Rain couldn’t stop the Thorndale street dance

TACC Secretary

The rain, which was much needed, did put a damper on the street dance held Friday. The venue was moved to the Ponderosa building on Salty Street and those that did brave the weather had a great time dancing to the music of Bubba Cox and the Can’t Hardly Playboyz. Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates the fact that all involved in the event were willing to make the needed changes due to the rain.

The TACC thanks our sponsors: Nyle Maxwell Dodge, KOKE 99.3 FM, Construction Rent-A-Fence, Keefer’s Creations, Downtown Cafe, Thorndale Meat Market, Apache Pass and Sassy Up! Maybe the weather will cooperate for the next street dance in 2013. A special thanks to all who attended and we hope you will join us at the next event.

BIG EVENTS­— Don’t forget the two events coming up next week that are of historical importance to Milam County. On Monday, Oct. 8, the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail sign dedication will be held at Apache Pass at 10 a.m.

Milam Count y is the first county to receive National Park Signs along this new trail and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and other dignitaries will attend the ceremony to dedicate the trail and the public is invited to attend.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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 and which evolved into 4-H Clubs in Texas. The Milam County Commissioners Court will sign a proclamation regarding this event at 10:40 a.m. in the County Courtroom and then a reception will be held in the Milam County Museum. Tomato Recipe Booklets will be available during the reception.

TRADIN’ ON THE TRAIL—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, and booths of all types. Booth fees have been reduced to encourage participation of vendors on all levels. 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 for a nominal fee.

At 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Apache Pass will host a giant auction sale for any items left over from the day that vendors 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, and visit the website at www.elcaminorealtradedays.com for the most current information.

JOIN US—Please join the TACC in celebrating our past as we build for the future. 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. Check us out at www.thorndaletx.com.

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