Hello Millsap and friends!

The weather and landscape changes remind us there is always a new season. Spring officially arrived yesterday. Nature is smiling. The City of Millsap has recently experienced change too. Mr. Mark Barnes has retired as our city manager after seven years of service to our town. Prior to that, he served eight years on the Millsap city council. If you see him around, please thank him and congratulate him on whatever new endeavors he will undertake in his next season of life. Mark will always be an asset to our community and we are grateful.

Yes, City Hall is still open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mrs. Ashley Davis will greet you and help with your city business. Ashley is from Coleman, Texas where she served as the community outreach coordinator for four years. Previously being a Parker County girl, she is excited to be back in this area. She brings with her a son, Bair, who is 3 1/2. She has many new ideas for our community and is passionate about people connecting with each other. She hopes to initiate a Farmers’ Market in Millsap where folks can buy and sell goods on Saturday mornings. Details are pending, but Ashley would love for everyone to stop by the office at your convenience for a visit. Welcome to Millsap, Ashley!

The Millsap Scholarship and Alumni board has voted to cancel the ex-students reunion usually held on the fourth Saturday of April at the high school. The board wants to be especially careful because of COVID issues. The Wall of Honor inductees will be recognized at the 2021 Homecoming football game (date upcoming). The 20/21 inductees are Jamie French, Bill Guess and the Millsap Garden Club. The 21/22 inductees are Sandra Griffin, Roy Knight, Jr. and Jerry Walker. The folks are being recognized for their outstanding service to our community. Donations to the Alumni Foundation are greatly appreciated as they strive to help Millsap students step into their future. Please send any donation to the Alumni Foundation, P.O. Box 801, Millsap, Texas 76066.

Next Saturday, March 27, is a community event sponsored by the City of Millsap. There will be an Easter egg hunt for kids, ages toddler to 12 years. The hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served and a visit from the Easter bunny himself is anticipated, so cameras are welcomed. Eggs and cookies have been donated by the City of Millsap, area churches and the Garden Club. Come on out to the log cabins.

Happy Spring y’all!

Susie Schofield is a longtime resident of Millsap. Contact her at susschofield@hotmail.com.

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