Weatherford Democrat

April 21, 2013

MILLSAP MATTERS: Elections, Log Cabin Days and history lessons make for a busy mid-May


Weatherford Democrat

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – As we move along in the month of April, one big Parker County event that made front page news had great results for one of our local ladies.

Congratulations to Mrs. JuanEtta Gilbert on being named first runner-up in the 12th Annual Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant!

JuanEtta was Ms. Millsap Garden Club and did a fantastic job in evening wear and interview at the competition held at Weatherford College. To top it all off, our contestant was the winner of the talent portion of the event. Her comedic skit of Maxine, the advice columnist, had the packed house roaring with laughter. Mrs. Gilbert had some great support in this endeavor, with the profits going to Meals on Wheels, and we are extremely proud of her for representing our community.

Also, on the other side of the competition, Millsapian and Precinct 3 County Commissioner Larry Walden graciously lent his time to the pageant as one of the judges.  A great evening for a worthy cause, and congrats to Ms. Sr. Parker County 2013 Billie June Cox.

As we look into May, school board elections will be held Saturday the 11th for our school district at the Millsap Community Center. Early voting will also take place there April 29-May 7, with hours fluctuating day-to-day, 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. There are two seats open for three-year terms. The candidates are Tommy Lucia, Jerry Walker and Timothy Kukuk.

Also on the same date the Log Cabin Days Festival will be taking place on the cabin grounds and the high school prom will be held at Clark Gardens in the evening. A very busy day!

Speaking of the Log Cabin Days Festival, one of the best parts of the event will happen on Friday, May 10, when  fourth grade students from Millsap and Garner have learning day. Historical ways of life will be presented in a hands-on way as the students are shown how to shoe a horse, make soap and start a fire with flint. Some of the adults will dress in period clothing as the kids will be taken back in time with calvary re-enactments and tomahawk tactics. Since history is such a prevalent subject for fourth grade, this experience helps get them off on the right foot. Everyone involved in this has a great time and the Heritage Society is deep in planning so that this day will be a memorable time for the kids.

Congratulations to Waldens Farm and Ranch Supply as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 18.  This is a celebration for all customers, and everyone is invited to the store, 201 Fairview in Millsap, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone there wants to show their appreciation and say thanks for your business. There will be a shop and win contest, door prizes, and guest speakers. They are going to have some great prizes that you must be present to win: grand prize, John Deere Zero Turn Lawn Mower; first prize, Bayou Classic Cypress Grill; and second prize, Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Opener. Plan to go celebrate with these folks and wish them many more great years!

Here’s something that the Millsap Chapter of Masons do every year and it’s sure to be outstanding. They are going to have their Annual Spring Fish Fry on May 18 at the Log Cabin Grounds. The cooking will start at 10 a.m. and they will sell until all of the food is gone. In conjunction with this, there will also be a delicious bake sale. These guys work hard to make the funds for scholarships for two Millsap seniors every year and are responsible for other charitable endeavors and volunteer jobs. We appreciate their willingness to support the community and all of their efforts. Please mark you calendars to go have a great meal with them.

Last reminder: Millsap Ex-Students Reunion on Saturday, April 27, at the Elementary School, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring food for lunch at noon.

Thanks for reading!

Send news or information about events and happenings in and around Millsap to Sharron Hudson at millsapmatters@weatherforddemocrat.com.