May 29-June 7
After the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Courthouse on the 29th people may place a cross in front of the War Memorial. Crosses can be placed at anytime between then and June 7th. They will be removed on June 8th. We ask that you put the name of a military member fallen in any war, or a name of a deceased veteran. Also anyone fallen in the War on Terror, a law enforcement officer or 1st responder. The crosses may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce, the Public Library, and there will be some at the site. If you have any questions please contact any American Legion Member or call Joleen Cahill at 254-833-1531.
Cameron VFW Post 2010 is raffling off a Craftsman 42" deck zero-turn riding mower on May 31st. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. You need not be present to win. Proceeds go to the VFW Post. For info or tickets, call 254-627-0179 or 254-295-6222.
Court Appointed Special Advocate of Williamson County and Rentsch Brewery invites everyone to an evening of fun from 4-8PM June 2nd at Retsch Brewery. For every drink purchased, Rentsch will donate $1 to the CASA, an organization of volunteers a judge appoints to help children who enter the foster care system. Come meet and celebrate these volunteers. For more info, visit www.casawilco.org
The 2nd Annual Rockdale Buckiní Bulls & BBQ Cookoff , June 2-3 is a two day event with BBQ Cook-Off, carnival, food, arts and crafts & family fun! Friday night there will be Barrel Racing and a concert featuring AJ Castillo and Los AT Boyz. Saturday is a full day of fun with a Car Show, Petting Zoo, action packed Bull Riding and concert featuring Sam Riggs, Bleu Edmondson & Caden Gillard. Tickets now available online at RockdaleChamber.com or at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce 512-446-2030. Advertising paid in part by Rockdale HOT Funds.
The 30th annual Buckholts Cotton Festival will be June 2nd and 3rd. Events kick off Friday with a jackpot BBQ cook-off for exotics and margaritas. A welcome concert will close out the night. On Saturday, return for a CTBA sanctioned cook-off for Brisket, Chicken, Ribs, and Beans. A parade will open the day at 9:30AM, with check-in at 8:30AM. There will also be a 42 domino tourney, washer tourney, volleyball tourney, and horseshoe tourney. Live music will be provided throughout the day by the Praha Brothers, Justin Cole, MAD Band, and DJ Luis. Other activities include a bounce house, kid fish, water slide, food/arts/crafts vendors, bake sale, raffles, and historical exhibits.
The Taylor Stomp'n'Holler BBQ and Music Festival will be June 3rd on the City's Heritage Square. The event will showcase 10 of Texas' top professional Pit Masters, including Louie Mueller BBQ, Taylor Cafe, Stiles Switch, Black's BBQ, Pappa Charlie's BBQ, Brotherton's Black Iron BBQ, Southside Market & BBQ, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Riscky's BBQ, and S&S Pit Crew and Heinz Brand Ambassador Robert Sierra. Doors open at 2PM, with the music stage opening at 5PM. If the BBQ isn't enough, the main entertainment is being provided by Grammy Award winning band The Mavericks, who hit the stage at 8PM. Tickets are $35-100. Get tickets or information at www.stompnhollerfest.com
There will be a community-wide garage sale at Westphalia Parish Hall from 7AM-Noon on Saturday, June 3rd. Booth spaces are FREE. Sausage wraps and drinks will be available for purchase from the Knights of Columbus. For info or booth spaces, call 254-584-5840.
Cameron ISD will begin the annual Summer Food Program, weekdays starting Monday, June 5th and ending on Friday, June 30th. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria. Meals are 1st come, first served.
The second quarterly meeting of the ALCOA Retirees for 2017 will be Thursday, June 8th in the Lake Training Center. Set up begins at 4PM, doors open at 5PM, and the meeting will follow at 6PM. Dessert group is last names A-L. A silent auction will also be held.
The Rockdale Masonic Lodge presents their 1st annual Casino Night Fundraiser from 7-11PM Saturday, June 10th at the Rockdale VFW Banquet Hall. Tickets are $50 per person and only 240 tickets will be sold. Three prizes will be awarded, with the top prize $1500. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The casino will feature 33 games, including Hold'em, Black Jack, Roulette, and more. A silent auction will also be held. For info, call 512-484-1111 or 713-253-9600.
Cameron VFW will host Mussikology, a band performance of old school R&B with special local guest Adydetesol, at 8PM June 10th. Doors open at 7PM and tickets at the door are $15. Pre-sale tickets are $10. For tickets or info, call 254-624-3713 or 254-423-6335. This event is BYOB. Food will be available for purchase and drink set-ups will be available at the bar.
American Legion Edwin Hardy Post #9 will host their Father's DAy BBQ brisket and sausage dinner from 11AM-2PM Sunday, June 18th at the Legion Hut at Ledbetter Park in Cameron. Plates are to-go only and are $8 each. Get plates at Cam-Tex Hardware, Main Printing, through any legion or auxiliary member, or at the door. For info or tickets, call 482-1902.
Relay For Life Milam County Hunting for a Cure will be November 4th from 3-10PM at Thorndale City Park and Pavilion. For info, call 800-227-2345 or go online to relayforlife.org/milamcotx
On Going Events
Karaoke will be held every Friday at the Cameron VFW Post 2010. The Canteen will also be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 5PM to Midnight and Saturdays from 10:30AM to 1AM. Dart tourneys will be held every Wednesday and Domino and Pool tourneys will be on Saturdays.
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 Cameron, Milano or Rockdale. 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! usa
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.