Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 4, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: Millsap to celebrate Log Cabin Days


Mineral Wells Index

— By SHARRON HUDSON



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.

In conjunction with the Log Cabin Days Festival, these students will enjoy a day filled with history as the Millsap Heritage Society hosts the youngsters at the cabin grounds. There will be tours of the cabins and hands-on activities for the kids. Some of the activities include quilting, plus soap and candle making. This is a big event for the fourth graders every year, and it gives them some good foundation in the subject of history.

Saturday, May 10, is the official Log Cabin Days Festival. It will begin at 7 a.m. with everyone invited to a free breakfast. The day will be filled with more 20 booths surrounding the cabins. There will be demonstrations, exhibits, live music and food for sale. The Millsap Heritage Society, which is sponsoring the festival, is selling quilt raffle tickets for $2 each or three for $5. The tickets can be bought before the festival at Walden’s Millsap location, 201 Fairview Road, or the day of the event at the Heritage Society booth. Come to Heritage Park, in downtown Millsap, for a day of old-fashioned fun!

A young Millsap family needs our help as their baby is very ill. Adam and Ashley (Schultz) Burn’s daughter, Paislea, is a patient of Cooks Children’s Hospital suffering with bacterial meningitis. There are complications of brain function problems and hearing loss. As the parents are staying with her, they need financial help. On that note, there will be a fajita dinner benefit on May 17 at Millsap Community Center. From 4-8 p.m. you can enjoy two fajitas, sides, dessert and tea for $10 or a dinner with three fajitas for $12. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 split the pot. A bank account is set up at Comanche National Bank. For questions call 940-445-2809.

The alumni of Millsap ISD had a great reunion on April 26. Many classes were represented. Mrs. Lillie Cowan Walden was the student from the 1936 Class, which was the earliest group represented. Superintendent David Belding and High School Principal Tammy Addison welcomed alumni. Students from the FFA did a great job of helping out in a number of ways. There was lots of good food for lunch and a productive business meeting. There was a camera left behind, so the owner needs to leave a message at 940-682-4402 to claim it. It was a wonderful day of visiting, memories and plans for next year’s reunion!

Volunteers from the Millsap Food Pantry are excited to announce that Millsap Post Office is sponsoring an in-house food drive Monday, May 5, through Saturday, May 10, with all food collected going to the local pantry. A receptacle will be in the post office lobby for dropping off staples. The pantry especially needs canned meats, peanut butter, boxes of oatmeal and crackers. There is not a need at this time for any kind of beans or corn. Hope we can fill the pantry with all of the needed items.

May 5-9 is Teachers Appreciation Week, so let’s thank a teacher. I thank you for reading about and sharing in the happenings of Millsap.

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