Last two Lions Soup Suppers Jan. 24 & 31
Kathy Cooke

On behalf of Rockdale Noon Lions, I would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who came out to the Soup Supper last week.

It was a sellout crowd!

There are just two more Soup Suppers (Jan. 24 and 31) until next January so don’t miss them!

The serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park.

This week the choice of soups will be homemade Chicken Noodle, Creamy Tomato Bisque and Perfectly Spicy Taco Soup.

However, if you’re wanting a sampling of all three, that can be arranged!

Desserts will be a choice of delicious Marble Cake and White Texas Sheet Cake.

Fresh rolls or cornbread and tea are also included.

Cost is $5 per ticket. The supper includes soup, bread, dessert and drink (dine-in or take-out).

People can also bring two non-perishable food items for the Rockdale Food Pantry and get $1 off the price of their ticket.

All proceeds will go to the Rockdale Noon Lions Eyesight Program, supporting the children in the Rockdale area.

The Lions club’s 13th annual Mardi Gras Pancake and Bacon Supper is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 12, also at the New Salem Clubhouse from 5-7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12. Ages 5 & under eat FREE! Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Rockdale High School Jazz ensemble will play from 5-6 p.m. and the Communities in Concert Band will be playing from 6-7 p.m.

My Dad is the drummer for Communities in Concert band and he also plays with the Jay Taylor Five (Plus or Minus) the second and fourth Wednesdays at Taylor SPJST Hall.

He also jumps at the chance to play with Dixieland and traditional jazz combo bands. He has been playing drums with bands, off and on, since 1954.

We were driving back from Houston Sunday. Husband Bill, my Mom and Dad and I all attended the Texas Press Assoc. Trade Show and Hall of Fame Banquet.

Our good friends in the newspaper biz Mary Henkel Judson, of the Port Aransas Jetty and Willis Webb, retired and he writes a column that appears in The Reporter each week, were inducted so we didn’t want to miss that.

Anyway, on the drive home, Dixieland Jazz was playing and Dad was in the front seat banging on the arm rest, the dashboard and sometimes Bill, who was driving.

It sure took me back to when my brothers and I were little, we used to dance around in the garage while Dad played the trap set. Nothing but the drum beat but we would dance for hours.

Such great memories. Of course, my brothers all had to actually learn to play the drums because they couldn’t dance nearly as good as I could.

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