Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

December 23, 2012

MILLSAP MESSENGER: Millsap, log cabins sparkle this Christmas season


Mineral Wells Index

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – Everything is bright and twinkling as we move rapidly toward Christmas day and the decorations around the Log Cabin Park in our town are beautiful. With the recent community parade and tree lighting came lots of fun and imaginative wonder of the season.

There was so much great participation in the entire event that only some of the highlights can be mentioned. The parade was a spellbinding sight to behold with an elf on stilts, a gorilla on a motorcycle, and a souped-up race car sporting St. Jude’s logo. The many floats that were designed by different classes and organizations of the schools brought beauty and merriment to the parade. The Millsap VFD trucks brought a lot of power along the route with one of the vehicles carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus to the cabins. Many great tasting hot dogs along with all of the trimmings were enjoyed by a capacity crowd, and the kids delighted in talking with the jolly old elf and receiving a toy from him. The giant tree glowed brightly with a multitude of colored lights, and the scene is still set for anyone wanting to come down and tour the Christmas lights of Millsap. It was a great celebration, and appreciation goes to the Millsap City Council, City Manager, and all who helped make it possible.

Since most of us have been doing extra cooking ever since Thanksgiving the new 5 A.M. Donut cafe opened up just at the right time in our area, so we can take a break from the kitchen and have a delicious breakfast or lunch-dine in or carry out. The business which is one of six stores in the area (Mineral Wells/Weatherford) is owned by Bill and Karen Bulsterbaum. The building which is painted a bright, eye catching yellow is located on the corner of the Old Millsap Highway just southeast of the railroad tracks. There are all kinds of breakfast foods, including full menu plates and a variety of drinks. Then for lunch, which runs until 1:00 p.m., there are green chili burgers, soft tacos with chicken or beef/potatoes, plus other tasty items. The employee loves meeting the public and cooking so that’s a winning combination in food service. It’s nice to have a cafe with the early 5 a.m. hour through lunch, so there is plenty of flexibility on when to grab a bite. Welcome to Millsap, 5 A.M. Donuts!

The Millsap VFD First Responders Program, which is designed to augment professional emergency personnel in response to crises situations is off to a strong start with volunteers readying for a class which will qualify them for this. Program volunteers include Lainea Ashley, Kari Voss, Erika Gonzalez, and Sharon Walters. In another area of being prepared to respond in an emergency situation the department is offering free American Heart Association CPR classes to anyone interested. A class can be designed around almost anyone’s schedule, so if interested email to millsapfd@embarqmail.com or call Mark Anderson at (940) 452-2467. The department’s regular meetings are at the fire station on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

With many people looking for jobs here’s a couple if you qualify: nail tech and stylist are needed at Joy’s Shear Creations at 107 Fairview Road, Millsap, or call (817) 304-3561 or (940) 682-4260. Hope this helps someone find that right job.

A special invitation is extended by the Millsap Methodist Church to join them in a Candlelight Service on December 24. Pastor Jim Sanders will bring the message beginning at 6 p.m.

May you have a very blessed Christmas as we rejoice: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

Thanks for reading!