Weatherford Democrat

March 29, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: Many activities set for April


Weatherford Democrat

MILLSAP — With April just around the corner, the Millsap Heritage Society is busy preparing for the upcoming Log Cabin Days Festival.  The two day event is a highlight of springtime for our area.

On Friday, May 9, fourth graders from Millsap and Garner will have an educational day on the grounds of Heritage Park which will include touring the cabins and enjoying a variety of old fashioned experiences.  Saturday, May 10, will be a full day of activities for the public beginning at 7:00 a.m. with a free campfire breakfast.  There will be food, music, and booths galore, plus demonstrations and displays.  Booths are available for $20, or $25 with electricity, by calling (940)682-5331 or (940)353-7160.  Everyone is welcome to what is always a wonderful event in downtown Millsap. 

Ashleigh Edwards, a 2012 Millsap graduate, is doing astonishing things in the world of college basketball.  She attends Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Oklahoma and plays for their Lady Saints.  As a player for one of the top basketball programs in the nation, Edwards was the starting post player for the Saints this season.  She was the second leading scorer and one of the team’s top rebounders for the season.  Her hard work paid off when she was recognized as First Team All Conference in the Southwest Conference of the National Christian College Athletic Conference (NCCAC).  She was also awarded First Team All American in the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA).  Her team won their third straight ACCA National Championship in Joplin, Missouri.  A highlight of this win was Ashleigh got to cut down the net as part of winning this championship.  She has also been recognized as a Second Team All American with the NCCAA, and is only one of three freshmen players to receive this honor.  Proud family members from Millsap include parents, Jeff and Donna Edwards, and grandparents, Jimmy and Carla Clary.  Congratulations Ashleigh on all of these inspiring accomplishments!

All former students and school personnel are invited to the Annual Millsap Students Reunion on April 26.  The event will begin around 9:30 a.m. at Millsap High School.  Special honorees will be the fifty year class of 1964 and all teachers.  There will be a potluck lunch, which is always delicious.  A Silent Auction will be held with all proceeds going to scholarships for this years Millsap Seniors.  This is always a great time of visiting and reminiscing, so everyone who has ever been with Millsap ISD come and enjoy the day.

Reminder that Registration for Pre K and Kindergarteners for the 2014-2015 School Year will be April 3, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and April 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Millsap Elementary Library.  Pre K students must be four years old by September 1, 2014, and Kindergarteners must be five years old by September 1, 2014.  For info call the school at (940)682-4994. 

Millsap High School Prom will be held April 19 at Willow Gardens beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The theme for the event will be “Gatsby.”  Hope the young people have a great time!

As the Parker County Clean-up Day is approaching on Saturday, April 5 let’s get trash together and haul it to the Precinct 3 facility located at 1111 FM 1189, Weatherford.  Hours for the day will be 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with proof of Parker County residency a requirement.  Items that will not be accepted are roofing materials, wet paint, hazardous chemicals, and weed killers.  Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to get things in good order for the warm months.

Thanks for reading!