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Jourdanton Cops4Kids donation boxes set up

The Jourdanton Police Department Cops4Kids program for the 2019 holiday season is underway!

Cops4Kids assists students of JISD who need a little boost at Christmas time.

This year, they have teamed up with Methodist Hospital South and will be inviting select families to join them for a meal, a visit from Santa, gifts and other activities on Dec. 21.

The public can help in the following ways:

Look for toy donation boxes at: Lowe’s Supermarket, the Jourdanton Police Department, The Gym and the Jourdanton Community Library.

New, unwrapped toys only, please.

Or look at their Amazon Wish list by following this link: a.co/hbQuWCv

Register for Toys for Tots at VFW Post 4853

Atascosa County residents are invited to sign up their children for the annual Toys for Tots program at VFW Post 4853. Registration is continuing at 809 Oak St. in Jourdanton.

Sign up will end on Saturday, Nov. 30. The sign up days and times are as follows:

•Sundays from 3-5 p.m.

•Mondays from 6-8 p.m.

•Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.

Please bring a photo ID, birth certificate for each child, and proof of residency (water bill, electric bill, etc.).

CASA seeks donations

CASA of South Texas is always looking for gift donations for the Christmas season, so that their volunteers have that something special to take to their CASA kids during December visits.

Donations are especially sought for any time after Thanksgiving, before Dec. 15. All donations are greatly appreciated! If you would like to assist, you can contact CASA at 830- 569-4696.

Senior Fun Day Nov. 25

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

The next Senior Fun Day will be Monday, Nov. 25 with fun Thanksgiving activities at 10 a.m.

Senior Days are free and sponsored by the Pleasan- ton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express. The events are hosted by Dana Selby.

Nov. holiday activities at the Pleasanton Library

Stop by the Pleasanton Library this November for some fun holiday activities.

Join them on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. for their Recipe Swap Potluck. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving side and a copy of your recipe for our cookbook.

Then on Nov. 25, bring the kids by for a movie at the Civic Center at 10 a.m. and join a group of toys as they set off on an adventure.

Also, don’t miss their Thanksgiving stories and crafts during Toddler Time on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.

For more information, please call the library at (830) 569-5901.

Turkey Trot 2 Mile Fun Run in Poteet Nov. 23

Join the Tri-City Road Warriors and the Poteet Rotary for their first ever Turkey Trot 2 Mile Fun Run, on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Run/Walk will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. on the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds.

The cost to enter is $8. Drop off registration and check at Cricket Wireless, located at 8755 N. State Hwy. 16 in Poteet or the Poteet Public Library. Make checks out to D&W Leal Creations.

Prize giveaways and medals to the first 50 finishers. You do have to be present to win the prizes.

Please note that this event will go on rain or shine. However, in the event of lightning or icy road conditions, it will be cancelled.

For details, contact Diana G. Leal at: tricityroadwarriors@gmail.com or find them on Facebook under: TRI-City Road Warriors.

Team Roping in Hondo

The Medina County Rodeo Association Team Roping is set for Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Medina County Arena. It is located at 402 Harper St. in Hondo.

Four saddles and 16 buckles guaranteed. Saddles to average winners and buckles for 2nd – 5th in Avg.

#10 – 5 E Cap. Books open at 10:30 a.m. and Draw at 11 a.m.

#9 ALL Youth – 5 E Cap. Will not start before 1 p.m.

Enter 1 Draw 2 or Enter Open Draw 3 for $120 per Man. Extra runs are $30 or ½ of winnings. Must be paid prior to running steer. Enter each roping 4 times max.

3 Header Progressive After 1.

US Numbers. See producer prior to roping if you don’t have a current card. Negative Coggins Required. CASH ONLY!

For more information call James Lee Hines at 210-857-2476.

Pleasanton Blue Santa

The 7th annual Pleasanton Police Department Blue Santa program is underway. The department is currently accepting applications until Nov. 27.

The program provides gifts for children ages 0 to 17 residing in Pleasanton. Come by the Pleasanton Police Department at 704 W. Oaklawn to complete your application. Please bring proof of residence.

They will be placing donation boxes at various locations throughout Pleasanton. Their goal is to provide gifts to children who otherwise might not receive any.

Applications accepted for Main Street Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner

Main Street Outreach will once again open their hearts this holiday season, as they prepare their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 28.

They would like to offer individual turkey plate dinners to anyone who would like one, free of charge. Plates will need to be picked up at St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall on Market Street in Pleasanton starting at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. They will stop serving promptly at 11 a.m. This is where the food is prepared and picked up.

