On Saturday, Aug. 31 is the big day for the annual Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) Founders Day fund-raiser. We start the day with a “Made from Scratch Cake, Pie and Cookie Contest.” Items need to be at the Gause Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 8 a.m. There will be adult and youth contests. They will be judges with ribbons going to the winners. Later in the morning following the parade at 10 a.m., the baked items will be auctioned as part of the fund raiser for the CIP. Ray Cass will auction the items.
James Todd is heading-up the trail Riders and if you want to be a part of the trail ride you need to be in Hanover by 7 a.m. They will make their way to the Gause School parking lot by 9 a.m. If you want to be a part of the parade show up at the school by 9:30 a.m. to get lined up. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, you may contact Delores Fisher, parade chairman at 979-279-5707.
Also if you have an item you would like to donate to the raffle you can get it to me. If you want an arts and crafts booth the cost is $5. The men’s Sunday School class of the Gause Baptist Church will be selling barbecue plates beginning around 11 a.m. Come early, it sells quick. The Milam County Moonlighters will provide music through the day. Musicians participating include Big George and Little George Lambert, Thomas Polanski, Chuck Cernuch, Blake Edward and featuring Macey Martin and maybe others.
The Gause 4-H Club will start off the 2013-14 year with their first meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the Gause School cafeteria. All youth are invited to attend and see what the 4-H program has to offer.
This Thursday, Aug. 29 there will be a Community Blood Drive at the Gause ISD School Library from noon until 6 p.m. Contact the school at 979-279-5891.
The school bell did ring Monday morning for a new school year at Gause ISD. With the new year we have new teachers joining those who have been here.
New teachers we welcome to our school this year include:
Joyce Wilson, school counselor; Tameria Dugan, junior high English and language arts; Michelle Carroll, fifth grade; Daniel Minor, junior high athletic director coach and Health teacher; Lisa Lambert Koenig, elementary aide and junior high girls coach; Kari Thompson, Pre-K; Shelli Sheppard, Kindergarten; Renee’ Vinton, first grade; Shawn Walton, fourth grade; Ladonna Bonorden, librarian. Michelle Carroll, fifth grade; Mary Carol Garrison, elementary art and special education; Wynell Meeks, technology; Beverly Renner, elementary science; Elizabeth Miller, junior high science teacher; Teresa Russell, second grade; Melissa Treece, third grade; Debbie Salcido, fifth grade and junior high social studies; Kelly Lee-Cooper, junior high math.
Tammy Turner and Presandra Kinney; aides; Leroy Willard, maintenance; Gene Stepney and Mary Lou Martinez, janitorial staff; Sondra Sheppard, Becky Jones and Tracy Morgan, cafeteria staff; Dusty Meeks, Presandra Kinney and Kristle Wadlington, bus drivers; Diane Lazrine, Denise Evan and Kristle Wadlington, office staff; Perry Bell, Gause ISD superintendent.
Hope I did not leave anyone off the list.
Gause School Parents Club will meet Monday, Sept. 2. There will be school on Labor Day, Sept. 2.
The first junior high volleyball games were held Monday. The next game will be Sept. 4 at St. Joseph in Bryan. The first football game will be against Buckholts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Gause will be playing six-man football this year.
I remember going to six-man football games when my brother Jimmy Cass played for Milano. Very enjoyable. Come support our youth in all the activities they participate in.