Weatherford Democrat

September 1, 2013

MILLSAP MATTERS: John Millsaps to speak at Heritage Society meeting


Weatherford Democrat

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – As we head into September there is big news from the Millsap Heritage Society. They have slated one of the Millsaps descendants to be the featured speaker at its next meeting.

On Sept. 9, John Millsaps, who is a historian for the Millsaps family, will bring their stories and lore to the audience. Mr. Millsaps, a resident of Keller, is also familiar with the details and layout of the family cemetery, which is located at the original site of the cabins. He has already graciously presented the town with a copy of the Millsaps family history book.

Perhaps one part of Mr. Millsaps’ presentation will center around how the last letter of the family name was dropped from our town’s name. This will be a very special event and everyone is welcome. The meeting will be at Heritage Park (log cabin grounds) at 7 p.m.

Newberry Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its homecoming on Sept. 22 with a great day of worship, fellowship, and food. The event will officially start at 11 a.m. and everyone is invited to “Come See What’s Cooking.” It’s going to be a tasty lunch with the meat being furnished and everybody that comes is to bring a side dish or dessert. Also western/pioneer clothing is the dress for the day. Folks come from far off parts of Texas and Oklahoma for this yearly happening, so many from around here are looking forward to it.

Local friends of Elvin Brawner were saddened upon hearing of his recent passing. A resident of Santo, Mr. Brawner was associated with people from our area through Millsap Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran and served in the Dallas Fire Department from 1951-77. He retired from the department with the rank of captain. Condolences to son John Brawner and daughter J. Carol Brawner, and other extended family members.

Our local Waldens Farm and Ranch Supply, 201 Fairview Road, will be holding its annual fall consignment auction of farm and ranch equipment on Oct. 5 beginning at 10 a.m. This is always a big event for the town as a large number of people travel in for this sale. It is a day that some residents of the town and surrounding area choose to hold yard sales. The whole area is sparked with festivity and energy and we invite everyone to come out and look around our town and enjoy yourselves. No telling what you’ll find to buy, or how many friends you’ll see to visit with!

The Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club will kick off their new club year at their regular monthly meeting, Sept. 4. There will be installation of officers and a time of remembrance of deceased club members. The club was started in 1979, so there is a lot of history to share on this day.

The women always put a wonderful meeting together for this time and it will all start at 11:30 a.m. at the Millsap Community Center. All ladies are cordially invited.

Just as the kids get started back to school they will have a holiday as we celebrate Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2. This nationally celebrated holiday is well over a hundred years old, as Congress officially passed an act on June 28, 1894, that it would be a legal holiday on the first Monday of September. While many just enjoy fun time or resting on this day, it is to officially pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of America’s workers. Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Millsap’s middle and high schools will have a Meet the Teacher Evening on Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Thanks for reading!

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