COMMUNITY Milano VFD chili supper fundraiser a great success
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s annual chili supper and raffle fundraiser was a great success on Saturday. Winners of drawing were as follows: Cheryl Stewart, Henry Golden Boy 22 LR; Nancy Wadlington, Taurus Public Defender .45/410; Mike Clore, Henry Golden Boy 22 LR; Gary Bush, Taurus Public Defender .45/410; James Anderle, Remington 700; Gary Westbrook, Marlin 336W 30-30; Ben King, Remington 870 Shotgun; Randy Thompson, Ruger American Bolt Action 22 LR; Mary Honeycutt, Taurus 738 TCP 380; Izadora Martinez, $100 Academy gift card. All prizes received in Academy gift cards. The night also included a donation from the Milano VFD Ladies Auxiliary to the fire department in the amount of $14,000. Donations are needed for the spring MVFD Ladies Auxiliary garage sale. The sale is set for April 4-6. For assistance getting your donations to the fire department building, or if you need items picked up, please contact Ted Hubert at (512) 455-3635, Jesse Love at (512) 455-7915 or Travis Yoakum at (512) 446-5110. A benefit ride is being organized for Gause resident and Milano graduate Dendy Brown for March 30 at Nat’s in Milano. Deadline to order T-shirts for the event is Feb. 28. In September 2018, Dendy was critically injured in an auto accident on the job and required multiple surgeries and transfusions as part of his medical treatment. He currently has to travel to Temple three times a week for wound care of his injuries. The fundraiser will include a motorcycle ride, with trikes, cars and trucks welcomed also, with ride fees of $20 per rider or $25 with a passenger. T-shirts are available by pre-order for $20 each. Sponsorships spots on the shirts are also still available. Contact Tammy Neal at email@example.com or (979) 571-5930. Donations are also being accepted for the meal, live and silent auctions, as well as the event as a whole. The eighth annual Knight Scholarship volleyball tournament fundraiser is scheduled for March 23 at Milano High School. Things will get underway at 10 a.m. with registration and team photos at 10:30 a.m. Games will begin at 11 a.m. Forms must be turned in by March 12 if you want to be guaranteed an event T-shirt. For more information, contact Amanda Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Honeycutt at (512) 455-9333. Milano Elementary School is still collecting Box Tops for Education this school year and the deadline to get them in for this school year is quickly approaching. Those little coupons equal free money for our school and students. Let me know if you need me to swing by and pick them up, or you can send them to Milano Elementary School with your favorite student. There is also a drop off box at the Milano Post Office or the Milano elementary and high school front offices. Be sure to send me any of you or your group’s upcoming events and fundraisers, (254) 718-0133 or email@example.com.