On Friday, June 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library, Dr. John Pruett will present the 18-minute El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail YouTube video, followed by a question-and-answer period.
The city’s splash pad at Sumuel Park opened on Saturday and these two kids were having a great time on what turned out to be a very hot day. Sumuel Park is located at 417 MLK Drive at 4th Street and also includes barbecue grills, a basketball court, free wifi, a playscape, restrooms and a walking trail.
ELVIS SIGHTING—Elvis was spotted on Thursday at Rockdale Estates & Rehabilitation and the crowd was very excited. Blue Suede Tunes’ Lynn and Cat performed a variety of Elvis tunes as well as other artists and they didn’t do any lip-syncing, it was live. This duo has performed here before and are always received enthusiastically. “Elvis” handed out his scarves to several ladies and, in this photo, he was given a lei by Doris Koerth.
JOCKEYING INTO POSITION—President of Vision Historic Preservation Foundation Collier Perry and wife Peggy really got into the spirit of the Jazz and Derby Party on Saturday by dressing as jockeys. A day featuring all kinds of music, vendors, tours of the The 1895 as well as a special VIP dinner made for fun-filled afternoon and evening of fundraising for the renovation of the old city hall building.
While the official city voting results will not be ready until after press time this week, The Reporter feels comfortable with declaring the winners of the contested races based on the unofficial results provided by the City of Rockdale on Saturday night.