The Italy Christmas Celebration Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship this year. Without their generosity and willingness to help, the celebration would not have been possible.
Italy Christmas Celebration
December 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
~ Saturday, October 21st from 6pm to 8pm ~ Read the attached flyer for all the details!
The public is invited to the headquarters of the Monolithic Dome Institute on Saturday, October 14th. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., many of the domes on the property will be open to tour. Entrance to the open house is free and open to families and all ages.
Because of inclement weather, the National Night Out scheduled for October 3 from 6-9 p.m. had to be cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday October 28, from 3-6 pm. We are sorry for the short notice but the rain made us do it.
With just over a week until the community wide event, requests are still coming in. If you are planning on having a garage sale next weekend, October 7, 2017 (no city permit needed) please get signed up so that your location can be included on the map that will be handed out to shoppers.
The Italy Police Department will host the annual National Night Out for 2017 at the Upchurch Field, 200 Dilworth, on Tuesday evening, October 3, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Italy Fire Department will also have their fire truck at the event. Be sure to stop by and visit with our firemen.
Get signed up and hold your spot!
Event date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 beginning at 7am
Weather outlook shows the temps to be in the low 80’s!—Great weather for getting rid of all your neat treasures!!!
Don’t forget to sign up for a spot downtown or register your home for Italy’s 2017 Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale. Downtown spots are open for members of the Italy, Avalon, Forreston and Milford Communities.
Its that time again as plans are underway for the 2017 Italy Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale. The date has been set for Saturday, October 7, 2017. The focal point of this event will be an opportunity for community members in and around Italy (including Avalon, Forreston & Milford) to set up mini-garage sale booths in Italy’s downtown Pavilion as well as Italy citizens having garage sales at their home. It will be a great opportunity for everyone 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.
….for Italy’s Annual Main Street Market and Community Wide Garage Sale!!!!
See attached flyer regarding this event.
Read the attached flyer for more information regarding the upcoming Italy Opry.
The Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club is hosting the annual spaghetti dinner to kick of the Tour D’Italia this weekend. Everyone, not just cyclists, are invited to come and eat at the High School Cafeteria. Dinner starts at 5:30pm this Friday, June 16th—$6 per plate. Bring the whole family!
See the attached flyer with information regarding the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt to be held at Unchurch Ball Fields.
To register for the fun, go to http://tinyurl.com/ko2o2ng and sign up, OR you may pay Mrs. Joffre at the high school or Mrs. Chambers at Stafford Elementary. Checks should be made out to Italy ISD.
The race will begin and end at the high school—300 S. College Street, Italy. Race start time is 8:00 a.m. for runners and a few minutes after that for walkers. Check in time begins at 6:00 a.m.
See attached flyer for information regarding the event.
Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 11, 2017 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Ennis Czech Boys 1pm, Czech Harvesters 3pm, Jodie Mikula Orchestra 5pm, Czech and Then Some 7pm, Moravians 9pm. Only $8 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. The kitchen will be open. Cash bar. ATM available. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.
We have rescheduled the Festival & Parade due to the impending weather tomorrow. The new date is next Saturday, December 10th. Attached is the public notice that will be announced by KBEC with all the information.
The Italy Christmas Festival is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016. Vendor booths along with other activities will be open from 10am to 2pm. The parade along Main Street will begin at noon.
IYAA Teams need your support. On Saturday, November 5th there will be a large garage sale, wiffle ball tournament and washer tournament all at Upchurch Ball Fields to help raise needed funds for the C – Team Football and B – Team Cheer to go to AT&T Stadium on Dec 11, 2016.
Vendor forms and Parade forms are attached for the 2016 Italian Christmas Festival which will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in downtown Italy.
Stagecoach Cowboy Church, located at 356 FM 55 in Waxahachie, will host a Fall Festival and Auction on Saturday, October 29.
The public is invited to the complex of the Monolithic Dome Institute on Saturday October 15th for an open house. The Institute is located at 177 Dome Park Place, Italy, Texas 76651, and the event will last from 10 am until 4 pm. This annual event has no admission fees.
Former superintendent, George Scott’s dream of helping Italy students be able to attain a higher education after high school is evident in this dinner. He started this scholarship in 1986 by investing his own money.
Friday evening, Homecoming, October 14 – 5pm to 7pm
You are cordially invited to attend this year’s annual Fall Festival which is scheduled for Sunday October 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the church grounds at 434 South Ward Street in Italy, Texas. There will be a variety of food, games, rides and music; as well as other activities for the whole family.
The Italy Community Activities Committee met on September 13, 2016 to make decisions regarding the upcoming Homecoming Parade and Italian Festival. They voted to cancel the Italian Festival scheduled for October 15, 2016 and combine it with the traditional Christmas festivities held on the first Saturday in December.
Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner, and preparations have already begun. View this article for a schedule of events for the week’s activities.
Announcement for Gospel Music Concert planned for Saturday, October 1st. Read attached flyer for all the details.
CANCELLED!!! The Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament is planned for August 20, 2016 to be held at Italy’s Unchurch Ball Park (201 E. Dilworth Street, Italy). All entry fees and proceeds will go to the Shop with a Hero Foundation.
Spread the word! Tell your friends! Italy’s 2016 Main Street Market and Community Wide Garage Sale is the place to be on Saturday, August 6. With over 15 vendors in the downtown pavilion and more than 15 garage sales out in the community, there is surely something for everyone!
The sign-ups for the 2016 Italy Main Street Market and Community Wide Garage Sale on August 6, 2016 are in full swing. To-date we have 26 families signed up to either have a garage sale at their home (within the city limits of Italy) or set up a booth in the downtown area (in and around the Pavilion). There is still time to get signed up:: Click Here
Italy’s Shop With a Hero is sponsoring the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game and activities on July 9th, 2016 at the Italy High School softball complex.
The Italy Shop With a Hero Corporation is sponsoring the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses Softball game fund raiser on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The event will be held at the Italy High School softball complex on College Street with free admittance for all.
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.
[Sadly, was rained out]…….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.