Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! Yes, it is that time again, Christmas time and this is the time for giving to those who are less fortunate. Italy’s First State Bank is trying to do just that by hosting an Angel Tree.
Merry Christmas everyone! That is what the city of Milford wants for all the boys in girls in their town, to have a merry Christmas, hence, the Angel Tree.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance is gathering up its volunteers and rolling up its collective sleeves. On Saturday morning, Dec. 11, the Christian organization will deliver non-perishables, canned goods and a turkey to the needy citizens of Italy.
Thank you to everyone who came Friday morning and bought Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to support our youth. We apologize for selling out of doughnuts so quickly and would like to prevent this from happening again by asking for pre-orders. If you would like to guarantee your doughnuts this Friday Morning December 10th, please pre-order.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance will not be open on the first Monday of December (12/06/10) due to Christmas basket delivery on Saturday, December 11.
On Sunday, November 14th, the youth of the First Baptist Church of Italy will be hosting a Scentsy Party at 2:00pm at the FBC Fellowship Hall. A portion of monies raised will support youth activities and events.
The autumn leaves are beginning to fall right now but there are some people gearing up for Christmas Day. The Waxahachie Salvation Army is receiving applications for their Angel Tree which will help children in need for Christmas. They are inviting the citizens of Italy and surrounding areas to respond.
The annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund barbecue dinner will be held Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Italy High School Cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $7 per person. The meal will be catered by Bubba’s of Ennis.
Saturday, September 25th, from 4pm-7pm the Family Fellowship Church is having a fun event for children ages preschool thru 6th grade. There will be activities, entertainment and a meal served at 6:00pm. Admission will be two canned goods per person.
Note: Date was changed to the 25th due to soggy ground conditions.
Labor Day is just around the corner. In fact, Monday, September 6 is next week. The Italy Ministerial Alliance is announcing the local food pantry will still be open from 5:00-8:00 pm on the holiday.
When C.C. Jones graduated from Avalon High School in the late nineties, he was like most teenagers his age. He was ready to conquer the world, ready to get on with his life. Since then, he has overcome some obstacles and has turned his life around. Then all of that came crashing to an end when a doctor diagnosed him with cancer.
A caring host family (with or without children) is needed to provide food, a bed and a loving home to 16-year-old Pauline from Germany. She was looking forward to her school year in America and hoped to arrive in August, but there is a shortage of host families and she has been unable to find a placement home. If a home is not found by August 27th, she will not get to fulfill her dream of experiencing America.
The family of Shelley Nance has created the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior of Italy High School beginning the year 2011. If you would like to make a donation to this fund please send checks to Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 717. Waxahachie, Texas 75168.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance (a local group of churches and individuals representing different faiths) hosts the local food pantry once a month for Italy residents. In fact, it is always open the first Monday of the month from 5pm-8pm, located at First United Methodist church at 124 Harpold, come rain or shine, holiday or not. The downward spiral in these economic times has taken its toll on the food pantry and they could use your help.
Elizabeth Sam, a 1991 WHS graduate, passed away after a valiant fight with breast cancer on July 1, her 37th birthday. Her family and friends need our help raising funds for funeral expenses. The College Street Pub in Waxahachie has graciously offered to host a benefit to assist the Sam family on Wednesday, July 7 from 7:00 p.m. to close.
The Relay for Life team of Central Baptist Church will hold a hamburger and hotdog lunch fundraiser on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at noon. There will be a gift and dessert auction at 12:30.
The Royal Ambassadors and their leaders from Central Baptist Church in Italy, Texas, are getting ready to pack another “Bucket of Hope” for Haiti earthquake victims. After filling the buckets, the RAs prayed for the people who would receive the food as well as for the safety of those responsible for transporting and delivering them.
The members of the Italy Masonic Hall wants to thank everyone for their support. The “BBQ by the pound” sale that was conducted on Superbowl Sunday was a huge success and could not have been so without the support of the community of Italy and surrounding areas.
The Italy Masonic Hall will be selling BBQ brisket by the pound on Superbowl Sunday. The BBQ will be sold from 10:00am until gone on Sunday, February 7 at the Masonic Hall located on Main Street. Monies raised through this fundraising event will go to the W.R. Gorman Masonic Scholarship Fund. All donations are greatly appreciated.
In connection with UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and the Italy Ministerial Alliance, Italy residents are encouraged to join the efforts nationwide and help the grieving and suffering nation of Haiti by creating Health Kits to send to them.
When David South and other members of the Monolithic family formed a partnership with Haitian Rapper Won-G to build EcoShell domes in Haiti, no one could have imagined the sense of urgency the project would take on just a few short weeks later.
The holidays are a wonderful time for reflection and counting our blessings. During this time of year the Ray Loveless family remembers the miracle that touched their lives in 2005. That’s the year Ray and Barbara’s grandson, Kaleb Loveless, was diagnosed with a nueroblastoma at the tender age of nine months old.
Adam Muirhead is helping to spread the news further of 4th & 19th TXSG Regiment doing a first annual “Young Heroes of the Guard” toy drive for very ill children/teens for Our Childrens Hospital at Baylor, in Dallas, December 12th-13th in the afternoon both days.
First State Bank of Rice located in Italy, Texas, put up their “Angel Tree” in the lobby today and are ready for you to come by and pick an “Angel” off their tree.
