Get out your boots for some dancin’ in downtown
Get your dancing shoes on Friday, Sept. 28 in downtown Thorndale after the Granger football game. Join the fun at the upcoming Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC)sponsored street dance and help support local activities that encourage the business climate in Thorndale and scholarships for Thorndale students. Meet your friends and neighbors and join in the fun for a good time in a small town. See you at the dance.
SIGN DEDICATION—TACC would also like to highlight the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail sign dedication at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Apache Pass. Milam County is the first county to receive National Park Signs along this new trail which is 321 years old. The trail began in 1691 with explorers and missionaries writing in their diaries identifying the area and inhabitants. These explorers reached the San Gabriel area, which is the site of the San Xavier Missions and Apache Pass river crossing. The missions were abandoned in 1755 and were moved to the San Marcos River area.
Along this trail in around 1820 Sterling Robertson brought 800 Anglo families to settle in the area around Nashville, near present day Gause, Texas. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and other dignitaries will attend the ceremony to dedicate the trail and the public is invited.
TRADE DAYS—In addition, the TACC is encouraging participation in the El Camino Real de los Tejas “Tradin’ on the Trail” extravaganza on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, which will include 32 miles of arts and crafts booths, garage sales and booths of all types. The Thorndale City Park, Rockdale Wolf Park, Cameron Ledbetter Park and Apache Pass on FM 908 will be the main attractions but any businesses can request a spot on the map.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Apache Pass will host a giant auction sale for any items left over from the day that vendeos want to include in the auction. Join us in this inaugural event designed to encourage travel along the El Camino Real in Milam County and bring visitors to the county who will support our local businesses. Susan Drabek at 512-269-8796 is the TACC contact person for reserving your booth in Thorndale.
TOMATO CLUB—Another event in Milam County that is open to the public will be the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomato Clubs in Milam County. Milam County has the honor of having the first home demonstration agent in Texas, Edna Westbrook Trigg, who started with a group of girls in 1912 who raised tomatoes, canned them, entered the tomatoes in the state fair and then sold them. From this activity, 4-H in Texas evolved.
The Milam County Commissioners Court will sign a proclamation regarding this event at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the county courtroom at the Milam County Courthouse and then a reception will be held in the Milam County Museum. Tomato Recipe Booklets will be available during the reception. As you can see, history is alive and well in Milam County. The TACC hopes you will support these activities. And as always, the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members all year long. If you want to join, please contact Brian Morton at 512-658-5378 or Darleen Tucker at 512-898-2727.
Please shop locally when possible to support area businesses and help the TACC in their mission of keeping Thorndale businesses growing.