Milano Opry ahead Saturday at MHS

MILANO— Want to see a good country and gospel music show? The monthly Milano Opry will be held Saturday, March 16 at Milano High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7.

“Come hungry and eat with us because we will have barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers, French fries and homemade pies,” said Lynn Martin, publicist.

Guest artists will be Mundo Earwood, Dale Phillips and Bobby Mikulin. House band members are Billy Barnett, Ab Woods, Michael Herod, Michael Wall, Bob Rohan, Johnny Foster, Lynn Martin and Donny White with his cowboy poetry.

“Net proceeds from the show go towards scholarships for our Milano graduates,” Martin said, “so tell everyone you know and come see ‘A Big Show In A Small Town’.”

Alcoa Retirees to meet

First meeting of 2013 for the Alcoa Retirees Club will be held Thursday, March 14 at the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and there will be an election of officers and a gift exchange, Williams said. The meal will follow a brief business meeting.

Members whose last names start M-Z are asked to bring a dessert. FMI:

Free Easter Egg hunt to honor Ruiz March 23

La Escuelita will hold it first free Easter egg hunt, in honor of Willie Ruiz, on Saturday, March 23 at the La Escuelita grounds off US 79 east.

“Come join us while we celebrate Easter with an old-fashioned egg hunt,” said publicist Dee Lerma.

Egg hunting age divisions will be 5 years and under and 6 to 10 years. Both divisions will start at 10:30 a.m. until the egg supply is exhausted.

A limited supply of Cascarones (confetti eggs) will be for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bailey Bank fund-raiser set Saturday, March 23

MILANO— Friends of the Bailey Bank Building will hold a fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Milano Civic Center. The “Come join the Parade” event will include food, fun and sing-along. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Project Grad BBQ chicken

Rockdale Project Graduation will hold a BBQ chicken meal fund-raiser Sunday, April 21 at the Rockdale KC Hall, according to Debbie Brinkley, spokesperson. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., dine-in or carry-out.

Tickets are $8 per plate and are on sale now from any Rockdale Project Graduation Senior.

FMI: 512-446-5884.

Horseshoe tourney will benefit fire victims

CAMERON—Cameron Horseshoe Club will sponsor a Bennett family benefit horseshoe tournament Saturday, April 13 at the Cameron Club Pits, 3900 N. Fannin Street.

“This will be a bring your own shoes and partner event,” said Charlie Wise, spokesman. Entry fee is $30 per team with 100% of the money going to the Bennett family that lost their house and belongings in a house fire.

First and second-place trophies will be awarded. Signup starts at 9 a.m. with pitching at 10. “There will be DJ music and concessions available for purchase and monetary donations will also be accepted,” Wise said.

FMI: Call or text Charlie Wise, 254- 482-3186.

Milano VFD Auxiliary

MILANO—Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary has set the dates for its spring garage sale, according to spokesperson Carolyn Vinton. The sale will be April 4-6 at the Milano Civic Center. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6.

The ladies will be at the civic center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting April 1 to accept donations. They are in great need of donations for the sale, Vinton said.

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21 in fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Members will work on individual projects. FMI: Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.

Spitzenberger benefit

GIDDINGS—A benefit to help with medical cost and travel expenses for Jennifer Spitzenberger, Lee County woman currently undergoing medical treatment for a brain tumor, will be Saturday, March 16 at the Lincoln Community Hall near Giddings.

A chili lunch and a 42-domino tournament will start at 11 a.m. A silent auction will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a live auction will start at 1 p.m.

A fund has been set up for monetary donations at Capital One Bank in Giddings under “Jennifer Spitzenberger Benefit.”

FMI: Michelle Preusse, 979-540- 9420, or follow Spitzenberger’s journey on Facebook, search “Jennifer’s Journey.”

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