745; or Teresa Mireles, 446- 5408.

La Escuelita sets 10th fall cookoff for Oct. 6

La Escuelita (the little school) will hold its 10th annual fall cookoff fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 6 at the La Escuelita grounds off US 79, just east of the Rockdale KC Hall.

Cookoff categories are menudo, chili, beef, chicken and pork. Entry fee is $15 per category. The cookoff will begin at 8 a.m. but cookers can set up the night before or by 7:30 a.m. Oct. 6.

There will be horseshoe and washer tournaments at noon, with entry fees for both events $10 per team.

A variety of music will be presented throughout the day by Fred Silva. Breakfast tacos will be sold from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Other food for sale beginning at 11 a.m. will be brisket, sausage, fideo, beans, cheese nachos with jalapeno peppers, pickles, and water. Sodas will not be sold but attendees are welcome to bring their own (no glass containers allowed).

Vendor booths will be available for $10 per space, but no food vendors will be allowed.

FMI: Dee Lerma, 446-6833.

Locklin Cemetery Assn.

THORNDALE¬≠— Locklin Cemetery Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Senior Citizens Center in Thorndale.

“Officers will be elected and a progress report will be heard on the cemetery beautification, remapping and other improvements,” said Nancy Graham, secretary.

Murray Cemetery Assn.

Murray Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Rockdale General Store, 1201 West US 79 in Rockdale.

“Everyone having ancestors/relatives buried at Murray Cemetery are invited to attend,” said Shirley McIrvin, spokesperson.

“This year,” she said, “the descendants of the Watson, Hamilton, Arthur, Kraatz, Luetge, Schweke and Schoen families will be honored. Histories of these families will be presented at the meeting.”

A potluck meal will be served after the meeting. “We urged all interested parties to attend,” McIrvin said. FMI: 512-446-5261.

Linwood Acres Club

Linwood Acres Garden Club will hold its first meeting for the 2012- 2013 year at the I&GN Depot on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10.

Programs and projects for the coming year will be discussed. A presentation by Johnnielyn Brown will concern prospects of a community garden. Visitors are welcome.

As a member of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., Linwood Acres Club invites the community to attend a landscape design in College Station Sept. 10-11. Registration is $125 which includes lunch both days. If interested, call Janice King, 446-4262, or Margo Gilless, 446-4757, for a registration form and car pool information.—Janice King, reporter

Grief support meetings

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, Cameron. FMI: 254-284- 0045, extension 2013.

Square dance club

THORNDALE—Kountry Squares will hold a bake sale at the Thorndale Meat Market, 204 W. US 79, on Saturday, Sept. 15. “There will be yummy cakes, pies, cookies, kolaches, and more,” said Jeanne Sparlin, publicist. “Come early as we sell out fast.”

Kountry Squares dances at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce Building 102 Main Street, Thorndale, at 7:30 p.m. each on Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month). Visitors are welcome. FMI: 512- 943-0307 or email

Black Bridge Festival

DIME BOX—The annual Black Bridge Festival sponsored by the Dime Box Lions Club will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, highlighted by the 35th annual Dime Box Mini Marathon 10K (6.2-mile run), plus a two-mile walk and a barbecue cookoff.

Other events: parade, craft and swap booths, classic cars, quilt display, tractor show, 42 tournament, live music and rodeo play day. A stew supper and street dance will be held Friday.

The Mini Marathon will start at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by food and games. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club and Black Bridge Park.

FMI: 979-884-3227.

Senior bowlers needed

Senior bowlers are needed for the fall season at Leesure Lanes in Giddings. The senior mixed league will meet at noon on Monday, Sept. 10. Following the meeting, the league will begin bowling at 1 p.m.

FMI: Kathleen Albrith, 979-542- 3592, or Leesure Lanes, 979-542- 3195.

Buckholts VFD fund-raiser

BUCKHOLTS—There will be an enchilada dinner fund-raiser to benefit the Buckholts Fire Department on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or sold out, at the fire station. Plates, $7, will include two beef enchiladas, rice, beans, tea and a dessert. FMI: Felicia Meyer,

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