Bulletin Board

December 2
The Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department is having their Annual Chili Supper in conjunction with the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 2nd. Plates are $6 for Adults and $4 for Children 12 and under. Serving starts at 5PM at The First Methodist Fellowship Hall located on Main Street in Rosebud, followed by the Christmas Parade at 6PM.

December 2
Join the Cameron Chamber of Commerce in downtown Cameron for their annual Christmas Parade on December 2nd. Activities begin on the downtown square at 5PM. Due to waterline repairs in downtown, the parade route will be slightly modified this year, with lineup at 5:30PM on West Main as usual. The parade kicks off at 6:30PM and will make its way to the square, with a starting point of Crockett and Main as usual. The route then turns left onto Travis, right onto 1st, cross Houston, and continue to Fannin, before turning right and then right again on Main, and ending with a final left turn onto Houston toward the exit on Gillis and Tyson. There will be lots of activities on the square this year, to include Santa and Santa's Workshop, arts and crafts, the Triple C Wine Wagon, 5D Travelin' Tavern, Kona Ice, Rockdale Coffee Roasters, Hot Corner and Jazzy J's Southern Way food trucks, furniture, wood toys, face painting, and more.

December 2-21
The Cameron Thrift Store will have our annual Christmas food distribution event on Tuesday, December 21 at the thrift store from 9am until 2 pm. To be eligible to receive food on that day prospective recipients must first pick up a ticket from the thrift store manager, from December 2-16. The thrift store is located at 300 South Houston in Cameron, and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am until 3 pm.

December 4
The Chisholm Trail Christmas Ball will be Saturday, December 4th, at the Bell County Expo Garth Arena. Dress in your Sunday Western Chic attire to include boots, bling, denim, and diamonds to celebrate at this fundraiser event. Tickets are only available in advance. Doors open at 6PM, with dinner to follow. Dance the night away to the country sounds of Rick Trevino. There will also be a silent auction, live auction, dancing, and cash bar. For reservations, call 254-933-5309. Table sales close at Noon November 29th.

December 4
The 16th annual Buddy Oney Toy Run, brought to you by the Bad to the Bone Riders of Rockdale, will take place December 4th. The annual ride benefits needy children of Milam County with proceeds going to the Milam County CPS Board, Milam County Sheriff`s Office Brown Santa Program, Thorndale Cares, and the Rockdale Christmas Roundup. The ride kicks off at the Ranch in Rockdale with registration at 9AM and 1st bike out at 11AM. The ride fee is $20 per rider or $25 with a passenger. You can also make a donation of a $25 toy to cover your ride fee. The fee includes food. Short-sleeve shirts will be available the day of the ride for $20. Last bike in is 4PM at the Ranch in Rockdale. After the meal will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, and more. For info, call 512-540-2561 or 512-299-7446. In the past, the ride has raised over $94,000.

December 11
Vision Historic Preservation Foundation is hosting a Jazz Music and Holiday Market fundraiser on December 11th at the 1895 on Burleson in Rockdale. This is a fundraising event to help with restoration of the old 1895 Rockdale City Hall. Music is provided by the Sparky Thomason Quintet of Austin, the Tommy Howard Trio of San Antonio, and the Dave Wild Trio featuring Tyrha Lindsey of Waco. Tickets and information is available at www.visionhistoricpreservationfoundation.org/events

January 15
The Milam County Junior Livestock Association will host a Gun Raffle on January 15th at the Youth Expo Building in Cameron. Tickets are $20 each. Get tickets from any MCJLA member or call 254-721-4322.


On Going Events

Book Buddies is back in action. Former members and new folks who love to read are invited. When: once a Month. . the 3rd Tuesday at 10 a.m.(June 22nd this Month)

Where: 1st Methodist Life Center(side door plz.) 208 W. 2nd St. Cameron, Texas 76520

Questions: Contact Trish: Sazzycaty2@gmail.

