LIONS— Mila- no Evening Lions Club President Bill McMinn (L) presents a cer tificate of appreciation to Milano Police Chief Colin Owen for a program presented to the club on April 4 at the Senior Citizens Center. Owen outlined progress that has been made in obtaining Milano police department certification. LIONS— Mila- no Evening Lions Club President Bill McMinn (L) presents a cer tificate of appreciation to Milano Police Chief Colin Owen for a program presented to the club on April 4 at the Senior Citizens Center. Owen outlined progress that has been made in obtaining Milano police department certification. Gause VFD barbecue

GAUSE—Members of the Gause Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual barbecue fund-raiser on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 10 a.m. at the fire station,” according to Debbie Todd.

Brisket, sausage and barbecue chicken plates will be priced at $10 each. Plates include a choice of meat, potato salad, beans, onions, pickles and tea.

‘Spring Happening event

Linwood Acres Garden Club will host its annual Spring Happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at St John’s Methodist Church. The theme for this year is ‘Celebrate Spring’. There will be a salad luncheon with 10 fabulous salads, as well as desserts.

There will be a door prize given away at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30, along with a silent auction.

Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the Chamber of Commerce or from any Garden Club member.

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.

Milam Aggie Muster

CAMERON—The Milam County Aggie Muster will be held Sunday, April 21 at 44 Farms near Cameron, according to spokesperson Steven Wise.

The event will coincide with the official Aggie Muster, held year to honor Aggies who have passed away over the last year.

FMI: Steven Wise, 254-697-7210.

Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Citizens National Bank with Eugenia Newton to present the program. Members with surnames beginning Q-Z are responsible for refreshments. Paper goods, ice and drinks will be provided.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Thursday Reading Club

Thirteen members enjoyed the March meeting at the home of Lois Lantz and heard a program by Leanna Applegate on “Aunt Erma’s Cope Book.” President Joan Ratliff led the business meeting. April’s meeting will be the annual trip, planned by Donna Mitchell. –Dana Caffey, Reporter

DAR sets workshop

Three Missions Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will hold a genealogy workshop at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library in Rockdale.

“This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy,” said Alma Lue Wenzel, spokesperson. FMI: Call Wenzel at 254-605-4009 or 936- 661-2382.

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25 in fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Members will work on individual projects. FMI: Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.

Crown gardeners

The April meeting of the Crown Garden Club was a field trip to La Grange where members toured the Texas Quilt Museum and adjoining Grandmother’s Flower Garden.

The quilt museum is housed in two buildings erected in the 1890s which serve as a perfect backdrop for both antique and contemporary quilts. The remodeled buildings opened in November of 2011 with high ceilings, brick walls and original hardwood floors.

The outside garden is a typical “town” garden after area gardens from the period when the buildings were constructed. The building is adjacent to the museum’s large quilt mural. The garden is centered by an antique “cemetery” fence which surrounds a sundial. It features flowers, shrubs, vines and trees favored by gardeners of the past and also contains more modern cultivators.

The name of the garden, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, comes from a favorite quilt pattern of the 1930s based on the garden’s hexagon, mosaic pattern.

After lunch and pastries, the group enjoyed antiquing and other sights in La Grange.

The club’s May meeting will be at the home of Barbara Nelson.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Horseshoe event Saturday

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 house and belongings in a 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 and monetary donations will also be accepted,” Wise said.

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

‘Southern Gospel’ night

MILANO—Milano Senior Citizens will present “One Night of Southern Gospel” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Milano High School. The night will include music from The Wallace Family, The Messenger Quarter reunion and a farewell concert for Masterpeace Quartet.

FMI: 512-455-9232.

Town & Country Club

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Town & Country Club met recently at the homes of Donna Harris and Rosalie Turner and during March members met at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce building with President Sarah Lincoln hosting and members sporting Easter bonnets.

Members on March 14 toured various area nurseries. Peggy Weise co-ordinated the trip.

The club’s annual Fourth of July party for clients at the MARC Center in Rockdale will be held July 3.

Next meeting will be Thursday, April 11 at the home of Lillie Olsen in Thorndale. Visitors and new members are welcome. FMI: Sarah Lincoln, 898-2163.

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