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July 1, 2013

Of gliding bikes, helping hands and colorful quilts

By Sharron Hudson

As we move into July many in the area are looking forward to the 29th Annual Parker County Peach Festival which is coming up on July 13. The event will be held as usual in historic downtown Weatherford from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

While there has already been much written and publicized about the festival, those around Millsap have a special interest in the Peach Pedal Bike Ride, which is held in conjunction with the festival. Our town is included on the route, of which there is a total of 70 miles to conquer. This event, which is in its 25th year, is for two great causes: scholarships and other assistance through the Weatherford College Foundation and the promotion of Weatherford through the local Chamber of Commerce.  More than 2,000 participants are expected from across Texas and beyond.  Along the course there are quite a few rest stops.  We are excited about this because one of the stops is a few miles from Millsap at Newberry with another in Millsap. This is always a great day with all of the bikers practically gliding through, and many of our folks are looking forward to seeing the riders and cheering them on.

On a serious note, in an annual survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation 23 percent of our country's children are living at the poverty level. While there have been gains in education and health nationally, there have been serious setbacks to the economic well-being of children since 2005. Poverty rates continue to rise in the middle class, according to the National Center for Children in Poverty. One thing this means to us in Millsap is that there are children in our community who need to be fed since they are not receiving the breakfasts and lunches provided by the school during the school year. Right now our best means of helping is to donate shelf-friendly food to the Millsap First Baptist Church Food Pantry. 

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  • SCHOOL REGISTRATION

    MILLSAP – As we go into the last part of July, it’s already time to start making plans for school starting. On that note there is some news from Millsap ISD.

    July 18, 2014

  • WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND MILLSAP

    MILLSAP – Life is busily rolling along in Millsap despite the hot weather. One thing that is a part of daily life everywhere is mail, and our Post Office has some new employees.

    July 12, 2014

  • Pitch in to keep Parker County roads litter free

    MILLSAP – Everything looks so pretty and green after the rain. While we enjoy this beauty along our roadways there is a need to keep them clean. Adopt a Country Road Parker County is an organization that provides a way to help with this.

    July 4, 2014

  • July 4th Parade

    MILLSAP – With all of the rain come thoughts of shooting fireworks on July 4th. Our neighbors down south in the Mountain River development have big plans in this vein.

    June 28, 2014

  • 30TH ANNUAL PARKER COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL

    MILLSAP – With summer upon us many are making preparations to attend the 30th Annual Parker County Peach Festival. Publicity and plans are well underway for this event.

    June 21, 2014

  • SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER

    MILLSAP – With school out for the summer folks are planning all kinds of fun activities.

    June 7, 2014

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Log Cabin Days’ fun and history makes for another successful event

    MILLSAP – As the long-awaited Log Cabin Days Festival has come and gone there is much news about the event to be shared.

    May 18, 2014

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Millsap to celebrate Log Cabin Days

    MILLSAP – With May here there are some terrific happenings in Millsap. Friday, May 9, will be a special day for fourth graders from our school and Garner.

    May 4, 2014

  • Millsap Matters - April 20, 2014

    For many people this is the time of year that reunions are held.  In that light, Millsap Alumni will be enjoying their Annual School Reunion on Saturday, April 26.

    April 21, 2014

  • Millsap Matters - April 13, 2014

    With the spring temperatures, folks around here are preparing for one of the biggest yearly events that our whole community comes together around.

    April 14, 2014

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