Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

March 30, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: Log Cabin Days Festival plans are taking shape


— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – With April just around the corner the Millsap Heritage Society is busy preparing for the upcoming Log Cabin Days Festival. The two-day event is a highlight of springtime for our area.

On Friday, May 9, fourth graders from Millsap and Garner will have an educational day on the grounds of Heritage Park, which will include touring the cabins and enjoying a variety of old-fashioned experiences.

Saturday, May 10, will be a full-day of activities for the public beginning at 7 a.m. with a free campfire breakfast. There will be food, music and booths galore, plus demonstrations and displays.

Booths are available for $20, or $25 with electricity, by calling 940-682-5331 or 940-353-7160. Everyone is welcome to what is always a wonderful event in downtown Millsap.

Ashleigh Edwards, a 2012 Millsap graduate, is doing astonishing things in the world of college basketball. She attends Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Okla., and plays for their Lady Saints.

As a player for one of the top basketball programs in the nation, Edwards was the starting post player for the Saints this season. She was the second-leading scorer and one of the team’s top rebounders for the season.

Her hard work paid off when she was recognized as First Team All-Conference in the Southwest Conference of the National Christian College Athletic Conference (NCCAA). She was also awarded First Team All-American in the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA).

Her team won their third-straight ACCA National Championship in Joplin, Mo. A highlight of this win was Ashleigh got to cut down the net as part of winning this championship.

She has also been recognized as a Second Team All-American with the NCCAA, and is one of only three freshmen players to receive this honor. Proud family members from Millsap include parents, Jeff and Donna Edwards, and grandparents, Jimmy and Carla Clary. Congratulations, Ashleigh, on all of these inspiring accomplishments!

All former students and school personnel are invited to the annual Millsap Students Reunion on April 26. The event will begin around 9:30 a.m. at Millsap High School. Special honorees will be the 50-year class of 1964 and all teachers.

There will be a potluck lunch, which is always delicious. A silent auction will be held with all proceeds going to scholarships for this year’s Millsap seniors. This is always a great time of visiting and reminiscing, so everyone who has ever been with Millsap ISD come and enjoy the day.

Reminder that registration for pre-K and kindergartners for the 2014-15 school year is April 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and April 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Millsap Elementary School library. Pre-K students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, and kindergartners must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. For information call the school at 940-682-4994.

Millsap High School prom is April 19 at Willow Gardens beginning at 7 p.m. The theme for the event is “Gatsby.” Hope the young people have a great time!

As the Parker County Clean-up Day is approaching on Saturday, April 5, let’s get trash together and haul it to the Precinct 3 facility located at 1111 FM Road 1189, Weatherford.

Hours for the day will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with proof of Parker County residency a requirement. Items that will not be accepted are roofing materials, wet paint, hazardous chemicals and weed killers. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to get things in good order for the warm months.

Thanks for reading!

Send Millsap-area news to Sharron Hudson at millsapmatters@mineralwellsindex.com.