Community Calendar - Aug. 26, 2021
Blessings From God Food pantry
The distribution dates for the Blessings From God Food Pantry are: Sept. 7 and 21 from 8-9:30 a.m.; Oct. 5 and 19 from 8-9:30 a.m.; Nov. 9 and 23 from 8-9:30 a.m.; Dec. 7 and 21 from 8-9:30 a.m. The pantry is located at 1300 N. Austin in Cameron. They are still accepting donations, please call Franklin Glaser at (254) 455-0380 to donate. Mobile pantry will be at The Yards of Cameron every third Wednesday of the month.
Bea’s Kitchen Meals
Bea’s Kitchen is still giving out frozen meals every other Thursday. If you would like to receive meals, please call (254) 697-2243 as the number has changed.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Milam County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on: Thursday, Aug. 19, 1700 Brazos Ave, Rockdale, Rockdale Clinic 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 20, 209 S. Houston Ave, Cameron, Milam County Health Department 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free COVID-19 testing at the Cameron Fire Department on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yoe Football tickets
Don’t wait in line Friday Night to purchase General Admission tickets. Tickets will be sold at the kiosk at the High School from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until noon on Friday. Adults $5. Students $3.
Lunch Bunch will start again after over a year of not meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone and hearing about things in our community. Thursday, Sept. 2, at noon, at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Cameron ISD Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles will share information on renovating the original C.H. Yoe High School and the proposed school bond election. All are invited to come, bring a covered dish, share lunch and hear what the District is planning in the future.
Rockdale ALCOA Retirees will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9. The meeting will be held at the Thorndale Veteran’s Memorial Hall (formally known as the VFW Hall). Doors open at 5 p.m. The business meeting begins at 5:45. A BBQ meal will follow the meeting.Plates will be $15 each at the door. Donations towards hall rental will be accepted. Dessert group M - Z.
We Fight For Johnnie
We Fight For Johnnie Sanders Fundraiser will be held on Sept. 11. Meal at 5 p.m. with live auction at 6:30 p.m. Brisket plates are $10 per plate. Gun raffle tickets for $20 per ticket. Will be at the Cameron VFW, 2021 Temple Highway in Cameron. Johnnie is a 1978 graduate of Yoe High and worked at Sanders Corner Stop, who is battling an aggressive form of small intestine cancer.
Sts Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak will hold its Homecoming Picnic on Sept. 12. Mass at 10:15 a.m. Games at 11:30 a.m. Serving begins at 11 a.m. until sold out. Homemade fried chicken and sausage with all the trimmings. Plates are $12. Dive-thru available. Horseshoe Tournament play starts at 1 p.m. Entertainment by Praha Brothers from noon to 3 p.m. Auction begins at 2:30 p.m. in the hall.
Wednesday morning story time at the Cameron Public Library is at 10:30 on Wednesday mornings. Stories, crafts, and play time with Ms. Elena. Call the library at (254) 697-2401 if you have questions.
Railroad Museum Closed
The Milam County Railroad Museum and Old Town Cameron is currently closed due to the rising numbers of cases in Milam, Travis, Bell and Williamson County. We are monitoring information from the Health Departments in those counties due to the traffic we receive from those counties. We will continue to monitor Covid data and hope we can reopen as soon as the numbers decline substantially. We encourage everyone to follow the suggestions of health officials by wearing a mask when appropriate, social distance, washing your hands frequently as prescribed and getting the free vaccines we have been provided to help stop the spread.
Individuals and businesses can support the Milam County Railroad Museum by making a $150 donation. Your tax-deductible donation will get your family’s name or business card placed on a special “Friends of the MCRM train” on the Old Town Cameron model. Your business card will also be displayed on their webpage and scrolling display inside the museum. Contact Jamie Larson at (512) 455-9591 to get your application or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change 180 Christian Recovery, a free service, is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at 204 S. Jefferson in Cameron. This is a self help group that focuses on addiction education. For information, email change180CR@gmail.com or call (254) 605-0039.
Is alcohol causing problems in your life? We have a solution. We meet Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 200 N. Travis in Cameron, and on Zoom 450 352 4520. Call 24/7 (979) 353-2538.
Praise and Worship Night
A special Praise and Worship Night will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Cameron.
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