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Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Sept. 13-14

The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Festival will take place in conjuction with Pleasanton ISD Homecoming on Sept. 13-14.

The festivities kick off Thursday, Sept. 12 with the crowning of the Queen followed by the Little Mister and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant held at The Office, 205 East Hunt Street in Pleasanton, at 7 p.m.

Friday night is free entertainment by The Ranch Road Band starting at 8 p.m. followed by Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band at 10 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park.

Saturday begins with the Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop at 8 a.m. at the park followed by the parade at 10 a.m.

Music entertainment for the day starts at 1 p.m. with Mark Odom; 3 p.m. Tejano Cavalry; 5 p.m. Jerry DeLeon; 7 p.m. Los Desperados; 9 p.m. Scott Wiggins; and 11 p.m. 86’d.

Other events taking place are the Lil’ Darlin’ Contest, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, washers, chili cook off, margarita pour off, 12u softball tournament and so much more!

Admission is $15 for all day Saturday. Friday night is free.

For more information, please follow the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or call them at 830-569- 2163. You can also stay updated by following the Pleasanton Express Facebook page.

HeartStrings for Hope ticket deadline Sept. 15

CASA of South Texas and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter invite you to join them for a night of dinner and dancing under the pines. HeartStrings for Hope is a joint fundraiser being held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the beautiful Strawberry Pines in Poteet.

This year’s entertainment will be local favorite Brian Anderson and his talented band. The night will also include live and silent auctions, raffles, and dinner provided by Heavenly Gourmet catering. Tickets are available online at heartstringstx. eventbrite.com and sales end Sept. 15.

Breast cancer benefit for Cindy Carter Sept. 7

Plowing Over Cancer, a breast cancer benefit to cover medical expenses for Cindy Carter, is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 at Strawberry Pines in Poteet. The venue is located at 1287 FM 476 West in Poteet.

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a drivethrough plate sale. From 7:30 p.m.-midnight there will be a sit down dinner with a dance, live and silent auction and a dessert auction. Dance the night away to South Texas Rainmakers.

Raffle tickets will be available at the event. For tickets to the event, or for details on how to donate, contact Leslie Cromie at 830-480-3800. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

St. Andrew Diez y Seis

Join St. Andrew Catholic Church and the Pleasanton Community on Saturday, Sept. 7 for an incredible night out with the family or date night! Doors open at the Parish Hall at 626 Market Street in Pleasanton at 6 p.m. and admission is free!

There will be delicious carne guisada plates loaded with rice, beans, tortillas and a tamale for just $8. In addition, there will be corn in a cup, chalupas, and sweet treats available. At 6:30 p.m., the Ballet Folklorico Guadalupanos from Poteet will perform. At 8 p.m., EnRapture DJ Art Ramos will provide music made for dancing!

At 9 p.m. the 2019 Diez y Seis Queen will receive her crown. Enjoy the music, dancing, and fun till midnight! All proceeds benefit the Parish Hall Building Fund.

Senior Days Sept. 9

The next Senior Fun Day is slated for Monday, Sept. 9 at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 10 a.m. Try your luck in Loteria (Mexican bingo). Prizes are courtesy of Cafe Chris and Plestex Theatre.

Senior Days are sponsored by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express and hosted by Dana Selby.

Local senior citizens (50 or older) are invited to the weekly Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center each Monday. Events are free.

GriefShare starts Sept. 8

Cowboy Fellowship will start their weekly Grief- Share program at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 8.

In this support group you will find a warm, caring environment and will come to see the group as an oasis on your long journey through grief. Each session is “selfcontained” so you do not have to attend in sequence.

Those planning to participate are asked to please pre-register by calling George at 239- 218-3377, or call the Cowboy Fellowship office at 830-769-3733.

Atascosa County to commemorate 9/11

Atascosa County will once again hold a ceremony on Sept. 11 to remember the tragic events of 18 years ago. There will be guest speakers from all over Atascosa County to help show support for our first responders, our military, and our nation.

The public is not only invited, but encouraged to attend to show support and solidarity.

The ceremony will be held at the Atascosa County Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the flagpole. If you are unable to attend, please take a moment to remember those victims of the attack and the first responders who ran towards danger and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

In the event of inclement weather, the Jourdanton Civic Center will be the alternate venue.

9/11 Memorial Climb at Tower of Americas in SA

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Tower of the Americas will pay tribute to the 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine emergency response personnel who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Opening ceremony is at 8 a.m. Starting at 8:46 a.m., local-area firefighters, law enforcement officials, military personnel and civilians will climb the 952 steps of the Tower of the Americas to recognize each fallen hero. Participants will climb the Tower twice to reach and actually exceed the 110 floors of the World Trade Center and will also carry a tag that honors each firefighter, law enforcement officer and EMS personnel who lost their life on this tragic day in American history. The climb will conclude with the ringing of a bell at 10:30 a.m. recognizing the collapse of the North Tower.

