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October 20, 2013

MILLSAP MATTERS: Local fall festivals dot the October calendar

By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – With the feel of autumn in the air, many are looking forward to attending one of the many fall festivals that are coming up almost every weekend in October.

The next one around our area is sponsored by Beulah Baptist Church. There is going to be something for everyone when this event takes place on Oct. 26. For those who enjoy delicious food there will be hot dogs, nachos and cotton candy. There is going to be a bounce house and plenty of great games with prizes. A balloon artist will be on site, and there will be door prizes galore.

The fun will all take place from 1-3 p.m. at 350 Beulah Lane, Millsap (this is south of Fox Road from the Mineral Wells Highway). For more info call (817) 594-3757. This is going to be lots of fun and everyone is welcome.

Everyone is cordially invited by the Millsap VFD to a Memorial Bell Dedication Ceremony. This will take place at the fire station at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2. The bell was donated by the family of the late Odell C. (Bill) Guess, who was a founding member of the local department. Besides being a loyal member of the Millsap VFD, Mr. Guess was also known as a World War II hero, having survived being a POW for more than three years. The Guess family has always been a great support of many organizations and endeavors in this area. Mr. Guess’ wife, Dorothy, says this bell is to honor all past and present fire department members. This is a very thoughtful gesture by a very kind family.

As October is National Fire Prevention Month, Millsap kindergartners were treated to a visit to our fire station with fire department volunteers in attendance to welcome the kids, school personnel, and parents. The students were taught about fire safety, with the theme for the week centering on kitchen fire safety. The children were also helped by the firefighters to run water from a fire hose and sit in the trucks. During this yearly fire prevention month there is emphasis on all types of fire safety from  preventing forest fires to families planning escape routes in case of a blaze. This was a much-needed time for our small ones where they learned a lot while having a good time.

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