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Milano July 4 parade includes free lunch

MILANO—A free hot dog lunch in the civic center will be part of the annual Milano Independence Day Parade, set for 10:30 a.m. July 4, according to Mayor Roddy Gage.

Divisions include overall, floats, bicycles/walking, vehicles-tractors, small motorized-battery operated (go carts, four-wheelers, lawn mowers), small animals, horses and wagons.

All interested persons are invited, Gage said.

Lineup begins at 10 at the football field. Plaques will be awarded in the civic center.

Gage said 10-by-10 booths may be rented for $20 each for arts, crafts, antiques, garage sales and more.

To reserve a booth contact Mayor Gage at 254-541- 2816.

Food distribution is Thursday, at KC Hall

Rockdale’s monthly surplus food distribution is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall.

There are no criteria to receive the free food distributions. Bring sacks or something to carry the food.

Spokesperson Denise Sifuentes said the distributions need volunteers in order to function.

VFW Auxiliary hosting school supplies drive

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 Auxiliary is now hosting its annual school supplies drive.

Supplies will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon at Post 6525.

Donations are now being accepted. Mail checks to PO Box 186, Rockdale, 76567.

Area on Aging to visit center Thursday

Area Agency on Aging for Central Texas will visit the Rockdale Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, to assist individuals 60 and over on Medicare Medicaid issues.

To schedule an appointment contact Sue Farrell at 254-770-2341 or 855-937- 2372.

Family members and caregivers are also encouraged to attend, according to Farrell.

Brown Santa golf tourney set July 16th

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department’s annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament, is set for July 16 at the Cameron Country Club.

All proceeds and donations will go to the program which provides toys for needy children.

For info, call 254-627- 1270 or e-mail jmendoza@milamcounty.net.

Blood drive in Ruelas memory set Friday

For the third straight year, a blood drive in memory of the late Naomi Ruelas is set for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 1.

Ruelas, a high school student from Colorado Springs, Colorado, died June 11, 2013 from a rare immune system disorder.

To date, 55 pints have been given in her memory, according to Ruelas’s mother, Leticia.


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