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Register for VFW Post 4853

Toys for Tots 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4853 in Jourdanton and their Toys for Tots coordinators have begun signing up families to register for toys. Deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 8.

You can apply on Mondays by appointment from 6-8 p.m. They will accept walk-in applications on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. (except Thanksgiving) and on Sundays from 2-6 p.m.

Children newborn to 12 years-old qualify. Special needs older than 12 will be on a case by case basis.

You can register at the Jourdanton VFW Hall at 809 Oak St. Please bring the following when you register: driver’s license, birth certificate for the children, proof of residency (telephone bill, water bill, etc.) and guardianship/foster paper (if applicable).

If you would like to be a drop off location, please message “VFW Post 4853” on Facebook  or call 830-770-0520 and they will coordinate a drop box with you.

Thanks-Blessing Meal

Meme’s will be blessing families in need with a Thanksgiving Day Meal!

This invitation is for anyone who might find themselves without a family to break bread with. Lunch will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., or until we run out of food! We only ask that you come with an open heart to receive the love of our Heavenly Father!

Meme’s Kitchen is located at 1513 Second St. Unit C in Pleasanton. Those with questions may contact 830-480-5088.

Main Street Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner

Many will gather together with Main Street Outreach to prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner for Atascosa County residents free of charge to the elderly, low-income and homeless families.

To fill our a form on Nov. 22, be at St. Andrew Catholic Church between 8 a.m.-12 noon.

Meals will need to be picked up at St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to  prepare the food. They will also be there Thursday, Nov. 23, from 5 a.m. until about 12 noon, to serve and deliver Thanksgiving meals and to clean up.

Anyone who needs a meal or who would like to volunteer is asked to please contact Jane at 830-569-2582 or 830-719-3491.

Pleasanton Blue Santa

The Pleasanton Police Department is preparing for their 2016 Blue Santa program. This program assists with toy donations for families needing assistance, for children age 16 and younger.

While the deadline to apply has passed, toy donations are being collected at these donation stations: H-E-B in Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Police Department, Sears, Tractor Supply and Aaron’s. The Pleasanton Eagle Slam Dunk Club is also assisting and will be collecting toys at home basketball games.

The gifts will be distributed on Dec. 16 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those that applied.

Santa is coming to Jourdanton!

Santa Claus will be arriving in Jourdanton on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 PM.  The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department will be delivering the jolly ol’ fellow around 6pm to the Jourdanton Library & Community Center.

The lights on our beautiful Courthouse will be turned on by our County Judge Bob Hurley and Santa.

The Jourdanton School Band will be here playing.

All the children will get to visit with Santa and have their picture taken, courtesy of Walgreens.

Food and drinks will be available in the community center for purchase.  A delicious bake sale will be taking place at the same time.  The Poteet Nursing Home Staff will be cooking up their amazing hamburgers as well.

There will be a craft table for the kids to work on a craft while they wait to see Santa.  Numbers will be issued to see Santa so be sure and check in at the table by front door.

Come out and bring the family, visit with Santa and stay for supper.

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