Or the office at 1st United Methodist Church: 254-697-4933

Coffee or tea and a light snack will be served please RSVP if possible.

Cameron Police Department has now started the year round Explorer program. This program is a career oriented learning for life and geared to help encourage interest in all career paths. This program helps students learn the life of a law enforcement officer, life saving techniques, and developmental skills. This program is open to anyone ages 14-20, no arrest history, good moral character, positive references, and must be able to attend meetings and trainings. For more information or to apply stop by the Cameron Police Department at 605 W. 4th St. or call 254-697-6574. Background check may be required and parent permission is required.

Rosebud Senior Center is open from 9AM to Noon, Monday-Friday. We have games (Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc.) each day. Box meals are served with a one-day notice. If you live in town and need transportation, please call us and we'll send someone to pick you up and return you to your home. Please call 254-583-4745 for more information.

Camp Gladiator training with Rachel Kirk goes on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at the Cameron Courthouse starting at 5AM. For more information Call 254-482-0385.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in March through November from 9am to 1pm at The Yards of Cameron. There will be fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and other baked goodies along with artisans, mushroom logs, crafts, woodworking and much more. Falls County Recycling will also be available to take recycled goods. For more information contact 254-697-4970.

There will be washer tournaments benefitting the American Cancer Society on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at Apache Pass in Rockdale. On the 2nd Sunday, bring your partner. On the 4th Sunday, draw for a partner. Tossing starts at 5:15PM with registration at 4:30PM. Cost is $20 per team, double elimination. Prizes will be awarded. For info, call 512-760-7194.

Fridays and Saturdays 7AM-Noon, there will be a Farmers Market at 2103 N. Travis in Cameron

Join the Cameron Library for Books to Grow On Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30AM.

The Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is now accepting applications for membership in the department. No prior fire service qualifications are needed. Applicants must be 18 years of age, no criminal history, have a drivers license, a vehicle to respond with, live within a few miles of Cameron, and most of all be able to repond to fires and attend meetings and drills each Monday. For more info, contact any firefighter or stop by the fire station, or call 697-4702.

The Yoemen Band Booster Club meets every 2nd Monday at 6PM in the Yoe High Band Hall which is next to the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The public is welcome. Memberships are also available for $10 per person. Upcoming meetings are Oct 10th, Nov 7th, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Feb 13th, Mar 6th, Apr 10th, and May 8th.

Monthly Meetings of San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 AF&AM in Cameron, located at 106 West 6th Street, will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month. A meal is at 6:30PM, with the meeting to follow.

Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Milano from 8:30AM-3PM. For class dates, Text or call: 254-760-6110, or send an e-mail to: HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com for more informatio. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10% on your vehicle insurance by taking a class!

Every Thursday and 3rd saturday, Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys perform at Chriesman Community Center, from 7-9PM.

Milano Jamboree will be held the last Saturday of every month at 7PM in the Milano Senior Citizens Center.

Blessings from GOD food Pantry will distribute food to citizens on the first and third tuesday of each month. The first Tuesday, hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the third Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Enrollment for GED classes is getting underway. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8PM. ESL classes will also be held. ESL classes will be Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6PM. Cost of the classes is free. If you would like to enroll or would like more info, contact Karen at 593-3011 or 593-2744.

Are you 55 years or older & in search of a job in the Cameron area? Put Experience Works to work helping you. We are a National non-profit organization that provides training and job placement services for older workers. We provide paid work experience through collaboration with community service agencies in the your area. Put your experience to work today by calling 1-800-460-8801 ext. 2003 TODAY!

Standards of Care will be at Bea's Kitchen, at 101 East Main Street, at 10:30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for free blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

Crafting Galore will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 12:30-4PM roughly at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 111 N Travis in Cameron. This is a community group for all Handcrafters. If you're working on a project, competed 1 and want to share it, or just looking for ideas or instruction, this is the group for you. Use the side door and bring a small snack to share. Coffee and tea are available.

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