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Firefighters set races, events during weekend

Rockdale will host the Central Texas Firefighters and Fire Marshals district convention Saturday and Sunday.

The Rockdale VFD will sponsor a 5-man scramble golf tourney Saturday at the country club. See ad, page 1B, for more details.

A memorial service gets under way at 1 p.m. Sunday at the fire station, during which a wreath will be placed on the city library grounds in honor of two Rockdale volunteers who died in the 1935 Scarbrough & Hicks fire.

Following the ceremony, pumper races will be held in front of the fire station, Bell and Wilcox, with the public invited, according to Earl Whitmore, RVFD spokesman.

Komen ‘ride for cure’ Saturday

The fourth annual Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure, benefiting that breast cancer foundation, is set for Saturday. Kickstands up at 11 a.m.

Bikers will begin and return to Cliff’s Tavern at 218 North Main.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., $20 per ride, $25 with passenger.

Barbecue plates will be available at noon and the event will feature a domino tourney, door prizes, an auction, live entertainment and a 50/50 drawing.

For information call Lori Currie at 512-269-5135 or Cliff’s Tavern at 512-446- 5916.


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