Hard working local Chamber deserves thanks
Kathy Cooke

The 61st annual Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Jr. High Commons.

The Rockdale Reporter has been a proud, card-carrying member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1952 and will continue to be one.

For 61 years, the Chamber has supported busineses with mixers, membership meetings, ribbon cuttings and more.

The Ambassadors are a special group of volunteers who work hard to make sure each Chamber event goes as smoothly as possible.

There are many people who support our local Chamber and all of the hard work they have done over the years. (See page 5B.)

I include myself among those who appreciate the Chamber, in fact I was a director on the board several years ago. So I know first hand how much work goes into being a Chamber “volunteer” Director.

In fact, this entire town is basically run by caring volunteers, where would we be without them? Every organization, every church, every event, large or small, depends on the volunteers of our community. That’s the way it’s always been and that is the way it is in every other small town in Central Texas.

So in this particular instance, to the Chamber Officers and Directors (present and past), I would personally like to say “Thank You.”

It’s long overdue.

This year’s theme is “Focus on the Future.” Awards will be given for citizens of the year, outstanding citizen, business of the year, organization of the year and ambassador of the year. FMI call Denise Brock at 512- 446-2030.


Easter is here! There are several Easter events on tap this week-end in Milam County.

Manor Oaks Community Easter Egg Hunt is this Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rockdale i-Tigers and Project Graduation will be participating in the event. There will also be food, vendors, entertainment and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunt. For more information, call Michelle Morgan at 512-446- 5893.

Then on Saturday, there are several fun Easter Egg Hunts to choose from. St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold their annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on the church grounds, corner of Summit and Hillcrest.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale will hold their Hunt at 10 a.m. on the church grounds. In case of rain, the hunt will be held in the Family Activity Center.

Also the Easter Bunny will make an appearance at Gause Baptist Church at around 9:30 a.m.

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