Weekend fun continues at MARC Run, Nature Fest

Kathy Cooke

I t sure is hard to be in a bad mood with this beautiful spring weather. The wild flowers have been gorgeous this year.

The fun events continue in Milam County this week-end.

The 13th annual MARC Run, brought to you by the Bad to the Bone Riders of Rockdale, will take place on April 12 at The Ranch, 415 W. US 79, in Rockdale.

This annual ride benefits the MARC (Milam Adult Resource Center) of Milam County, which serves all Milam County adult residents with physical and learning disabilities.

In the 13-year history of The MARC Run, 100 percent of the proceeds have been donated, amounting to over $137,500.

This year’s ride will start and stop at The Ranch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with first bike out at 11 a.m. The ride fee is $20 for rider and $25 with a passenger. The ride fee includes a barbecue meal with all the trimmings after the ride for all participants.

They will also sell plates for $8 to the general public from 11:30 a.m. until sold out day of run.

The last bike in will be at 4 p.m. at The Ranch. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. a live auction will begin with auctioneer John Fisher.

The live auction already has tons of great items. They are still collecting through the week. They will also have a 50/50 drawing, DJ music and door prizes. Plaques will be given out for oldest rider, oldest bike, newest bike and MARC Consumers Choice.

For more information about this ride or to donate auction items, please contact Charles Starr, 512-540- 2561, or Neal Ferrell, 512- 299-7446.

Nature Fest—The fifth annual Milam County Nature Festival will be at Rockdale’s Fair Park on April 11-12. The free family event will highlight “Nature at its Best” with hands on activities for kids and adults with live animals and tons of demonstrations and presentations. Things will start at 7 p.m. on April 11 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12.

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