Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 26, 2012

With Thanksgiving over, focus turns to Christmas


Mineral Wells Index

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – With plans being made for the leftover Thanksgiving turkey it’s definitely time to get started on Christmas events. The one that is coming up the soonest in Millsap is the Tour of Homes in conjunction with the Parker County Historical Society.

The 31st Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Parker County organization will take place Dec. 8, 1-7 p.m. and, as has been mentioned, the Millsap Log Cabins and Millsap Methodist Church have the honor of having been selected to be a part of the venue. Other buildings and spots on the tour include Dr. Campbell Home, Fant Home, Mary Martin Home, Braggs Bull Home, Chandor Gardens, Prince Memorial CME Church, Doss Center and Franco-Texan Land Company Building.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and Doss Center. Prices are $12 for adults and children 12 and under are $6. This is sure to be a memorable occasion for our town.

  The Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club had a very interesting meeting in November with Parker County Extension Agent John Green presenting a program about tree planting and pecans. The program was very beneficial as it is time for preparing for planting trees and there is a bumper crop of pecans this year.

The women are looking forward to their regular monthly meeting on Dec. 5, as they will enjoy a potluck lunch together and under the direction of hostess Kathleen Whiteway there will be a a very unique gift exchange. They will begin to gather at the Millsap Community Center at about 10:30 a.m. and all ladies are invited to join them. The group will continue the busy month when on December 12 they will again meet at the Community Center early in the day to pack Santa sacks and visit over 60 shut-ins and senior citizens in our area and surrounding towns. This is a yearly service project that has become a true tradition of the season for the women.

The flyers are printed for the 2012 City of Millsap Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Dec. 15. Taking place at Log Cabin Park events will begin at noon when vendors open up. The fee for vendors is $10, and food vendors are welcome. They should come by Millsap City Hall or call (940) 682-7446 by Dec. 12 to reserve a space. Be getting your chili recipes out for the cook-off as contestants need to have the chili to City Hall by 2:30 p.m. The parade is at 5 p.m., hot-dogs and drinks served at 5:30 p.m., and Santa visits at 6 p.m. Many are already preparing for this fun time.

As has become a tradition, the Millsap Methodist Church family and the church family of Holders Chapel Methodist Church were hosted at a service before Thanksgiving by the congregation of Millsap First Baptist Church. A delicious meal was prepared for the visitors and much enjoyed by all. A message was brought by the Methodist groups’ pastor, Jim Sanders. A wonderful way to really embrace the meaning of the holiday.

Happy birthday to Adina Jobe, who is celebrating her 96th year. Family and friends gave her a special outing to Fuddruckers so she could have her favorite hamburger to commemorate this milestone. Of interest is that two other folks that Ms. Jobe attends church with also recently celebrated their 96th birthdays. They are Mrs. Lillie Walden and Mr. Vic Floyd. They consider Ms. Jobe the baby of the group as she is the last of the three to have their yearly birthday. A very happy birthday and a great coming year to all three of the birthday buddies!

Thanks for reading!