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Rockdale Lions to hold Soup Suppers in January

Rockdale Noon Lions will hold four “Soup Suppers” during January as a fund-raiser for Lions Eyesight programs, according to Gloria Thrasher, spokesperson.

The suppers will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. each Thursday this month at New Salem HD Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Cost will be $5 per ticket. The supper will include soup, bread, dessert and drink (dine-in or take-out available).

“People can also bring two non-perishable food items and get $1 off the price of their tickets,” Thrasher said.

The club’s Mardi Gras Pancake Supper is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 12. Next board of directors meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 10 at noon at Gatti’s Pizza.

Town & Country Club to meet January 10

THORNDALE—Members of the Thorndale Town & Country Club will hold their next meeting at the home of Ethel Seelig in Thorndale on Thursday, Jan. 10.—Darleen Tucker, secretary

Bulldog Band BBQ Chicken Fundraiser

THORNDALE—A take-out only BBQ Chicken dinner fundraiser will be held on Sunday, January 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall, according to Starla Hall, spokes- person.

Menu includes: BBQ Chicken, beans, noodles, bread, pickles, onions and dessert for $8.00 per plate. Proceeds to benefit the Thorndale Bulldog Band.

Crown gardeners hear about seeding project

Crown Garden Club members met for a Christmas salad luncheon in December at the home of Patricia McKee. Special guests were Williamson County master naturalists Sterlin and Merrilyn Barton.

The Bartons gave a program on seed balls used in Bastrop after the forest fires. They were made by children in Rockdale, Thorndale and Milam County 4-H clubs under the direction of master naturalists. There was also one group of special services classes in Bryan/College Station that used these seed ball kits.

Crown Garden Club made a donation to this program for the kits and members learned that 180,000 seed balls were actually made and distributed to the devastated area, in part because of this donation.

After the luncheon, a Chinese gift exchange with much trading was held. Christmas ornament door prizes were won by Sterlin Barton and Joyce Skinner.

The January meeting will be at the home of Nancy Marburger and will include distribution of yearbooks for 2013.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Genealogy society dues now being collected

Milam County Genealogical Society members and potential members should pay dues by the first meeting of the new year, Jan. 22, to be eligible to vote for officers. Dues are: Individual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, supporting member, $25.

Dues may be paid at any meeting, mailed to MCGS, c/o Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567 (or dropped off at the library for MCGS), or mailed to treasurer Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567.—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, 602 N. Travis Street in Cameron. FMI: 254-284-0045, extension 2013.

Reading Club holds monthly meeting

The Thursday Reading Club met Dec. 13 at the home of Carole Simank. The Yearbook Committee of Lois Fry, Geri Burnett and Carole Simank were hostesses for the Christmas event.

Thirteen members enjoyed the meeting, refreshments and a Christmas program presented by Lois Fry.

Joan Ratcliff, club president, led the business meeting

The Thursday Reading Club will begin the new year with a meeting Jan. 13 at the home of Dorothy Bergeron. Dana Caffey will present the program.—Dana Caffey, reporter

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