Holiday excitement continues



Atascosa County has kicked off Christmas in full fashion with Santa Sightings and festivals galore last weekend. Good for us all, the holiday excitement continues on with plenty more things to see and do.

First Annual Ugly Sweater Bash

Join the Art On Main Co-Op Creation Saturday, December 12 beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. There will be prizes given away for Ugliest Sweater, Crazy Stocking, and Christmas Cookie. Santa will also be there for your kiddos to have their picture taken with him. Be sure not to forget your wishlists to share with him! For more information on contest entries and deadlines see UGLY SWEATER BASH in our LIVING section.

ACCEPT Work Nights

In case you’re wanting to volunteer your time during the holidays, ACCEPT is seeking individuals to help wrap, sort, and set up for distribution at the First Baptist Church in Pleasanton starting Sunday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. all week long. If you’re unable to volunteer, it’s not too late to donate toys and nonperishable foods. Items needed are listed in our story in LIVING.

Toys for Tots

The Atascosa County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4853, in Jourdanton, are currently accepting unwrapped toy donations. In Jourdanton, donation boxes can be found at Best Bail Bonds, Taqueria Jalisco, American Legion Post 436 and VFW Post 4853.

A donation box can also be found at Pleasanton Senior High School. Local Girl Scouts will be hosting a toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 12 at the Dairy Queen restaurants in Jourdanton, Pleasanton, and Poteet. If you have questions about the program or how you can help please E-mail or visit their Facebook page vfwpost4853.

Living Nativity

On December 11 and 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can drive by the First Presbyterian Church’s Living Nativity in Pleasanton. If you’re interested in participating in the Tableau, you’re invited to join. In case you don’t have a Wise Man costume hanging in your closet, there’s no need to worry because costumes are provided. Swing by to get a sense of the true meaning of Christmas.

New Year’s Eve Dance

Can you believe 2015 will be over in just 22 days? Before you make any plans for New Year’s Eve, we know just the place you can go for a great time. A dinner and dance brought to you by Cobalt Entertainment will be held at the Atascosa County Show Barn. Music will be provided by Exit 505. Only a select number of tickets will be sold and the fun is only open to adults 21 and up. For ticket information you may call (210) 517- 8909 or (210) 422-1392.

If you have an event or know of something happening in the area, send an E-mail to Special Assignments Editor, Erika Vela, at

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