On Saturday, June 15th, over 1,000 cyclists converged on our sleepy hamlet for the 28th Annual Tour d’Italia. Lone Star Cyclists hosted the event benefitting Italy High School, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and other North Texas charities. The weather was as good as it gets and the Lone Star Cyclists once again enjoyed their ride through the countryside.
The Youth Group from FBC Italy will host a bake sale Saturday morning, June 15th, at the Uptown Cafe beginning at 8:30am. Stop by and grab a dessert to enjoy on Father’s Day! All proceeds from the sale will support the youth’s activities this year, including summer camp and a ski trip!
The 2nd annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game will be Saturday, July 6th, at the Italy ISD softball field benefiting the Italy Shop With A Cop Program.
The last day of school rolls around and what do you do? You throw pies at your principal, of course. Naturally, the event was planned and Erica Miller, Lee Joffre and Casey Holden lived up to their part of deal. The class that brought in the most donations for West ISD was allowed to throw pies at the trembling trio. Mr. Joffre took a few in the ol’ mug for a good cause.
Several activities kept local residents, Italy High School student organizations and Stafford Elementary students busy on Saturday with several fundraisers taking advantage of a gorgeous Texas day.
Now holding the title of 2013 Ellis County Cinderella Tot, Italy’s own, Azlin Itson, age 5, and her parents, Amanda and Aaron Itson, will be hosting a fundraising Car Wash tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, on the AutoZone parking lot in Waxhahchie from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the Car Wash will be used to send Azlin to two upcoming major pageants.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance has a new location for their Italy Food Pantry. They are now located at 405 W. Moseley, Suite #4, Italy.
Saturday, May 11th the Oscar Store in Oscar, Texas, near Temple, will have a benefit for the West EMS. Oscar Store is located at 8133 Oscar Spur Road, Temple, Texas 76501. The event will begin at 9:00am, with live music from 1:00pm until 1:00am. All proceeds will be donated to West Emergency Medical Services.
SWB Youth Foundation of Fairfield, Texas is having a benefit 5K and 1K run. The event will be held on Saturday, May 25 at the Fairfield XC Course at 6515 Post Oak Street in beautiful Fairfield, Texas.
A memorial fund has been created in the memory of Greg Pickard to accept donations for mounting a plaque in Italy’s downtown pavilion in Greg’s honor. Remaining funds will be presented as a scholarship to Italy graduates hoping to attend fire training school.
The Italy High School NHS and Junior High School NJHS will be hosting a fundraiser for the city of West, Texas. Over the course of 4 weeks they will be collecting monetary donations of any size, including change. The NHS/NJHS members will be bringing donation buckets to the elementary school and local businesses in order to bring our whole community together to help the residents of West.
There are 15 residents of the nursing home in West that have been moved to Hillsboro and they need our help. They are in need of clothes and shoes. They need things such as sleeping clothes, sweats, house shoes and any other types of clothing that would be warm and comforting to these people. You can drop off these items at First Baptist Church anytime before 7pm tonight at which time the items will then be taken to Hillsboro.
Holly Bradley, IHS graduate and current Italy ISD employee, is taking part in the Make A Wish Foundation Walk on April 6, 2013 and asks the community for help with this cause.
Suzzett’s Fabric, Quilts and More, LLC in Italy, TX to host Worldwide Quilting Day celebrations, sales, giveaways, and the 7 Summits Strip-Quilt Challenge!
Saturday, May 7, 2011 there will be an art show at the Ellis County Art Museum honoring the memory of Shelley Nance. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship Fund. The show will run from 6pm-8pm.
There will be a Bake Sale on Friday morning, February 8 at the Uptown Cafe in Italy. Proceeds from this sale will benefit the Lee Hamilton family.
When is a better time than when children are young to help shape their minds and teach them about making good life choices that affect them for the rest of their lives? Decisions on whether to take drugs, use alcohol or use tobacco can, depending on your choice, either help you live a better life or destroy a life.
Jeannie Richardson (president) of The Milford Titus Women decided to honor the Milford fourth grade class with a pizza party on Thursday. Why you might ask? Because they collected the most can goods for the food drive lead by the Milford Titus Women.
Christmas is the time for joy, happiness, thankfulness and sharing. Sharing with those that are not as fortune as ourselves. Titus Women are at it again! This is their fourth year to host the Angel Tree located at Milford City Hall. Once again they want to give to others and invite others to do the same thing. What else is Christmas spirit about?
The holidays have arrived in Italy. The kick off was a community wide Thanksgiving feast held at the Italy High School dome. The whole city was invited to participate in a non-denominational church service, BBQ and all the fixins, activities for the children and fellowship.
While remembering a very special man, the George E. Scott Memorial Scholarship bar-b-cue dinner fundraiser helps Italy High School graduates.
His dream was that any student at Italy High School who worked hard and had a desire to go to college could do so. He was also a dreamer and a planner and as such, he knew that this would require a lot of money and would need many people involved. This was not to be a one time scholarship, but a perpetual fund where only the interest on the principal was used, so that it would outlive us all.
It’s time to celebrate the gifts of life ~ especially the gifts we have in our own city of Italy, namely Andrea Hooker’s successful heart transplant. To celebrate this miracle, the Italy High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive this Saturday, September 22, from 10:00—3:00 at the IHS Dome.
Join “Team Hooker” and donate items to the silent auction or make financial contributions benefiting Andrea Hooker, a heart transplant recipient.