There is a fee to participate. For details, please visit www.sanantonio110.com, www.facebook.com/ sanantonio110 or call (210) 223-3101.

Tip-a-Cop on Sept. 13

The Pleasanton Police Department and the Jourdanton Police Department invite the public to join them at Chili’s, as they fight for cures to childhood diseases.

The 4th annual Tip- A-Cop fundraiser will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Chili’s, at 2311 W. Oaklawn Rd. in Pleasanton. Stop by the corner of Highway 97 and Airport Road and throw a donation into the bucket of your favorite Jourdanton or Pleasanton Police Officer. Help keep this annual event going strong!

Funds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

40th Wild Bill Gallop 5K & Fun Walk Sept. 14

There is still time to snag a free T-shirt for signing up early for the 40th Wild Bill Gallop 5K and two-mile fun walk. The event will take place at the new and improved Pleasanton River Park, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m.

This fun-filled race features free homemade breakfast tacos and tamales, adult and non-adult beverages after the race.

The Gallop kicks off a day-long string of Cowboy Homecoming activities at the River Park that includes the Cowboy Homecoming Parade, six bands (day and night), Chili Cook-off, Margarita contest, sand volleyball, washer tournament, kid’s play area, food trucks/ vendors and so much more.

Pre-registration for the Wild Bill Gallop is $15 per participant. Registration at the event is $20. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 7 a.m. There are medals for first, second, and third place in each age group and gender for the 5K Run only.

The race form can be found on our website at www.pleasantonexpress.com. The form may be filled out online, but please call our office at 830-569-6130 for payment over the phone.

Poteet Community Yard Sale on Sept. 14

Come sell or shop at the Poteet Community Yard Sale, on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poteet Canyon Park, 785 8th St. Free pet licenses with proof of rabies vaccine.

Please come by Poteet City Hall to register and get a permit, free of charge for this event. Deadline is Sept. 8.

Native Americans of Texas Golf Tourney

Native Americans of Texas invites you, your family and friends to join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Pleasanton Country Club on Sept. 14. The golf tournament is the primary fundraising activity for the Native Heritage Community.

Golfers, get ready for a fantastic day of competition and a chance to win a variety of prizes. The tourney format will be a 4-person scramble.

The fee is $60 for veterans. Pre-registration fee is $70 and will be $80 at the tournament.

Check in begins at 7 a.m. and tournament plays at 8 a.m. Each golf entry includes green fees and cart. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed.

For details contact Carlos Abrego at 210-452- 0437.

CPS ‘Protected and Connected’ Recruitment Fair

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will hold a “Protected and Connected Fair” on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cowboy Fellowship Church in Jourdanton. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy fun, food, prizes, vendors and games.

The purpose of this fair is to reach out to the community to try and recruit individuals interested in fostering and/or adopting children in foster care from Atascosa County.

There will be free foodhot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones! Stop by for free activities such as fingerprinting, cupcake walk, story time, jump rope, basketball throw, bean bag toss, duck pond and more!

Meet your favorite mascots: H-E-Buddy, CPS Risk Ranger and McGruff the Crime Dog.

National Night Out Oct. 1

Police departments nationwide will observe National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The annual campaign promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make them safer, more caring places to live and work.

In Atascosa County, each police department will hold a National Night Out event.

The Pleasanton Police Department National Night Out event will take place at the Pleasanton River Park, starting at 6 p.m. They are still in need of businesses or organizations who wish to participate. Their theme this year is Fiesta. If you would like to donate, set up at the event, or if you have a talent to share, please contact Emika, Sam or Amie at 830-569-3869.

The Jourdanton Police Department will celebrate National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. at the Jourdanton Sports Complex on Champion Drive. If your business would like to participate in the festivities, contact Sgt. Mari Kaufman at mkaufman@jourdantonpd.net

National Night Out sponsored by the Poteet Police Department will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Poteet Municipal Park, at 575 W. Ave C. Bring the kids for free family fun and games like face painting, popcorn and more. For details call 830-742- 8123.

The City of Charlotte is preparing for its first National Night Out at the park. Those attending can enjoy a bounce castle and snow cones. The city will provide hotdogs, chips and a drink. Other participants so far include the fire department, Municipal Court and library, TXDOT and Safer Path.

TO FEATURE an event in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-569-4967.

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