While some are still enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers, calendars are becoming packed with Christmas events. Preparations are in full swing as our community gets ready for the City of Millsap Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
Some folks are putting the final touches on crafts for the bazaar, which will be a part of all of the happenings on Dec. 13. With our Heritage Park serving as the hub for the festivities, booths will be set up there from 10 a.m. til dark. The rental fee is $10 with no electricity or $15 with electricity. The chili cook off contest will be judged at 4 p.m., so entries need to be at city hall by 3:30 p.m. After the parade at 5 p.m., everyone is invited to have free refreshments and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information on any of the activities, call city manager Mark Barnes at 940-682-7446. This is going to be a wonderful time, and it’s all sponsored by the City of Millsap.
Another happening on Dec. 13 is that the Millsap Cemetery Association is going to be selling homemade tamales. Mrs. Erlinda Ortiz is in charge of making these tasty treats and they will be sold by pre-order. The cost is $10 a dozen and orders can be placed at 940-682-4871. All of the proceeds will go toward the building of a pavilion on the cemetery grounds. These will make great party food or a quick meal, so place your order now.
The Millsap Quilting Club is putting the colder weather to good use with each lady making a personal quilt. The pattern was designed by Lou Ann Byrd. Mrs. Byrd teaches the ladies in different areas of this art form, and anyone interested in quilting is invited to join the group. They meet at Millsap Methodist Church, 402 S. Lamar Street, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. What a good way to foster or begin a hobby.
On Dec. 4, everyone is invited to a performance by the fourth and fifth grade students of Millsap’s elementary school. It is a musical “Holiday Road Trip,” and will take place at the Millsap Elementary School Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. This is sure to be a great show as the kids and their sponsors always do a fantastic job.
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