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Thorndale Jamboree coming up Monday

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary will sponsor the monthly Thorndale Country & Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Thorndale VFW Hall on North FM 486.

“This will be the last show for this year,” said Marjorie Menzel, publicist. The Jamboree is held every fourth Monday except in December. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 7.

The kitchen will serve sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, chips, drinks and homemade desserts. “Come enjoy the music, food and fellowship,” Menzel said, “and thank you for supporting the Jamboree and we hope that you all have a Happy Holiday.”

DAR annual business meeting set Tuesday

The annual business meeting for the Three Missions Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to spokesperson, Alma Lue Wenzel.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 E. Davilla, in Rockdale.

For more information, contact Wenzel at 936-661-2382 or lue _ wenzel@yahoo.com.

Band Boosters set bake sale December 8

Rockdale Band Boosters will hold their annual bake sale fund-raiser Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through the 6 p.m. Christmas parade.

The sale will be held in the Antique Queens parking lot. Needed are baked goods donations from all Rockdale ISD band musicians, grades 6 through 12. Donors are asked to decorate and package their baked goods with a “Musical Blue & Gold Christmas theme.”

Cookies, cakes, breads, breakfast tacos, candied nuts, pies and more are needed. They should be dropped off at the Antique Queens parking lot by 7:30 a.m. Boosters will price the items as they arrive. Volunteers are also needed to man the booth.

Contact: Rhonda Wagner, 512-760- 5410, or Monette Schweitzer, 512- 760-6118 or visit the Rockdale Band Booster Facebook page for details.

Christmas Bazaar set Dec. 1 at St. Joseph’s

The Ladies Society of St Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the church’s educational building on San Gabriel Street in Rockdale.

The bazaar will conclude at 1:30 p.m. with a raffle drawing and door prizes. The bazaar will offer baked goods,arts and crafts and a silent auction.

The kitchen will have chicken stew, chili and sandwiches for sale with free coffee for visitors while they are shopping the bazaar.

Crown Garden’s topic ‘travel adventures’

Members of Crown Garden Club met Thursday, Nov. 15 with Joyce Skinner doing hosting duties. She served “chili and fixings” to the 10 members present.

“Travel Adventures” was the theme of the program and Mrs. Skinner told of St. Joseph Hospital’s travel club in Bryan and some of the trips she had taken with them.

Patricia McKee also spoke on a trip she and her husband made this fall through the Southern states and gave a slide presentation of pictures made at some of the garden stops along the way.

The group voted to give a $200 donation to Christmas Roundup.

The October meeting of the club was a field trip to Salado and the December meeting will be a Christmas luncheon and gift exchange at the home of Mrs. McKee.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Sunshine quilters to meet November 29

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall.

New members and visitors are welcome, according to Eddie Davidson, spokesperson. FMI: 446-6316.

Genealogy society plans Christmas party Dec. 10

Milam County Genealogical Society will hold its Christmas party at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at the home of Eugene and Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles. For directions or a ride, call 512-446-5102.

Members and spouses or “significant others” are invited, as well as guests interested in family research. Those interested in a gift exchange are asked to bring a $20-or-less gift related to genealogy or history.

Food assignments for the Christmas party were made by those attending an October meeting. Anyone unable to attend that meeting but wishing to bring a dish may call Patricia McKee.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Grief support meetings held monthly, Cameron

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.

Town & Country Club elects officers for 2013

THORNDALE—Town & Country Club of Thorndale met at the Chamber of Commerce building Nov. 1 with nine members present.

Cards were sent to Sidney McWilliams and Josh Caffey who were hospitalized. Members having November birthdays were recognized.

The club’s Christmas tour of homes and its Christmas party were planned and donations for Relay for Life were solicited. Members showed Christmas decorations and ideas for a showand tell. Pot luck refreshments were served.

The club met Nov. 15 in the home of Peggy Weise with 12 members and one guest, Josh Caffey, present. Bingo winners received prizes of Christmas mugs with treats.

Members voted to renew their Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce membership. First meeting of the new year will be held at the home of Ethel Seelig on Jan. 10.

Officers for 2013 were elected as follows: President, Sarah Lincoln; vice-president, Darleen Tucker; secretary/ reporter, Donna Harris; treasurer, Betty Atkins.

Hostess Peggy Weise demonstrated several craft items, Alaskan Christmas ornaments, an antique wooden cheese box and her own baby blanket. She served snacks, desserts, and cookies, along with tea and coffee.— Darleen Tucker, secretary


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