— By SHARRON HUDSON
MILLSAP – With this being such a busy time of year there is much news to talk about. Both openings and anniversaries of businesses are taking place in our area. The newest opening is the Blue Windmill Restaurant in Cool.
As you step into the café the decor is cowboy/Native American, and you are welcomed by the smiling faces of owner Billie Holley and associate Brenda Smith.
There is plenty of spacious seating and the menu is off to a good start with lunch specials daily. A lot of care and precision is put into each meal, and the results are great.
If you need a bag of ice it is available in a machine outside, and there are plans to carry other quick items like bread and milk. The Blue Windmill is open Tuesday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., and you are invited to dine in or take out.
Located on U.S. Highway 180 West across from the Cool blinking lights, you can call in for food at 682-229-7085. Much success to the Blue Windmill!
Joy’s Shear Creations Hair Salon is celebrating a first anniversary in downtown Millsap during the month of May. Plans to celebrate include the special of 15 percent off any service as a thank you to clients for a very successful first year.
There will be a discount on a “Day of Beauty,” which does not have to be all done in one day. The massage therapist and facialist are also offering other specials. Happy anniversary Joy’s Shear Creations!
Students at the Millsap Elementary School are preparing for the annual talent show in which grades 3-5 participate. An art show has been added this year, with exhibits of paintings, sculptures, and photos. The top ten projects of grades 3-5 will be on display the week of May 6. The day for the show is May 9, 6:30 p.m. This will be a great experience, free to the public, so plan to go and enjoy.
As we move toward the summer months many families will be looking for facilities to house family reunions. There are two great choices in the immediate area. The Cool Community Center has a $100 a day rate, with a $25 up front deposit. For questions or reservations call 940-682-4386. The Millsap Community Center offers a $75 rate for the day, and the number to call is 940-682-2071. Neither center offers half day rates. Both of these centers are very well maintained and great choices for gatherings.
As we move toward the May 11 Log Cabin Days Festival a unique contest has been added to the event. A sculpture created by Millsapian Melvin Davis has been moved onto the cabin grounds. It is the “Campfire Ring of Honor” and is a memorial to deceased Heritage Society members and cooks who helped at the past festivals.
The base of the sculpture is a huge rock, and here’s where the contest comes in. The rock has been weighed on Walden’s commercial scales, and tickets are being sold on guessing the correct weight of the stone. If you want to buy a chance it is $2 for one, or $5 for three. Forms are available at Millsap City Hall and Millsap Waldens Farm and Ranch Supply and will also be sold at the festival. The prize is $50 for the guess nearest the correct weight, and you do not have to be present to win.
It’s going to be a hard guess, but a lot of fun!
Also, the Millsap Heritage Society will have their regular monthly meeting one week early, with it taking place May 6 at 7 p.m. at the cabin grounds.
Reminder: Waldens consignment sale is May 4 at 10 a.m. at 201 Fairview, Millsap. The Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club will have a bake sale in the store and the Abandoned Cemetery Association will be there selling lunches of hotdogs, nachos, and Frito pies.
Thanks for reading!
Send Millsap area news and information to Sharron Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.