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Jourdanton blood drive

The blood supply in South Texas has reached critically low levels.

Please donate if you can. The Jourdanton Rotary Club is co-sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Jourdanton Community Center. Hours to donate are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment visit: donor. southtexasblood.org/ donor/schedules/drive_ schedule/123240.

You may also contact Dorothy Manning at 830-769-3087 or Michele Higginbotham at 830-769- 2172.

First Baptist Jourdanton

Food Pantry on Sept. 26

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will hold their next monthly drive-thru food pantry distribution on Saturday, Sept. 26. The church is located at 507 Zanderson in Jourdanton.

They distribute at 9:30 a.m. They are also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon to those in need of food. Call 830- 769-3552 to schedule a pick up.

FBC Jourdanton can always use donations. If you find it in your heart to give, you can mail your donations to: FBC Jourdanton Food Pantry, PO Box 490, Jourdanton, Texas 78026.

OLGCS Fried Chicken Fundraiser Sept. 27

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School will hold a Fried Chicken Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. For $10, you are served up a hot, delicious meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a roll, dessert and tea. The meal will be served “to go” only at the school, Saint Andrew Catholic Church Hall starting at 11 a.m.

Our Lady of Grace is asking people to buy meals to donate to first responders. You buy and Our Lady of Grace delivers. The school is estimating 100 first responders working during the lunch hour on Sunday, Sept. 27. More than 35 plates are already donated.

To purchase tickets for yourself or a first responder, call the school office at 830-569-8073 or contact an Our Lady of Grace parent.

Harvest Moon Market on Oct. 3

Attention, vendors! The Gypsy Moon Market, 107 S. Reed St. in Pleasanton, would like to offer their business space parking lot in downtown Pleasanton for a Fall Vendor’s Day event on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Since The Gypsy Moon Market is in the City of Pleasanton, vendors must first purchase and obtain a vendor’s day permit pass to set up and sale. Food trucks and various vendors are welcome. They have had great turn-outs in past vendor events.

The Gypsy Moon Market will not charge a fee. They just love to bring people together to pay forward their beautiful spacious business location, meanwhile, helping promote local small businesses to prosper in the community! Please message The Gypsy Moon Market if interested or call 830-570-6177.

Cost of general permit is $35.35 and fee is $40.40 for food vendors. Shine a Light Vigil Oct. 8

Join Safer Path Family Violence Shelter for the 2nd annual Shine a Light Vigil on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Atascosa County Courthouse. The event will raise awareness, celebrate survivors and honor victims of domestic violence in our community.

This year’s campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month encourages everyone to take action and bring violence out of the shadows. We can work together to let those we work with, shop with, do business with and the ones we love know that violence is not tolerated and has no place in a family.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call Safer Path’s 24-Hour Hotline at 830-569-2001.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin begins Oct. 10

Celebrate fall and take your family to the pumpkin patch at George Farms, 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin 2020 starts Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue every weekend until the end of October.

There will be lots of photos, games, great food by Backyard Kitchen, delicious homemade baked goods, fishing, face painting and the opportunity to take a pumpkin right off the vine.

Entry fee includes your pumpkin, hayride, access to vendors, games, most activities and more. They will be practicing social distancing, with hand sanitizer throughout the farm. George Farms is an open air farm where plenty of space is available to walk around and enjoy your time away from home.

‘Amazing Raise’ Scavenger Hunt Oct. 24

Pleasanton Ag Boosters will hold their first ever “Amazing Raise” Countywide Scavenger Hunt with cash prizes on Oct. 24. The event will start at 3 p.m. at the Verdi Community Center.

You will race across the county solving clues and taking selfies as proof. Call now to book your teams. The maximum number on a team is eight people. If you sign up before the early bird deadline, you get a chance to win two free clues! The early bird deadline is Oct. 17.

Participants will receive a meal with tea/water at the end of the race. There will also be a silent auction items and gun raffles. For details contact 210-478-8991 or 210-843- 9388.

Merry on Main 2020

Mark your calendars for Merry on Main Street 2020, Dec. 4 and 5 in Pleasanton. It will be the largest Christmas event in Atascosa County, located in downtown Main Street in Pleasanton.

This Christmas festival for all ages will include a free Kid Zone, ice slide, lighted parade, Firework Extravaganza, Talent Show, Santa visits, live music, Ballet Folkloric and more.

The streets will be lined with strolling carolers, the Grinch, food trucks and shopping. You can visit www.merryonmain.org, email info@merryonmain.org, follow Merry on Main on Facebook or call 830-569-5904.

TO FEATURE an event in O&A, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569-6130.

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