Weatherford Democrat

May 26, 2013

MILLSAP MATTERS: Millsap church reaches out


Weatherford Democrat

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – Like many small towns, Millsap has some great organizations that reach out to the community in a number of ways. One such group in our town that is flourishing on this front is the Millsap First Baptist Church Food Pantry in conjunction with the Cup O’ Hope Coffee House.

With many helpful volunteers these two programs open to the public every Tuesday morning, 8:30-10 a.m. at the church. The pantry also has a clothes closet, and the workers are always busy sorting and putting up these items and the donated groceries.

Groceries that were recently given were from our local post office’s food drive. The employees picked up donated groceries from customers, and the results were wonderful with all of the goods coming to this pantry.

The food pantry volunteers thank everyone who gave and helped. It will really make a difference as with kids soon getting out of school some will need to have the breakfasts and lunches that they ate at school replaced through the pantry.

The Cup O’ Hope Coffee House is next door to the pantry and is tended to by Cindy Clark. Her vision is to provide a haven for conversation to those who are in need of a listening heart. It is to provide an open door for caring to those who are facing difficulties due to life circumstances. Mrs. Clark wants people to know that there is a place available to give hope. The atmosphere of this whole ministry is one of love and comfort. I would urge anyone who needs help or would like to donate to go by and sees these folks.

Here’s something that many people look forward to this time of year. Rothrock’s vegetable stand is open for the warm months. Barbara said that the first items will be new potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes. More items will be added as they become available, and the policy still stands that if no one is at the stand just leave the money for your purchase in the box.

This seasonal business has become a tradition in these parts and is located on the north side of U.S. Highway 180 just east of Cool. Think I’ll go get some of those potatoes!

Some ladies in our area are looking forward to a yearly event in Poolville. The ladies of that town invite women from the surrounding communities to an evening of visiting and learning. On June 22 all the ladies will gather at 6 p.m. for a meal and program. This year the speaker will teach about canning. If interested in attending call (940) 682-4436. This is always very enjoyable, so we hope all of the ladies have as much fun as usual.

Walden’s anniversary celebration was a wonderful time for the community and customers. The party was a full blown country extravaganza with delicious free food and drinks and booths set up with very good information on a number of subjects.

Some of the subjects addressed included animal care,  gardening tips and lawn care. There was a roping expert on hand to teach some tricks and give tips, and the kids especially enjoyed this. Literally hundreds of prizes from small to large were given away, and radio station QXFM was broadcasting as well as giving away Texas Rangers items.

This was a very generous thank you from the Waldens to the community, and we wish them many more great years of business.

Here are some dates for Millsap: May 30-31, schools’ early release at 1 p.m.; June 1, high school graduation; June 5-26, library summer hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hope you all have a safe and good Memorial Day, and thanks for reading!

Send Millsap-area news to Sharron Hudson at millsapmatters@weatherfordddemocrat.com.