Winners announced from Milano VFD fund-raiser

Reporter correspondent

Winners have been announced from the annual Milano Volunteer Fire Department fund-raiser. They names were drawn during the group’s chili supper held at the Milano Civic Center on Saturday night. Organizers said it was the most money they had ever raised at the chili supper.

Winners were: Henry Golden Boy 22 caliber LR, Pud Owens; Taurus Public Defender .45-410, Gene Kleiber; Remington 700 .270, Holly Jentsch; Marlin 336w 30-30, Emmett Lewis Sr.; Remington 870 shotgun, Ellen Kline; H and R Pardner shotgun, Eldon Ball Jr.; Mossberg 817 17 HMR, Albert Montelongo; Garmin Nuvi 2350 GPS, Crystal Denman; Leatherman Surge Multitool, Amanda Honeycutt; and $75 Academy gift card, Jan Yakesch.

A quilt donated to the MVFD was also auctioned off. It was bought by Jim Scott for $475.

This month’s Milano Opry will be Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Milano High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Go early and eat, as they will have hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches ( barbecue cooked by Lee’s Landing in Rockdale) along with the Opry’s famous homemade pies.

Guest at this month’s show are “The Tuckers” Johnny, Cheryl and Holly from Waco and Sophie Thomason of Rockdale. House band members are Billy Barnett, Michael Herod, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Lynn Martin, Gary Beard and Johnny Foster with Donny White as emcee.

A 90th Birthday party will be held for former Milano teacher and principal Ed Swenson on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Milano Elementary cafeteria. This is the campus where Mr. Swenson was principal for so long. The party will run from 2-4 p.m. and the request from family is to bring no gift, just your memories to share. Friends, relatives and former students of Mr. Swenson are all invited to attend.

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