Lady Gladiator Volleyball JV and varsity teams held a successful car wash on Saturday to raise money for the program.
The Lady Gladiator Volleyball team will have a full day of it on Saturday, August 25. Volleyball at 11am and a carwash fundraiser from 9am until 3:30pm! Please support these hard working ladies!
Time to clean out your closets and garage for a back to school garage sale!!!! The Italy High School junior class would appreciate any donations that you may have for their garage sale that is tentatively planned for Saturday, August 11.
Both the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department arrive on scene to raise money for “Shop with a Cop” that will benefit deserving families during the Christmas holiday.
The skies may have surprised everyone with a little rain and thunder but the weather did not stop any fireworks or competition on the field. Guns & Hoses, a local fundraiser, arrived in Italy on Saturday night with all the bells and whistles and there was fun for everyone—all for a good cause, Shop With A Cop.
Italy grad Megann Mae Lewis Harlow and her husband Andrew Harlow both took time away from their studies at Hardin-Simmons University to bring hope, as well as socks, shoes, basketballs and shirts to the week long Basketball Smiles camp held in Nassau, Bahamas.
For nine years Debra Erwin was a missionary in Africa. You ask how did she come to Italy, Texas? Due to some health challenges Debra had to come back to the states and live with her son who resides in Frost. She realized it was going to take more time than she realized to bring her back to good health so she found a place to rent in Italy and is waiting until she can go back and help the people of Africa again.
Guns vs. Hoses T-shirts are now available for sale to the public for the benefit softball game on Saturday, July 7 between the Italy Fire Department and the Italy Police Department.
Calling all fans! Calling all fans! A “Guns & Hoses” charity softball game on Saturday, July 7, will be a fundraiser for “Shop with a COP.”
Good weather brought groups of cyclists to Italy on Saturday. The 27th Annual Tour d’Italia was sponsored by the Lone Star Cyclists and over 1050 people registered and rode the countryside around Italy. Membership chairman, Rhea Reedy, estimated 555 people registered on Saturday morning, before the ride.
On Saturday, May 12 the Batten Disease Support & Research Association is putting on a 5K run, 2 mile walk, and a 1K fun run event in order to raise funds for the ongoing research to find a cure for the Batten disease. This event will take place at the Reverchon Park located at 3505 Maple Avenue in Dallas and is in memory of Italy’s own Donovan Lusk and in honor of Eric and McKenna Lowden.
Italy High High School will host a hamburger meal fundraiser on Tuesday, April 17th in conjunction to the final home softball and baseball games of the season. The burgers will be cooked at the hamburger stand next to the field house and will be served beginning at 4:30pm. Swing by on your way to the softball and baseball games!
The Gladiators invite the community to come and join their efforts to raise money for cancer research. On Friday, April 6 the Gladiators varsity and JV squads will take on the Hubbard Jaguars in non-district match ups beginning at 4:30pm. Also planned is a Easter egg hunt in right field immediately following the varstity game. Come for the cause and stay for the candy!
Tuesday afternoon it was raining to beat all in Italy. There were tornadoes in Dallas and surrounding areas but that did not stop the Stafford Elementary PTO members and the Italy community from coming out and supporting the kids at the hamburger supper.
The newly reorganized Stafford Elementary PTO is starting off with a bang. First item of business is to raise money to help enrich the learning of the Stafford Elementary students.
Richard Kampen of Italy was named winner of the two Texas Ranger 11-game tickets given away by the Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club Friday morning.
The Lady Gladiators host Pink-out to help raise funds for cancer research with honored guest and cancer survivor Karen Mathiowetz delivering the ceremonial opening-pitch before Italy’s district game against Maypearl.
The Italy High School junior class will host a car wash on Saturday, March 24th from 10-6 at Chicken Express in Waxahachie to raise money for prom. This is their last big fundraiser of the year so please come out to support our juniors.
The Lady Gladiator Softball team would like to extend an invitation to the community to come and join their efforts to raise money for cancer research. On
Tuesday, March 20 Wednesday, March 21 the Lady Gladiators will take on the Maypearl Lady Panthers in a district matchup beginning at 6:00pm 6:30pm. All proceeds from this softball game will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
On Saturday, March 3, two teams of bowlers from the Milford Chapter of the National Honor Society participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowlathon in Waxahachie raising over $1,500.00 for the Ellis County BBBS chapter.
Italy High School Senior, Brandon Souder, has a head full of hair, thick and curly and reminiscent of Harpo, a member of the comedy team, The Marx Brothers or Epstein, a character from the 70’s show, “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Well, that’s not a bad thing because Brandon is willing to go out on a limb and take one for the team.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band Booster Club will be giving away a Texas Ranger 11-game pass for two on Tuesday, March, 20. This pass includes opening day.
Italy Gladiator Band Booster Fundraiser is holding a raffle for a 2012 Texas Ranger 11 Game Pass for 2 people, including Opening Day! A total of 22 tickets good for 11 games of exciting Ranger action.
It was very, very cold the night of Dianne Jaynes fundraiser. But the citizens of the small community of Italy, Texas was not going to let a little bad weather bother them and as usual came out in full to support one of their own, Dianne Jaynes and her family.
The Italy Band Boosters were successful with their spaghetti dinner Saturday night raising more than $3,000 that will be used for scholarships, band instruments and various other needs of the Italy ISD band program.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band Booster Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Cafe.