Tickets on sale for Mardi Gras event

Holcombe Holcombe CAMERON—Tickets are on sale for next week’s second annual Mardi Gras bash to raise funds for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was set up in honor of the late Christine Holcombe, an extension agent in Milam County for over 30 years and a volunteer in many area civic organizations who passed away last year from breast cancer.

The “Mardi Gras” bash will be held Saturday, March 1 at Simon George Hall, 401 S. Karnes, in Cameron. The event, which will start at 6 p.m., will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions and games for the kids.

Auction items this year include a hand-forged Damascus steel pocket knife handcrafted by Harvey Dean (there’s typically a two year waiting list for his knives), a framed Johnny Manziel poster with Auto Pen autograph, 1883 Carson City Silver Dollar uncirculated in Nixon packaging as well as wine baskets and gingerbread baskets, just to name a few.

Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, the Milam County Extension Office, Ideal Poultry, The Rockdale Reporter and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale.

After last year’s event seven scholarships totaling $15,000 were awarded to Milam County residents who are currently in college.

If you would like to donate items to the event, email cholcombememorial@ by Wednesday, Feb. 26. Donations for the auction can be dropped off at The Rockdale Reporter or Ideal Poultry offices.

More information can also be found on the group’s Facebook page, Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund or by emailing

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate please mail checks to Chris Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund 1701 N. Hoover, Cameron, Texas 76520.

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