Fall for these fests, laughs, reunions and turkey

I noticed on Facebook where new to the area parents are asking if there are any fall or Halloween festivals going on … are there ever!

This weekend there are several events to celebrate the crispness in the air and to dress up your kiddos as their favorite character.

On Saturday, October 28 the City of Pleasanton is hosting a free Fall Festival that includes a 5K  and costume run and a one mile kids’ run at 8 a.m., There will also be pumpkin carving, a stroller decorating contest and dog costume contest that will start at 9 a.m. For more info, call 569-5904.

Head over to HEB at 2 p.m. on Saturday and children can enter their contest. Age groups are 0-2, 3-6 and 7-12. Prizes will be awarded.

Our Lady of Guadalupe will have their Mini Fest from 2-7 p.m. in Leming. Food, fun will start at 2 p.m. and a Trunk or Treat will be held from 5-7 p.m.

On Sunday, First Baptist is hosting a community wide event at the river park from 5-7:30 p.m.

Another worthy event – Comedy for a Cause – is being held Saturday from 6-11 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center. The dinner and comedy show also features a live auction that benefits the Children’s Alliance of South Texas. Tickets ar $50 each.

And, on Sunday, St. Andrew Catholic Church is having their turkey dinner. $9 gets you a generous portion of turkey plus all the fixings. Serving begins at 11 a.m.

And, then, of course on Halloween,  Tuesday, October 31, Cowboy Fellowship is hosting their annual Fall Festival event from 6-8 p.m. The free event will feature fun and games for the kids, food trucks and a fireworks display at 8 p.m.

You can Trunk or Treat at Trinity Baptist Church from 6:30 -8 p.m. on Halloween night as well as Retama Manor South nursing home from 6-8 p.m.

And, if that isn’t enough happening – if you’re looking to attend some class reunions, Pleasanton is honoring the classes ending in “7” this Friday night during the Eagles vs. LaVernia Bears Homecoming game.

This year, I get to walk out on the field with my daughter. We graduated 30 years apart. If my mom was alive, she’d be out there with us as well.

Our 40th reunion on Saturday will be so different from our earlier ones. I’m really looking forward to just visiting and reconnecting with dear friends. If you haven’t signed up, please contact me, it isn’t too late!

The way I see it, Halloween, Fall Fests and reunions (they can be scary, too) will be plentiful this weekend and lasting through Halloween on Tuesday.

And … don’t forget to bring your kiddos by our office on Tuesday. We’ll have treats to hand out!

SUE BROWN  is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at sbrown@pleasantonexpress.com or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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