Bulletin Board

November 28
In February, the Rockdale MDD started an effort with White Oak Studio of Houston to create a vision for the East Cameron Avenue corridor. After months of meetings and studying the area, a final presentation will be made at 2PM Monday, November 28th, at the Patterson Center in Rockdale.

December 1
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas Parade will be December 1st. This year's theme is Music Notes and Holiday Floats. Deck your float out with your favorite Christmas song. Vendors and activities will fill the square beginning at 5PM, with the Downtown Lighting Ceremony at 6PM and the parade to follow at 6:30PM. Fireworks will be held to wrap up the night.

December 1
Lunch Bunch is a monthly fellowship noon meal hosted by First Methodist Church of Cameron, held on the First Thursday in Family life Center, from Noon to 1PM. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend. Each month there is a speaker who shares information about the community. The main dish is furnished by the Church, those who are able are asked to bring a food dish to share. The next meeting will be December 1st. Guest speaker will be Brian Price, Milam County Assistant District Attorney. Come and enjoy food and fellowship while hearing about what is going on in our community. For more information call 254-605-4009.

December 3
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be December 3rd. The Chamber will light up the holidays with A Nightime Christmas Parade. The event starts at 6PM at Fair Park and will end at Wolf Park. The parade fee is a toy to benefit Christmas Roundup. For info, call 512-446-2030.

December 3
The Chisholm Trail Christmas Ball date is set for Saturday December 3, 2022 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. This year's event will feature entertainment by 90's Hit makers McBride & The Ride who reunited in 2021 & hits include: Love on the loose, Heart on the Run, Hurry Sundown, Sacred Ground, Just One Night plus many, more. It will be a fantastic fun filled night for an excellent cause. Multiple sponsorship levels as well as individual tickets will be available starting October 3rd at 8AM. To make your reservations or obtain more information regarding the benefit or the Scholarship program please contact the Bell County Youth Fair Office at 254-933-5309. The evening's events include a Live & Silent Auction featuring multiple unique and one of a kind items, Dinner & Dance with many fun opportunities to support the scholarship fund. This event serves as a predominant Fundraiser for the Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship program. The scholarship program launched in 2007 and through this program, $725,500 in scholarship monies have been awarded in the last 15 years to 173 students in Bell County who participated in the Bell County Youth Fair. Scholarship amounts & the selection processes are both specifically tailored to be life changing for every recipient. The program targets those exceptional students who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. The Bell County Youth Fair is the largest County Fair in the State of Texas, showcasing the projects & talents of students involved in 4-H, FFA & FCCLA Clubs & Chapters from across the County. Projects ranging from livestock, metalwork, photography, cooking, woodworking, art & textiles are exhibited throughout the run of the fair. All proceeds from this fundraiser are dispersed through this scholarship program go directly into the hands of a well deserving Bell County high school senior.

December 8
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 8th. Serving starts at 5:30PM at the First United Methodist Fellowship Hall located on Main Street in Rosebud. Plates are $6 for Adults and $4 for Children 12 and under. The Christmas Parade starts at 6PM.

December 8-10
The Cameron Chamber Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament will be held at Cameron ISD December 8-10.

December 10
The Davilla Community Christmas Potluck Dinner will be held 6PM Saturday, December 10th, in the Davilla Community Center.

December 15
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce presents a Holiday Sip and Shop event on Thursday, December 15th from 10AM-8PM. Local stores have teamed up to provide a shopping experience you won't forget. Shop local stores and enjoy refreshments to get you in the holiday spirit. Participating shops include the Bling Box Boutique, the Venue by Railfan, Denio's, Cameron Furniture and Appliance, the Shop on Houston, the Cameron Herald, the Milam County Museum, Cameron Farm and Ranch, the Cameron Auction House, and General Mercantile Antiques.

December 20
Get S'More Holidays in Cameron with the Elf Golf Cart Parade on the Cameron Square. Bring your golf cart or ATV and decorate it out with an Elf Theme for a parade around the square at 6PM. S'More kits will be available with fire pits dotting the square from 6-8PM. The movie Polar Express will be show on the square at 6:30PM, sponsored by the Cameron First United Methodist Church Youth. Bring canned goods to donate.

December 30
Baylor Scott & White Clinic in Cameron presents a Blood Drive at their Cameron location from 8:30AM-1:30PM Friday, December 30th. All donors get a free limited edition long sleep donor shirt. A photo ID is required. All donors younger than 18 must show proof of age. Masks are recommended. Schedule your appointment at BSWBlood.com or call 877-724-HERO.

The American Legion Carlyle Post #358 in Rockdale is starting a new program called Post 358 Cares. It will send care packages to all active-duty service members from Milam County. For this program to happen, they need to know who is currently serving from Milam County. If you have a son or daughter, niece, or nephew, or even friend or neighbor that is from Milam County and is on active duty, please contact the Post at post358cares@gmail.com. Those that reach out must provide the name, rank, and mailing address of the active duty person. The Post is still working on funding and have been helped by a major grant from HEB grocers.


On Going Events

Hearts Homes and Hands is doing a cardio drumming class for seniors the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. It is free for them and it is held in the Methodist Fellowship hall. Hours are 2 to 4 pm they can come and go as they choose. ( stay for 15 min or hour as long as the choose ). Everything is provided the yoga balls and the drumsticks.

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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