— By SHARRON HUDSON
MILLSAP – While crisp autumn days are here, there are many wonderful fall and winter activities just around the corner. In this vein, Millsap elementary students are preparing a season of entertainment.
Under the direction of music teacher Missy Dunn and P.E. teacher Michael Humphrey, the youngsters are practicing for their annual cold-weather musical programs. The third-grade classes are going to present a Thanksgiving medley in early November. Fourth and fifth graders are working on a Christmas play, while kindergartners through second graders are slated to present a cute Christmas “Moosical.” These are great opportunities for the children to hone their artistic talents in an enjoyable way.
The Third Annual Ticket Lady Trot was a great success with perfect weather for the run and some great competitors. The overall winners were Matt Nourkaff and Rachel Daldos. Longtime area resident Fred Evans completed the run in the 60-plus category. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go into the Mary Aaron Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Ticket Lady Trot Committee sends special thanks to all of the participants, volunteers, supporters, Millsap ISD, Millsap VFD and Millsap cheerleaders. They appreciate sponsors Mineral Wells Anytime Fitness, First National Bank of Santo, Tate’s Total Gym, Creek Services and TLS Sportswear. Mrs. Aaron’s family and many friends who support this yearly event want everyone to know that all of this is for the kids that Mary loved.
The ladies of Holders Chapel Methodist Church have a monthly event that they very much enjoy. They choose a restaurant that may be local or as far away as Fort Worth or Stephenville and carpool there for a fellowship lunch. It is informal and sometimes includes a devotional message or discussion of up and coming church events. At the forefront of present plans is preparation to choose and shop for needy kids/families for Christmas. The women will have their next luncheon on Oct. 31. They invite all ladies to join in this wonderful time of visiting. For details call 940-682-4386.
The Parker County Abandoned Cemetery Association will have a yard sale Nov. 2 at 102 Mockingbird Lane in Weatherford. This group always has some great items to choose from, and the sale will take place come rain or shine beginning at 8 a.m. With well over 60 cemeteries that this group keeps up, funds are always needed for such things as repair of grave markers, putting up fences and preserving the grave sites. Drop by and shop with them for a great bargain while helping a worthy cause.
In other historical news the Millsap Methodist Church family and Millsap Heritage Society are working on the process of getting state historical markers for the church and log cabins. They have been encouraged to do this as there are very few historical markers in the western end of Parker County, even though the area is rich in history. Dr. Harold Lawrence of the Parker County Historical Commission is directing the efforts of these groups. Best wishes on this undertaking.
While Millsap is having its citywide Christmas celebration on Dec. 14, Weatherford’s Celebration of Lights is Nov. 30 in the downtown area. It will be happening 5-10 p.m., with a tree lighting at 7 p.m.
There will be caroling, carriage rides, shopping, and entertainment. On Dec. 7, Weatherford will celebrate with Christmas On the Square from noon (right after the parade) until 5 p.m. Mark those calendars for all of this fun!
As people are always looking for jobs Joy’s Salon needs a stylist and nail tech, part or full time. The salon is located at 107 Fairview Road in Millsap or for info call (817)304-3561 or (940) 682-4260. Hope this helps someone find that job you’ve been searching for.
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