Weatherford Democrat

January 12, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: Christmas delivered to 65 children through local group’s first efforts


Weatherford Democrat

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – With a new year, some area organizations are looking back on past accomplishments and looking toward new opportunities.

The Millsap Community Support Group is savoring a job well done during the Christmas season.

This was the organization’s first year to sponsor an area Adopt An Angel endeavor. The group worked hard to get the kids signed up, while asking for community members to sponsor a child. The end result was more than 65 youngsters had gifts to open on Christmas morning.

The organization says the community did so much more than what had been expected. They want to give a big shout out to Michele Brian, Joy’s Salon, City Manager Mark Barnes and Roxie Bean for all of their help. This group was formed just last year to help residents and others as needs arise and they have already accomplished some wonderful results. We applaud them as they continue to “inspire kindness and pay it forward.”

The Millsap Booster Club is looking at the new year as a time to begin new opportunities. Three current board members will not be returning to the helm of leadership. Not returning to their current positions are Mike Burton, Johnnie Littlefield and Todd DePriest.

This club offers support to both boys and girls UIL sports at the high school and middle school. The group hosts various sports tournaments and raises money through concession stand sales. They help financially with equipment, uniforms, meals, travel, and accommodations. If parents are interested in leadership positions, notify the group so on June 1 everything is in place for the programs.

For more info or to contact the club you can go to their Facebook page or go by the administration building, high school or middle school. Go Bulldogs!

With all of this cold weather, who isn’t hungry? The place around here that everyone goes for a good meal is our local Tommy’s Store. Since the cafés at neighboring Cool have closed down it’s great that we have a convenient eatery that has delicious food. There is a very full menu that includes tasty breakfast foods and you can order up any food any time of day.

Susie, the talented cook, says that the fajita burritos are the most popular breakfast food and the brisket tacos are always in demand. The dessert specialty is cinnamon apples, and they are best with some ice cream. There is also pizza and you can order family-sized chicken meals. The hot case always has a variety of items for those in a hurry. If you’re in our area don’t be concerned about finding a good meal, just go into our Tommy’s where they are always ready to serve you.

The Millsap Cemetery Association is up and running during these cold months as they recently scheduled a clean-up day. This effort was to include some repair work along with mowing. The plan was to work hard and then enjoy some chili and coffee together. This movement is interested in improving the graveyard as they continue to work toward building a pavilion. May they keep up the good work as they care for this very important area.

Congratulations to J.A. and Kathy Brogdon on the birth of their great-granddaughter, Isabella Kathern, born Jan. 3. She is tiny – born weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 17 inches – as proud parents Eric and Angela Vojtasek will tell you. Her wonderful grandmother is Laurie Harrison. What a blessed way for this family to begin 2014!

As the second semester of school has begun, if you are interested in becoming a classroom substitute for Millsap ISD please attend the substitute training on Jan. 16, 9-11 a.m., at the administration office. For questions call Connie Wiese at 940-682-3101.

Millsap Heritage Society will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Heritage Park, and everyone is welcome.

Thanks for reading!

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