Free, community meal offered Saturday by AWOL

Reporter correspondent

A new community outreach event will be held on Saturday and it is free of charge. Milano area residents are invited to a free homecooked meal starting at noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Milano High School cafeteria and will be provided by “Arms Wide Open in Love” or AWOL.

If you are unable to attend, or know of someone that would not be able to attend because of transportation, the group will be making deliveries. Call Rebecca Telg at 979-406-2173 and leave a message with your name and number. You will be contacted for directions to your home.

If you are interested in helping, then show up on Saturday. The group will begin cooking and setting up at 9:30 a.m. at the high school cafeteria and would love to see you there. Donations are also being sought, so please call the number above if you’d like to give to this new program.

The next Mi lano Athlet ic Booster Club meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 in the elementary school cafeteria. The group will clean and organize the baseball concession stand following the meeting. There will be a number of current officers leaving the board at the end of this year, with kids graduating. They encourage anyone who might be interested in serving in future years to join now in preparation for “passing the torch” when it’s time.

Also, the annual alumni softball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 22.

It is time to get ready for the annual Milano Volunteer Fire Department chili supper, set for Saturday, Feb. 8 at the group’s new station/shelter, located on US 79. Serving will start at 4 p.m. until sold out and is $7 per bowl for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Live music will be provided from 5-7 p.m. by Lynn Martin and friends and a silent auction will be going on at this time as well. At 7 p.m. there will be a live auction, followed by the group’s annual drawing fundraiser.

Firemen are selling tickets now for $5 each or six for $25. Prizes include: Henry Golden Boy 22 caliber mag., two Taurus Public Defender .45-410, Henry Golden Boy 22 caliber long rifle, Remington 700 .270, Marlin 336w 30- 30, Remington 870 shotgun, H&R Pardner shotgun, Mossberg 817 17 MHR, $100 Academy gift card. All prizes received in gift cards. Winners pay sales tax and need not be present to win.

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