Atascosa Feast of Thanksgiving

Rebecca Raves



Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays out of the entire year. I mean, who doesn’t love the food? Stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, yams, turkey and, my personal favorites, PUMPKIN PIE AND HAM! The only thing I’m sure you and I can both agree on, is the amount of time it takes to prepare such a mouthwatering meal.

What if I told you that this year, you don’t have to worry about all of that hard work? You don’t even have to worry about paying a single penny for a meal! All you have to do is text one phone number to get a FREE Thanksgiving meal this year.

Atascosa County Democratic Chair Julie Hilberg and Republican Chair Wayne Vaughn have come together to provide a FREE Thanksgiving meal for all of the county in their first ever Atascosa Feast of Thanksgiving next week on Thanksgiving Day. The dinner will take place at the Jourdanton Community Center located at 1101 Campbell Ave. Due to the overwhelming support and donations from the community, the event is able to feed 500 people.

I’m so excited to see our different political party chairs coming together to provide this FREE Thanksgiving meal to our residents. I know I will be making my reservations to enjoy this bountiful Feast of Thanksgiving.

Dine-in or take your plate to-go, but hurry up and make your reservations TODAY! Curbside pickup is available for those with homebound family members from 1-3 p.m. Or, if you to want sit down and mingle, dinein reservations are also available for noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. All you have to do is TEXT your reservation to 830-534- 7083 with the time and number of people you want. There is a limit of eight people per reservation. There are extra benefits for dining inside including Santa Claus making a special trip just to see the great people of Atascosa County. Follow the “Atascosa Feast of Thanksgiving” Facebook page for a special announcement coming soon and for more information on this fun, free and thankful event for Atascosa County residents.

Make your reservations today and skip the buying, preparing, cooking and cleaning! The meal is free to everyone and is not based on income.

For more information, please contact Chairman Vaughn at 830-534-3912 or Chairwoman Hilberg at 210-728-6461. For donations, please mail them to Atascosa Feast of Thanksgiving, P.O. Box 603, Jourdanton, TX 78026. Volunteers are also needed on Wednesday, Nov. 24 for setup and on the day of, Nov. 25, for plate prep, serving and cleanup.

REBECCA PESQUEDA is the News Editor of the Pleasanton Express. You may reach her at

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