Local Matters



Community, service and opportunity. Atascosa County is filled with non-profits whose mission it is to improve lives and strengthen community. Non-profit organizations are fueled by those who bring passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done that matter. Consider giving some of your time and talent to create lasting solutions that improve life for everyone in Atascosa County making us a great place to live, work and play. Pay it forward!

I am highlighting just a few great local organizations that are featured in this week’s or next week’s issue of the Pleasanton Express. All of these groups depend upon volunteers and donations to get their good works and goals accomplished.

CASA of South Texas (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has helped thousands of children, but the need is still great. Currently, 432,677 children nationally are waiting for a volunteer empowered to find them a safe, loving and permanent home. CASA of South Texas is located at 115 W. College Street, Pleasanton. Their number is (830) 569-4696. Please like and follow them on their CASA of South Texas Facebook page. There you will see volunteer needs and job opportunities too. Please see Front Page of this issue of the Pleasanton Express for pictures of their 1st CASA Fun Run where 84 individuals registered for a FUNtastic time. Also, see photos on page 8A of Living in this issue.

Atascosa Animal Allies is also featured on our Front Page this week. This 100% volunteer group who is contracted with the city to help hurting and homeless cats and dogs of Pleasanton needs your help. Sign up to serve as a foster animal family today! Average stay is one to two weeks in your home. If you cannot foster, please give funds to help ensure that animals are spayed/neutered and provided their basic shots and heartworm prevention. Follow/like them on their Atascosa Animal Allies Facebook page today.

Coming next week are stories on the Yesteryear Festival held at the Longhorn Museum. The event which was held Saturday was packed with over 250 individuals who enjoyed games and crafts of yesteryear such as branding board, Folkloric dancers, quilting, butter making, petting zoo, cloth doll making and so much more. The Longhorn Museum is always in need of volunteers and funds to keep this heritage museum open and busy.

Atascosa Family Crisis Center partnered with new Fantastic Sam’s owners to provide free haircuts at their Haira thon on Monday, July 23rd. A total of $845 was raised and several dozen individuals left delighted with their fresh cut. Hats off to the owners Jaine Foegelle and John Hayden and their talented team of artists who gave their time freely to benefit domestic abuse clients of Atascosa Family Crisis Center. Feature story on the Front Page of the August 1 issue of the Pleasanton Express. Follow Fantastic Sam’s of Pleasanton on Facebook. Visit them today at 2085 W. Oaklawn, Pleasanton. AFCC’s phone number is (830) 281-2001. Follow/ like them on their Facebook page.

NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher of the Pleasanton Express. You may E-mail her at nwilkersonholmes@pleasantonexpress.com.

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