Methodist church to hold VBS next week
Milano United Methodist Church invites all children to gear up at “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God: (Vacation Bible School) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 24-26. VBS will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the church. For more information, contact Carol Newman at 512-455-2041.
A special “bluegrass show” will be part of the Milano Opry this month, set for June 21 at the high school cafetorium. Half the show will be the Milano Opry house band and the second half will be the Pine Island Station band from Houston, which includes member Brian Meadors, a Milam County native.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. The always tasty concession stand will serve up barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and homemade pies.
The City of Milano has set the annual July 4 parade. Line up will start at 9:30 a.m. that day at the football field parking lot and begin at 10:30 a.m. Theme this year is “All Decked Out in Red, White and Blue.”
Divisions are: best overall, floats, bicycles and walking, vehicles and tractors, other motorized (go-carts, 4-wheelers, lawn mowers), animals, horses, horse drawn buggies and wagons.
A free hot dog lunch will be served following the parade at the civic center. Plaques and prizes will be handed out for parade winners at that time.
What a great time and fantastic turnout at the 75th anniversary of the Lagrone Family Reunion held at the Norine Lagrone residence off County Road 345. It was so good to sit and visit with everyone. We also had a wedding out at the farm on Saturday night. Congratulations to Jason and Sheila Lagrone. Attendance count on Saturday night was around 100 and at Sunday lunch was almost 150.
Kristi’s Krusaders will hold their fifth annual MS Rally for the Walk bike run on Sept. 6 at Nat’s in Milano. Registration will open at 9 a.m. with first bike out 11 a.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m. Ride fee is $20 for rider and $25 with passenger that also includes a meal when you return from the ride. Stops and sponsors for this year’s ride are Burn Out in Somerville, Cyndi’s in Hogg, The Ranch in Rockdale and Nat’s in Milano.
Barbecue plates will be sold to the public starting at noon for $8 each. A live auction will begin at 5 p.m. The group will also have a bike show and also give out plaques for oldest rider, oldest bike and longest traveled. There will be music at the conclusion of the live auction.
For more information or to donate to the fund-raiser, please contact Ray Ditto, 512-760-0143, Kristi Bode 512-429-8942 or Amber Ditto 254-214-3042.