In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Please help Italy High School “Back the Blue” this week in appreciation for all that our Italy Police Department does for the community.
The Cinco De Mayo fiesta celebration will be Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. Vendor booths will be located at the Cargill-Gallman Pavilion, downtown Italy. Vendor forms for booths need to be turned in by May 2nd to get a good spot but we will still allow late comers.
Our meeting this month is on a very popular topic “Backyard Chickens”. We have so many chicken farmers! It looks like we will have a good attendance. Please feel free to bring a chair if you like. We will have some chairs and some feed bags to sit upon.
Italy Jr./Sr. High School’s Civil Air Patrol will be hosting a 5k color run on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. The monies raised for this event will go directly to the program which promotes Aerospace Education (STEM), Leadership, Self-Discipline, and Fitness.
It’s time for the 27th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo! This year, the week of April 4-9, students from Ellis County will have the opportunity to put on display what hard work and dedication truly mean. Students from FFA, 4-H and FCCLA have been planning and preparing their projects for this important week for over a year, in some cases. Each of the exhibitors you will see this week, whether from the Creative Arts, Ag. Mechanics or the Livestock division have great pride and honor in the product they will present.
Union Missionary Baptist Church of Italy’s Union Women at Work (UWAW) hosted their 2016 Chili Cookoff with church member Marilyn Kelly named the winner. Patricia Price won 2nd place and Willie Young took 3rd place.
Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Czech Harvesters 1pm, Jodie Mikula Orchestra 3pm, Czech and Then Some 5pm, Moravians 7pm, Ennis Czech Boys 9pm. Only $7 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! The kitchen will be open. Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance invites you to attend the IMA Annual Christmas Treelighting Service Sunday, December 6, 5 p.m. Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward Street, Italy.
Here are the forms for Italy’s 8th annual Christmas Festival and Parade
Mummy Miles 5k, hosted by TRINITY Nursing & Rehabilitation of Italy, LP, has been postponed to October 31, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. We can’t wait to see you next Saturday on the 31st! Don’t forget your costume!!
Epiphany Catholic Church (434 S. Ward Street, Italy) will have it’s annual Fall Festival on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 9:00am to 8:00pm — food, live music, games, soccer and rides!
Stagecoach Cowboy Church, 356 FM 55 just south of Waxahachi, invites the community to come and enjoy the fun at their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery invites you to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary in Italy with a FREE Spaghetti Dinner for the community on Thursday, Oct 29, 7 p.m. @ The Cornerstone, 405 Main St.
Italy will once again have the Italy Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The focal point of this event will be an opportunity for community members in and around Italy to set up mini-garage sale booths in Italy’s downtown Pavilion. Citizens are urged to have garage sales at their home as well. It will be a great opportunity for you to clean out a closet or two as well as finding your next piece for that DIY Pinterest project you have been wanting to do.
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 the Chautauqua Auditorium and Getzendaner Park of Waxahachie, Texas will present “Chautauqua Celebrates Flight” from 9am to 5pm.
The annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund barbecue dinner will be held Friday, October 2, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Italy High School Cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $12 per person. The meal will be catered by Bubba’s of Ennis.
The 23rd annual “350 Benefit” will be held on Saturday, October 17. Prime Rib dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dancing until 11:30 p.m.
The Masons of the Italy Lodge #647 will have BBQ for sale on Sunday, September 6th beginning at 10:30am. The sale will continue until they are all sold out. The sale will be held in front of the lodge on Main Street in Italy.
Information and schedule for the 2015 Italian Festival.
I hope everyone can come out and support this great program which gives back to the kids every year. We are switching it up a little this year by having some of the Italy High School playoff softball girls play with both the Police Officers and Firemen this year. This should add some excitement to the game and it gives the graduating seniors one more chance to play on their field. We encourage everyone to come out and have some fun and watch the Fireworks display after the game.
“Meet at the Well,” the worship band for the Celebrate Recovery ministry of Italy, is releasing an album of praise music for the recovering soul. The nine-track album has music from the three-piece group that has led worship together for two years right here in Italy.
We invite Italy senior adults to a cookout hamburger lunch at Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 24 at noon. Come and enjoy the fellowship of other seniors. There is no program for this luncheon, just the simple joy of good company. Stay as long as you like. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert, but come and eat either way. We’ll see you there!
See the attached flyer for all the scoop on the Playday planned at the Stagecoach Cowboy Church on Saturday, June 27th.
Due to the recent rains and the rainy forecast for this Saturday, May 30th, The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County location has changed. Instead of holding the event at the Waxahachie Sports Complex, the event will be held at Robbie E. Howard Eighth Grade Center, 265 Broadhead Road in Waxahachie on May 30, 2015.
The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County extends a special invitation to all cancer survivors and caregivers to attend this year’s Relay on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Waxahachie Sports Complex. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Robbie E. Howard Eighth Grade Center, 265 Broadhead Road in Waxahachie.
Hundreds to Participate in American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Central Ellis County on May 30, 2015 at Waxahachie Sports Complex .
