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.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an afternoon of live entertainment, food, fellowship and prizes on Friday, May 9.
There is a Movie Night planned at the Cornerstone Downtown for April 26th. The movie, Creature From The Black Lagoon (in 3D) will begin at 8:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and your favorite movie snack and enjoy the outdoor cinema set up in the parking lot.
The folks at the S.M. Dunlap Library is inviting all children ages 1 though 9 to their 35th annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19th beginning at 9:00am.
The City of Italy will be having their 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 2nd from 6pm to 10pm. There will be a salsa and guacamole contest, music, games and lots of food and craft vendors.
If the kids have been driving you crazy, then you deserve a night out! Come drop off your kids for a fun time of dinner, games, snacks and movies.
A surprise birthday party will be held for Billye Clay Cornwell Barrow (Little-Un) of Burleson on Saturday, March 1 at the Uptown Café in Italy from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The IHS Junior class will sponsor a Valentines Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Italy ISD students. The dance will be held at the old IHS gym on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. There will be a DJ and concessions.
Michael Dean Entertainment will be performing Karaoke at the Rockett Ranch Café and Music Hall in Milford starting January 24th and continuing every Friday night thereafter.
The Italy High School and Junior High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a Christmas movie night at the old gym this Saturday, December 21st. Movies, chili dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and a bounce house will all be a part of the fun that will begin at 5:30pm.
The Ministerial Alliance Christmas service that was scheduled for Sunday night, December 8, at Mt. Gilead has been cancelled due to icy roads and bad weather.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to the annual Community Christmas service this coming Sunday night, December 8th. The service begins at 6:30 pm at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church. There will be a Festival of Choirs from six of the area churches and Pastor Preston Dixon will bring the Christmas message.
We are interested in having all performing groups from Italy participate in the entertainment for the Italy Christmas Festival and Parade. We are looking for bands, singers, cheerleading groups, dance groups, MIME groups, choirs, and others who have a talent for and desire to entertain the community at our wonderful festival on December 7th.
The 6th annual Italy Christmas Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 in downtown Italy, Texas. The festival’s activities will run from 7:00am to 2:00pm. Make plans to participate and celebrate the season with your neighbor.
Everyone is invited to the third annual community wide Thanksgiving BBQ provided as a holiday season gift by the Italy Ministerial Alliance on Sunday, November 24th, from 12:30-2:00 pm.
The Italy High School Class of 1968 will hold their 45th class reunion on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The members will meet at Italy High School at 4:00 p.m. to tour the facility. Getting reacquainted hour will begin at 5:30 at Rockett Ranch Cafe in Milford at 5:30 and meal to follow at 7:00. For more information contact Ranae Harrison at 972-875-6407.
ITALY, Texas — Monolithic Dome homes all across the United States, including the dome complex off of Kinfolk Road in Italy, Texas, will be open for tours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 19th. Admission is free.
The Rockett Ranch Café and Club in Milford held its first annual barbeque cook off last Saturday, Oct. 5. The turnout was less than expected. Speculation suggested the rain prediction could have been the reason or the 60% payout for prize money. It was decided next year would deliver an 80% payout and pray for better weather.
National Night Out downtown Italy at the Pavilion Tuesday night was quite the success! There were over 200 people there eating hotdogs, line dancing, visiting and just having a great time. Mayor Hobbs was even spotted dancing in the line dance!