— By SHARRON HUDSON
MILLSAP – As Millsap ISD is well into the spring semester, students are very busy on many fronts.
The elementary youngsters recently had the opportunity for some wonderful enrichment in the arts.
The Weatherford College Drama Department presented the play “Cinderella Confidential” to the students. This department produces four shows per year and is involved in entertaining various organizations. One of the plays is a traveling children’s show which is produced from fall into the spring semester.
The Weatherford College Touring Theatre Group is responsible for this production, and their main objective is to bring the joy of theatre to as many children as possible.The touring group entertains at elementary schools in the local areas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas. It is a real treat to have this form of art brought to our students, and kids always seem to make memories of such events.
If you like to bake cookies here’s a good opportunity to buy some to cook. The elementary students are having their annual Big Kahuna Cookie Dough Fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraising is send all of Millsap’s fifth graders to Camp Grady Spruce.
This camp is a yearly event for many area elementary students, and the kids always get some great educational opportunities that are only available in the outdoors. The fundraiser pays for each of the students to attend the camp without any cost to parents. The whole elementary participates in anticipation of their turn to go to the camp. The cookies are easy to bake, taste great and freeze well. To purchase, go by the elementary office and they will be delighted to help.
A last reminder that the Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club Annual Lamplight Spaghetti Dinner is Feb. 8 at the Millsap Community Center, 4-8 p.m. There will be spaghetti with a choice of sauces, salad, tea, water, and coffee. Carryout will be available. Plus, there will be delicious desserts to purchase from the Sweet Shoppe. The cost is $7, with kids 5 years and under eating free.
There will be a raffle drawing at 7:30 p.m. for five prizes, all worth more than $50 each, and you need not be present to win. These tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5. Political candidates are invited to come and meet the public as there will be a special area set up outside (weather permitting) for this purpose.
Tickets for the meal and raffle will be available at the door or to pre-purchase call 817-360-6681. This is always a wonderful evening so come help the women raise funds for their Millsap Senior Scholarship, Christmas shut-ins bags and other community needs.
It’s time to start getting ready so when the weather warms we can enjoy some outside hobbies. To help out Waldens Farm and Ranch Supply Stores are going to supply buyers with fish for their water holes and chicks to raise. Fish Day is Feb. 8 as follows: Weatherford store, 2551 S. Main St., 8-9 a.m.; Millsap store, 201 Fairview, 10-11 a.m.; and the Mineral Wells store, 196 Garrett Morris Parkway, noon-1 p.m. For questions call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768. The first chicks will arrive on Feb. 13. Some fishing and getting out in the chicken yard will be great fun in just a couple of months, so better start getting ready now.
Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, and as we know if the critter sees his shadow there is supposed to be six more weeks of winter weather. With the holiday having its origins in European weather lore, the celebration actually began in Pennsylvania in the 18th century. The largest celebration at present is in Punxsutawney, Pa., with up to 40,000 people in attendance.
However, the University of Dallas in Irving has Groundhog Day as an official holiday and this celebration is claimed to be the second largest such celebration in the world. While the ability of the groundhog as a weather predictor is acknowledged and celebrated, one almanac notes that on records kept since 1887, the Punxsutawney predictions have been correct just 39 percent of the time.
Shadow, or no shadow, enjoy the day!
Thanks for reading!
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