Ever heard a musical selection performed by just tubas and euphoniums (baby tubas, aka baritones)? No, we’re not talking about the oom-pahs often associated with the instrument in marches or circus music. We’re talking about a full-fledged piece of music by a well-known composer such as Dmitri Shostakovich, or the march master Karl King. Well, don’t give up on yourself just yet.
Stagecoach Cowboy Church is planning a Horseless Rodeo on Saturday, April 18th for kids 12 & under at the Stagecoach Cowboy Church Arena. Hot dogs and fixin’s will be served beginning at 5:00pm with the Rodeo beginning at 6:00pm. Meal and Rodeo is Free!
Relay For Life of Central Ellis County has set a date for their 1st Annual Craft Fair. Booth spaces are limited so register as soon as you can.
Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 7, 2015 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Jodie Mikula Orchestra 1pm, Czech and Then Some 3pm, Moravians 5pm, Ennis Czech Boys 7pm, Czech Harvesters 9pm. Only $7 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! The kitchen will be open. Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County will be held on May 30, 2015 at the Waxahachie Sports Complex from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. All Ellis County residents are invited and encouraged to attend.
Once again Trinity Nursing & Rehabilitation (Trinity Mission) is reaching out to the community. This time it is by inviting anyone in the community over the age of sixty to come play Bingo for free.
You are invited to a Christmas Concert hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, Texas. We are welcoming the Healing Heart Chorus on December 5th at 7:30. We are very excited for this special event and would like to share this evening with our neighbor communities. Please help us spread the word. For more Information please contact the church office at 254-582-2342.
The students and faculty at Italy High School will have their Veteran’s Day Program in the George E. Scott Coliseum on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. All veterans and community members are welcomed to attend.
Murrie Wainscott and his wife Brenda invite the community to join them for a Waxahachie Old Fashioned Singing project featuring a brush-arbor musical production called, “Heaven’s Front Porch.”
Lions Club of Italy is sponsoring its 1st Annual Music on Main featuring Bobby Dean and Timeless Country Band on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
The historic Chautauqua Auditorium will once again host a live performance by the Waxahachie Community Theatre. Italy’s own Gary Clark and Syndey Lowenthal will be part of the cast and crew of their performance of The Music Man this weekend.
The First Baptist Church of Italy located at 200 Clark Street is planning their annual Fall Festival. The festival will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm to 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a great time filled with games, food, candy and more!
The 22nd Annual George E. Scott Memorial Scholarship Dinner was held last Friday night before the Homecoming football game in the school cafeteria. The catered meal by Bubba’s Barbecue of Ennis featured brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans, bread and tea.
Italy’s Trick or Treat on Main Street is scheduled for Friday, October 31st from 4-5pm.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed widening of I-35E from 2.17 miles south of FM 566 (Hill/Ellis County Line) to US 77 south of Waxahachie. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Italy High School Cafeteria, 300 College Street, Italy, Texas 76651. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Epiphany Church of Italy invites the community to attend their Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m to 7:30 p.m on the church grounds at 434 South Ward Street. There will be a variety of food, games, and music; as well as other activities for the whole family!!!
Requests are coming in for spots at the Italy Pavilion for this weekend’s Italy Main Street Market (Community Wide Garage Sale). So far we have 9 families that will be set up and ready for customers by 8:00am Saturday morning, August 16. If you, or someone you know, is wanting to come and have a spot please have them complete the [[Italy Main Street Market Sign-Up Form]] ASAP.
Following the Homerun Derby which begins at 6:00.pm., the Italy Police and Fire Departments will duel for dollars in their annual GUNS vs HOSES Charity Softball Game which plays out on Saturday, July 5, starting at 7:15 p.m. at the Italy High School Softball field, aka Johnny Jones Field. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and admission is free!!
Author to sign copies of book about West explosion
The family of Geneva Sevier Rosemond cordially invites her friends to help her celebrate her 90th birthday in a special way.
Page McCoy Smith with WFAA Channel 8 Good Morning Texas will be here fearing the morning hours of June 27th. They are doing a series on Texas Cities with European names and Italy was chosen to participate. Page was out here on June 2nd and took some shots of City Hall, the Fire Station, Corley Bell Tower, the Blacksmith shop behind City Hall and also Uptown Café. Everyone come out to the Cargill Gallman Pavilion on the 27th @ 8:00 am and show your support for Italy, The Biggest Little Town in Texas.
The third annual Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament is just around the corner! This family-fun, community event has something for everyone and benefits Italy’s Shop With A Hero program. Vendor applications are being accepted now. Join in on the fun by setting up a booth during the event.
The Italy Cemetery Association is asking for the community to help clean up the cemetery. A work day is planned for Saturday, June 7th. Volunteers are needed with chain saws and weed eaters.
The Flying Dollar Ranch located in Italy, Texas, is proud to offer an exciting new opportunity of summer art camp! Students will learn to draw and paint from life around the ranch: animals, landscape scenery and still life.