AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Thorndale Ag Boosters set BBQ fund-rasier
THORNDALE—Go get your barbecue for Super Bowl Sunday as the Thorndale Ag Boosters will be selling right off the pit on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 2 behind the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall.
The sale begins at 8 a.m. until sold out. Baked goods will also be available. Brisket will be sold at $9.50 per pound and sausage for $7.50 per pound. Boston butt pork will be sold as pre-orders only.
For pre-orders, contact Bethany at 512-760-7690 or 898- 5200, or Michelle at 512-567- 0721.
MCJLA sets Feb. 3 date for BBQ chicken dinner
CAMERON—Milam County Junior Livestock Association is holding a barbecue chicken meal fund-raiser on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron, according to Gail Hollas, spokesperson.
Plates will be $8 and will include 1/2 chicken, green beans, buttered, parsley potatoes, dessert, tea and coffee. “ You pay at the door, plates will be available for dine-in or to-go,” Hollas said.
For more information, call David or Sandra Waiser at 979- 219-4092 or Jennifer Hanke at 254-541-4699.
Rockdale 4-H hosting CFS dinner Feb. 24th
Rockdale 4-H Club is holding their annual chicken fried steak dinner and silent auction fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at the New Salem Clubhouse in Rockdale Fair Park, according to Paul Luckey, spokesperson.
Dine-in or to-go plates available. Advance sale tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any Rockdale 4-H member.
Kostroun named winner by American’s Farmers
CAMERON— Michelle Kostroun, of Buckholts, has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the USDA, winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5,000 to further support the community.
Milam County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Michelle Kostroun the opportunity to place two $2,500 donations. Michelle selected Cameron Yoe FFA and Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation.
In 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought.