Light up an Angel’s Christmas at Trinity Mission

Image: Look at this beautiful Christmas tree filled with lots of ‘Angels’.

For the first time at Trinity Mission they are hosting an Angel Tree for the residents. As you enter the building you see many beautiful Christmas trees, six in all, decorated with pretty lights and gorgeous decorations. You will see a beautiful Christmas tree in the dining room that truly belongs to the residents. The residents hand made all the ornaments, paper chains and even hand strung popcorn garland.

Italy Ministerial Alliance hosts community feast

Image: Kathryn Dabney, age 5, enjoys climbing a nearby tree during the Thanksgiving feast.

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.

Read-A-Thon at IHS

Image: Lupita Rincon, sophomore, enjoys the time with her book at the Read-A-Thon.

The eighth annual reading marathon was in full swing this week Nov. 26-30 at the Italy High School Library! Students, faculty and staff participated in a week-long event that had someone constantly reading in the “reading parlor” in the library from 8 a.m. Monday morning until school dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

5th annual Italy Christmas Festival planning is underway


Mark your calendars! December 1, 2012 is the day that Italy will have a fun hometown event for everyone! The 5th annual Christmas Festival will have a few new twists this year. In addition to the event being centered around the soon to be completed Italy City Pavilion, the Italy Park board has added a Christmas dessert contest as well as a homemade tamale contest—both with cash prizes!

Italy Lions Club plans annual Breakfast with Santa


On Saturday, December 1, the Italy Lions Club will have their annual Breakfast with Santa. The all you can eat pancakes and sausage breakfast will be served at the Boze Community Center in downtown Italy from 7:00 to 10:00am. Come join Santa and the Italy Lions Club for this special holiday event.

There will be a sendoff for the Gladiators @ 3:45 p.m. outside the dome

Image: All In – We Win! The community is invited to a sendoff for the Italy Gladiators on Friday, November 23, at 3:45 p.m. outside the Italy Coliseum dome as the team bus heads out to take on the Valley View Eagles in an Area Championship matchup!

Italy — The community is invited to help sendoff the Italy Gladiators into battle against the Valley View Eagles to decide the Area Championship. Everyone is welcome to gather at the Italy High School parking lot before 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 23, to salute the team bus as it passes. Have your signs and noise makers ready to help cheer on the team as they try to move one step closer toward their ultimate goal!

Sharing Thanksgiving with family and friends

Image: Edith Newell (resident) sharing the Thanksgiving celebration with Lee Newell (son), Walt Newell (son) and Ken Adkins (brother).

Trinity Mission was filled with family and friends recently for their annual Thanksgiving Feast. The tables were beautifully set with fall colors. The staff members truly out did themselves this year serving everyone with a smile, making the Thanksgiving Celebration a grand one for all.

Gladiator District Champion/Playoff Bound shirts are ready

Image: Sandy Dabney with Lil’ Dab Embroidery of Italy, while doing the preliminary work before printing Italy Gladiator Football’s district champion/playoff bound shirts which are now ready for fans to wear to Friday’s game! Italy will challenge Valley View for the area championship being played at Pennington Field, in Bedford.

The 2012 Italy Gladiator Football district champion/playoff shirts are printed and ready to be delivered. If you ordered shirts, be aware that we are in the process of contacting everyone to distribute the them. Therefore, you may receive a call from us on Thanksgiving day or early Friday but we are hoping to have all the shirts in the stands by game time.

Formal winter banquet planned; will feature gospel entertainment


Fellowship 5 sends out a community wide invitation to all for their First Annual Formal Winter Banquet. The elegant evening of dining and entertainment will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at the Red Oak Civic Center, 200 Lakeview Parkway in Red Oak.

Additional photos from Italy’s win over Kerens for the District Championship

Image: Senior Pride! Caden Jacinto(6), Adrian Reed(64) and Jalarnce Lewis(65) are proud seniors after they and their teammates defeated Kerens to lay sole claim to the 2012 District 6-1A District Championship.

Kerens — Enjoy additional images from Gladiators’ district win over the Kerens Bobcats to claim the 2012 District 6-1A Championship. Italy avoided a three-team tie for 1st place by sweeping their district competition 5-0. Italy demonstrated guts while mounting a fourth-quarter comeback to prove just one thing in the end, that tough people win! — TPW

IHS FCCLA club hosted a festival

Image: Coach Nate Skelton sat still as the pie-in-the-face contest took a messy turn.

On November 10, 2010, the Italy High School FCCLA club hosted a Fall Festival benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, which distributes food throughout our community. The group collected $188.65 in change. Just 14 cents will buy a pound of food for hungry families.

City prepares for annual Christmas festival

Image: Shawn Martin promoted to Corporal by Italy Police Chief Diron Hill at Italy City Council meeting

The City of Italy is still seeking donations and volunteers for its Fifth Annual Christmas Festival and Parade scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, according to Mayor Frank Jackson. He made the announcement at the city council’s monthly meeting held Monday evening in council chambers.

Italy FFA fruit sale underway


Italy FFA is currently having their fruit sales campaign. This is an annual fundraiser for the FFA program that provides a quality product year after year. Please contact Mr. Godwin or any FFA student if you would like to order some of the delicious fruit that our local club has to offer.

Italy Schools participated in area wide USA Bowling Special Olympics

Image: Montavian McDaniel Stands to receive his bronze metal.

Italy Elementary and Italy High School CBI students recently participated in the Special Olympics Bowling tournament held at USA Bowl in Dallas. According to Mrs. Young (High School CBI teacher) and Mrs. Cox (Stafford Elementary CBI teacher) the students were excited and ready to bowl and I would say they were right on target by all the ribbons and medals they brought home.