There is an Angel Tree in the lobby at Citizens National Bank of Texas in Italy. They have boy and girl angels, and for the folks who don’t have time to shop there are cash donation envelopes. All donations will go to families and children in need here in Ellis County.
On Monday November 30th, Milford Titus Women had their second Annual Coats 4 Kids Project. We handed out 30 coats to the children in our community.
Milford’s Police department has an Angel Tree every year, in fact this is the sixth year they have participated in this program. This year they are needing a little help. Times are tough this year and there are many “Angels” that need to be adopted.
Carter Blood Drive will be at Italy High School on October 8th from 10:30 to 5:00 in the old gymnasium. Please, come out and help save a life by donating blood.
Friday evening before the homecoming game the George E. Scott Memorial Scholarship dinner was held at Italy High School in the cafeteria. It was full of hungry people with not only an appetite for food but also an appetite for contributing to the scholarship fund. And a hearty appetite they had.
Angel Food Ministries is so excited with all of the new things that are going on. They now have a hand held Community Access Terminal — which means they can now accept credit card and debit card payments and more easily process Lone Star Card payments! The terminal will also cut down on paperwork.
The benefit for Casey Valdez took place this past Saturday evening around 5:00 PM. Everyone was there. The Milford Senior Citizens Hall was filled with people purchasing the barbeque dinners.
Don’t forget this Saturday August 8th, at 5:00 PM is the benefit for Manny and Casey Valdez. It will be held at the Milford Community Center.
Ellis County Equine Youth Association (ECEYA) will have a Fundraiser Fun Show on July 25. The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at the Flying Dollar Ranch Arena. All horse kids are invited to come compete in halter, western, English, yearling, and speed events.
This Saturday, July 18, the Milford Varsity Cheerleaders will have a huge garage sale in downtown Milford. The sale will begin at 8:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm. Car washes will also be available during the sale. Come out and support the cheerleaders in their fund raising efforts!
On behalf of the Ellis County Renegades 12 and Under baseball team, Chick-fil-A® in Waxahachie will be sponsoring “Spirit Night” on Monday, July 6th between 5-8 p.m.
BAKE SALE – Saturday, June 27th. 9:00 a.m. until noon. Cornerstone on Main Street in Italy. All proceeds benefit the Youth of Central Baptist Church for camp.
The Youth of Central Baptist Church in Italy are having a car wash on Saturday, June 20 in the parking lot of Italy Family Medicine on Main Street from 10:00 a.m. until 400 p.m. They will also hold a bake sale on June 27 from 9:00 – noon at the Cornerstone on Main Street.
On Friday, the fifth day of June the Jeter family (of Hillsboro) was pulled apart and broken. Kiersten and Kelsey Jeter were attacked by their mother in an abandoned house located on Highway 77 and Highway 35 in Hillsboro.
The first Monday of every month is the day scheduled for Food Pantry pick up and deliveries. The pantry is located at 124 Harpold in Italy at the First United Methodist Church and will be open from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
The Cotton Patch Cafe, located at 791 N Highway 77 in Waxahachie, is hosting a Relay For Life fundraiser on Saturday, May 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to close. The proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Angel Food Ministries has released their May Menu. Orders must be made on Saturday, May 16, from 9:00 am until 10:30 am and Sunday, May 17, from noon until 3:00 pm. If you are not able to order at the above times, please call Winona Crumpton on her cell phone (214.399.8833) and she will arrange to meet with you at a different time.
Last week, wild fires fueled by high winds spread throughout the northwest portion of Texas and into Oklahoma. Dozens of homes were destroyed in the Montague County towns of Sunset and Stoneburg, Texas. The Red Cross, as always, sprung into action to give some relief to victims. However, they have requested donations from Italy Lions Club and the Italy Ministerial Alliance.
It brings men, women and children together for an overnight gathering of celebration and remembrance. It raises funds for the fight against cancer; a disease that will affect one in two American men and one in three American woman in their lifetime. It celebrates life, remembers those lost and empowers others to fight back.
Saturday, April 18th from 11 to 3, the First Baptist Church of Milford is sponsoring a Fish Fry benefit to be held at the Senior Citizen’s Center located at 109 S Main Street in Milford.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday morning, the doors to the Milford Bulldogs’ gym were opened to the community for the “Mt. Moriah Christian Youth Basketball Tournament.” Teams were invited from all over to come and compete against one another to raise money for the church.
The cheerleaders of Milford ISD are walking in the Relay for Life walk on May 15th, 2009. The name of their team is Team Cheer.
First Baptist Church of Italy is holding a Pampered Chef fundraiser. The monies raised will be used to send the youth to camp. This fundraiser will be on April 4th at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Italy located at 200 Clark Street, Italy, Texas.
Tonight is Relay Night at CiCi’s in Waxahachie. In fact, Relay Night at CiCi’s will not only be tonight, it will also be every Tuesday in April. If you put your receipt in the jar when you pay then Central Ellis County Relay gets 10% of those receipts.
The Relay For Life Central Ellis County is fast approaching. It will be held on May 15 & 16, 2009 at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie and a search to find all cancer survivors is underway. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with the celebration of the Survivors’ Lap.
Every March, Meals on Wheels has an annual national campaign designed to increase public awareness. One of the campaigns is Mayors for Meals. On a designated day in March, Mayors across the country deliver meals to seniors in their community.