Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

September 16, 2013

Millsap Elementary PTO plans more work with proceeds from Big Kahuna Fundraiser

Deer hunting education, history, 4-H, library and more in Millsap


Mineral Wells Index

— By SHARRON HUDSON



MILLSAP – As the school year is well underway, the Millsap Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization is off to an exciting start! The group already has a project ready to kick-off on Sept. 16.

The Big Kahuna Fundraiser is a treat for all buyers, as the major products are delicious foods. Of special interest to many are the wonderful cookies and an array of tasty goodies – great for holiday and cold weather meals.

The group made a significant funding contribution toward getting the canopy shade over the playground. Their plans are to make more improvements to the play area.

The Executive Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. A general meeting follows in the elementary gym, and, topping off the evening, a student program will be presented.

If you are interested in buying any of the Big Kahuna treats, drop by the elementary office or call the school at (940) 682-4994.

For those who are gearing up for deer season in November there is going to be a Texas Parks and Wildlife hunters’ education course at the Millsap Community Center, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The certified, volunteer instructor will be Alan Walters who has taught this course to over 400 people across the state during the last five years. Mr. Walters said that anyone born after Sept. 2, 1971 who is going to hunt in Texas is required to have a hunters education course.

This one-time class satisfies the requirement for all 50 states. It is for those who are 9 years old and older. There is a $20 fee per person.

For registration call Mr. Walters at (903) 456-5264.

The recent meeting of the Millsap Heritage Society was a great time as Mr. John Millsaps, a descendent of Fuller Millsaps for whom our town is named, was the guest speaker.

The range of subjects included: singer Ronny Millsap, who is a kinsman; one of the Millsaps’ participation in the Battle of the Alamo; and the general boundaries of the thousand acres of land owned by Fuller.

Deaths of various members of the pioneer family were also discussed. As a special remembrance, the Parker County Abandoned Cemetery Association recently put up new grave markers at the plots of Fuller Millsaps and two of his children. The cemetery is located at the original site of the cabin that now stands in downtown Millsap.

This was a very informative and enjoyable meeting!

The next meeting of the heritage group will be as a service project to the Garner and Millsap 4-H kids. With National 4-H week being Oct. 6-12, heritage members are going to host a hotdog roast at the cabin grounds for the youngsters. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization with over six million kids. Members enjoy hands-on learning experiences in the areas of health, science and citizenship. We are privileged to have a branch of this organization in our community, under the direction of Gera Bruner.

Our Millsap Elementary/Public Library has begun school-year hours. Since the library is a part of the Parker County Library Association, cardholders from any of these libraries can go in to pick up or drop off materials that are from the participating libraries. Items from any of the association libraries can be ordered by going to . To pick up or drop off materials patrons must first stop by the Elementary office. Library hours are Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off day is Wednesday. It’s great to have this convenience so close to home!

It’s almost State Fair time again, which runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. With the reinventing of last year’s burned down Big Tex, the theme will be “The One and Only.”

It will be an homage to Big Tex, unveiled, and fair organizers are planning a celebration befitting the sweet giant’s return. There is also a new ride, “The Top of Texas,” with a 360 degree panoramic view of Dallas while traversing a 500 foot tower.

Many people from our parts are excitedly looking forward to attending and participating, so maybe these few details will make the anticipation all the more exciting!

It will soon be homecoming time for Millsap schools. A parade is scheduled for Sept. 22. There will also be a community pep rally during that week. Homecoming is Sept. 27. We are very proud of our Bulldogs!

Thanks for reading!