Outdoor Expo deemed another success this year

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.— Thomas Jefferson I t has been said many times that 90 percent of any sport is mental. I would say that goes for many areas of life, not just sports. Mr. Jefferson obviously agreed. It is hard sometimes to stay positive but without a positive mental attitude, failure is inevitable.

Our community has been through a lot the last few years but we have kept our heads high and been positive about our future and with that has come many great things.

The Chamber had its second annual Central Texas Outdoor Expo last weekend and what a success. It was amazing and wouldn’t have been possible without our many great sponsors and our volunteers. I would like to say a special thank you to all of the people who donated time or money to this event.

The Expo committee did an amazing job of planning and executing this event. I would like to personally thank Cindy Jerman (event chairman), Debra Jackson, Joyce Ford, Brian Morton, Kenny Schneebeli, Julie Sulak, Mike Walko, Jeff Martin, Don Brummett, Dee Crelia and Kit Worley. These people worked extremely hard over the last six months to put on this event and they did an amazing job. I would also like to thank Dave Phillips, Debra Neal, Mitul Patel, Susan Boyd, Melissa Brown, Michael Lopez, and the Texas Master Naturalists for their help and volunteer hours.

If I have left you out I apologize. This was definitely a group effort and a lot of volunteer hours went into putting this event on. Thank you all very much. Denise Brock is my office manager and without her, I wouldn’t have made it thru these last few months. She has made my job a pleasure and I appreciate what she does on a daily basis. Thank you Denise.

KAY FUN RUN—The Kay Theatre will be hosting its seventh annual 5K run Saturday. 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.

‘YOURS TRULY’­— Yours Truly, a monthly event for women about you, for you and too good to miss will have its first gathering at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at the First Baptist Church in Rockdale. Child care is provided. For more information, please call 512-446-5375.

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. Applications to be a vendor are now available at the Rockdale Chamber.

I hope you all have a great week.

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

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