Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

January 27, 2014

Benefits and fundraisers afoot down Millsap way . . .


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— Most people love to eat out and socialize, and folks around here are going to have fantastic opportunities to do both on the first two Saturdays in February.  There will be benefits held on each of these two days.

Looking toward Feb. 1, local resident Sandy Barnes Lee will be the recipient of proceeds from a Taco Dinner and Silent Auction. As publicized recently in some newspapers, Sandy has been in intensive care for several weeks fighting a severe case of flu/pneumonia. She has always been a hard worker and is a Beall's employee. As in all homes the bills keep coming in for her household, plus there will now be medical fees. Therefore, friends in the community have put together this event to help out.

It will take place at Millsap Community Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the meal and auction. The cost is $7 for two tacos or $8 for three tacos, plus there will be rice, beans, chips, salsa, dessert, and tea included. The food will be served until it's all gone and the auction will end at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to help by donating food items call 940-682-1949 by Jan. 29.  Monetary donations may be made at First Financial Bank in Mineral Wells. For more info call 940-682-7473. Come, enjoy yourself, and help Sandy.

The next Saturday evening, Feb. 8, will be the Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club Lamplight Spaghetti Dinner. It will be held at Millsap Community Center, 4-8 p.m., and new details include that there will be a raffle with five great prizes all worth more than $50 each. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5. They can be purchased at the door, or to get them ahead of time call 817-360-6681.  The drawing will be during the dinner at 7:30 p.m. and you need not be present to win.

Political candidates are invited to come and visit with voters as there is presently not a local Candidate Speaking scheduled for our community.

For just $7 you can enjoy delicious spaghetti, and kids 5 years and under eat free. Come and help these women build funds for their Millsap Senior Scholarship, Christmas bags for shut-ins, and other community needs.

January is School Board Appreciation Month and Millsap ISD has a wonderful board of dedicated people who serve in the best interests of our students.

This board volunteers countless hours each year to take mandatory training and participate in decision making.  Board members are President Dene Herbel, Vice President Mike Stack, Secretary Jerry Walker, Paul Evans, Christy Burton, Alan Richardson, and Tommy Lucia. The district is fortunate to have these dedicated individuals and we are very appreciative of all of their efforts.

As we continue to spend a lot of time indoors due to the cold weather, remember that there are many materials available to read, watch, or listen to through joining the Parker County Library Association. This is a free service with the following participant libraries: Millsap, Weatherford, Boyce Ditto (Mineral Wells), Azle, East Parker County, and Springtown. If you have a card from any of these libraries you can check out materials from any of the other libraries.  By working together, the libraries offer patrons access to over 175,000 items. There are online catalogs and resources, plus search assistance, Internet access, and educational programs. There is a courier service that brings and picks up materials at the libraries on Wednesdays. The access to items and services is almost endless, so drop by one of these libraries, get a free card, and start enjoying all that is available.

The Millsap Heritage Society is always busy preserving the area and edifying the residents. At their January meeting many plans were discussed for the year. The 4th Annual Log Cabin Days Festival has been scheduled for May 10, with May 9 being set aside as an onsite educational day for Millsap and Garner 4th-graders. The Membership Drive is going on, and it is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family.

The group is making plans for a brush arbor to be built at Heritage Park and plans are still in the process to move the historic Bankhead house into the park.

The calendars that the group recently sold were a sell out and they thank all who purchased them. This organization meets the second Monday of every month, 7 p.m. at Heritage Park (log cabins). Everyone is welcome. 

Thanks for reading!