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Kay Foundation’s annual ‘5-Kay’ fund-raiser 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.

Entry 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, rockdalereporter.com.

Special Needs fun day planned here Saturday

The fourth annual “meet and greet” Special Needs Network fund 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.

Milano Opry to hit stage Saturday at high school

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Milano High School, according to Lynn Martin, publicist. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7. Cost is $7 (children age 10 and under are admitted free).

“Come early and eat with us as we will have hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches along with our homemade pies,” Martin said.

Opry guest performers will be Kevin Carter and Paula Fleming. House band members are Michael Herod, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Billy Barnett, Johnny Foster and Lynn Martin.

“Come enjoy ‘a big show in a small town’ and help support the youth of Milano,” Martin said.

‘Milano Playboys’ to perform at Chriesman Community Center

CHRIESMAN—Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys will perform from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Chriesman Community Center, according to spokesperson Royce Barber.

Admission is free and food will be available for this traditional country music event which is alcohol and tobacco free.

La Escuelita sets 10th annual fall cookoff fund-raiser 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 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.

Milano VFD Auxiliary sets annual fall garage sale

MILANO—Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary has set dates for its annual fall garage sale, spokesperson Jane Yoakum said. The sale will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Milano Civic Center/ Fire Station in downtown Milano.

Sale times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6.

The building will be open starting Monday, Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. to accept donations for the sale.

FMI: Jane Yoakum, 446-5110; Lois Love, 455- 7915; or Carolyn Vinton, 979-224-0227.

Republican Women to meet Tuesday night in Cameron

CAMERON—The Republican Women of Milam County will hold a meeting at the Budget Host Hotel in Cameron on Tuesday, Sept.18, at 6:30 p.m. “We have two dynamic speakers to address us,” said Karen McDermott, spokesperson.

Donna Davidson is an practicing attorney from Lee County, and was a representative of District 5 at the Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Other guest speaker is small business owner Mark Boldger from Caldwell who also attended the convention as a representative of District 17. “RWMV invites everyone out to hear these speakers,” McDermott said.

T’dale VFW sets chicken-fried steak meal fund-raiser Sept. 30

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW post and the VFW Auxiliary will hold a fund-raiser for VFW and Auxiliary scholarships and projects. The event will be a chicken fried steak meal on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the VFW Hall on FM 486 north.

Serving will start at 11 a.m. The menu will include chicken fried steak with gravy, potatoes and green beans. Desserts will be available for a free-will offering. “Come enjoy a delicious meal and support the VFW and Auxiliary,” said Marjorie Menzel, spokesperson. “Plates will be $8 and you may eat at the VFW Hall or get plates to-go.”

Sunshine quilters to meet Sept. 27

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Eddie Davidson, spokesperson, said members will continue working on baby quilts. “New members and visitors are welcome,” she said. FMI: 446-6316.

Square dancers’ bake sale Saturday

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 kountrysquares@gmail.com.

Dime Box Black Bridge Festival, Mini-Marathon set October 5-6

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.

Buckholts VFD sets enchilada meal fund-raiser Sunday 11-2

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, rivergirlriver@yahoo.com.

Locklin Cemetery Association to meet Saturday in Thorndale

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 Association to meet Saturday, General Store

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.


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