Meals can also be delivered.

Anyone who needs a meal is asked to please contact: Sarah Paxson at (210) 415-9533.

Thanksgiving meal forms can be picked up at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. Ask for Jane.

Deadline to turn in the meal forms is no later than Friday, Nov. 22.

Volunteers prepare this Thanksgiving Dinner for county residents free of charge to the elderly, low-income and homeless families.

Event organizers are looking for volunteers to help on Tuesday, Nov. 26 to help unload supplies and to move them to the church hall, and on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to prepare the food.

On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers start preparing at 5 a.m. until they finish, which is around noon.

Volunteer duties the day of Thanksgiving consist of making plates to deliver, delivery drivers, handing out plates for pick up and clean up.

If anyone would like to deliver meals please contact Sarah Paxson at (210) 415-9533 or just show up on Thanksgiving morning.

Meme’s will be blessing families with a Thanksgiving Day meal

This invitation is for anyone who might find themselves without a family to break bread with, or who want to join others in fellowship. Please come and join Meme’s Kitchen, at 1513 Second St., Unit C in Pleasanton, on this special day where they will give thanks together.

Lunch will be served Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., or until they run out of food. Owners Will and Leticia Turner only ask that you come with an open heart to receive the love of our Heavenly Father.

The goal is to provide fellowship, along with serving our Father. Therefore, to-go plates or delivery services will not be available. For more information contact 830-480- 5088.

Ham Jam on Nov. 30

The City of Pleasanton and The Navigators are teaming up for the first ever Ham Jam Under the Lights on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Join them at the Pleasanton River Park, starting at 5 p.m. The purpose of the event is to provide a fun time with a little competition, as well as to generate community interest in the skaters with an eye to the future addition to the skate park. Bob Byrd will also share the journey and how they have arrived where they are now.

This will mark the first Skate Jam event held in the city’s new skate park!

ACCEPT application dates set for December

It’s the season for the annual ACCEPT toy and food drive, helping Atascosa County families in need.

However, interested families need to apply. To be eligible, remember that you cannot be receiving these items from other agencies or groups in the county.

Application dates will be Dec. 2-7 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 311 N. Smith Street.

Applications will be taken in Charlotte at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Dec. 5-7 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

In Jourdanton, applications will be taken on Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to noon.

Applications will be taken at the Poteet Fire Station on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Remember that you can apply at any location, not just the city you reside in.

Volunteers will be at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, to receive gifts only. Then they will be back at the hall from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Dec. 16-19 to set up and organize items. Recipients pick up their items Friday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Christmas Village on Poteet festival grounds

Experience the journey of Christ at the Living Christmas Village. This year’s annual Christmas Village is set for Friday, Dec. 6-Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds on Highway 16.

Enter the grounds through the Poteet Lions gate entrance. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and tours start at 6 p.m.

Volunteers are needed in many areas to assist and make this event a success, every week until the event and each night of the event.

If you would like to lend a helping hand, either as an actor, painting and decorating scenes, sewing costumes, greeting visitors, etc. you are asked to please contact 830-569- 2582.

Vintage in Verdi

Take a little trip to the country for a weekend of shopping at the 7th Annual Vintage in Verdi, Dec. 6 and 7. The event will take place at the Verdi Community Center, 4 Fairview Rd. in Verdi, just north of Pleasanton.

Hours will be 1-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $7 on Friday and $3 on Saturday.

The unique outdoor market will feature Funky Hat Friday night, free Kids Korner, live music, all around unique goods, antiques and oddities, vintage coffee, homemade eats and treats, Christmas photo booth, a hot chocolate bar and more.

Come join the greatest show in South Texas!

Dec. 6 & 7 Merry on Main in Pleasanton

On Dec. 6, the community is invited to the Merry on Main festivities at the Pleasanton River Park.

The night will kick off with the lighting of the tree trail! In addition to the lighting of the trees, the community will be treated to free Christmas carols, an ice slide and the Merry on Main’s Got Talent Show, hosted by Cleto Rodriquez. There will be food trucks open for the public to purchase food and drinks. Make this a new family tradition. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

The festivities will continue Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Pleasanton, with the ice skating rink open at 11 a.m. Other activities will include the Kid Zone, Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant, showing of “Elf” at Plestex Theatre, Bike Parade, Christmas Cookie Contest, Santa photos, Jingle Bell Fun Run, caroling, Lighted Christmas Parade, fireworks and more!

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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