Out and About



5th Annual Battle of the PDs on Oct. 23 for St. Jude

Join the Pleasanton Police Department and Jourdanton Police Department as they fight against childhood cancer.

The 5th Annual Battle of the PDs will be Friday, Oct. 23 at Chili’s in Pleasanton, to see which department can collect the most “tips” during lunch for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Stop by between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersection in front of Chili’s on Highway 97 and Airport Road in Pleasanton to drop your donation off.

Last year during one lunch, the two departments raised over $5,000! While both departments compete over bragging rights, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is the real winner and recipient of all funds.

Fall Festival at FBC Poteet on Oct. 24

This Saturday, Oct. 24, First Baptist Church of Poteet is sponsoring a Fall Festival. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Join them for fun and games, hot dogs, popcorn and a chili cook-off. For those who prefer to stay in their vehicles, they will also have a drive-thru trunk or treat lined up.

FBC Poteet is located at 437 Ave. D.

“Amazing Raise” Scavenger Hunt Oct. 24

Pleasanton Ag Boosters will hold their first ever “Amazing Raise” Countywide Scavenger Hunt with cash prizes on Saturday, 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.

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

Pleasanton Parks & Rec Trick or Treat Trail

Gather your little ghosts and goblins this Halloween and bring them to the Pleasanton River Park at 5 p.m.

The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department will host a free Trick or Treat Trail with safety protocols in place, Saturday, Oct. 31. Join them for free candy and treats.

So far, over 40 groups/ organizations have signed up for the event. Event organizers are still accepting table sign-ups, so if your family, business or organization would like to participate and hand out candy, please email tgarza@pleasantontx.gov or call 830-569-5904.

Charlotte Trunk or Treat on Halloween

The first ever Charlotte Trojans Trunk or Treat event in Charlotte is set for Saturday, Oct. 31. Join them from 6-7:30 p.m. at the drive-thru in Charlotte’s town square. Enter on Yule Street and exit onto FM 140.

If you would like to participate in the Trunk or Treat in Charlotte call Cathy Pawelek at 830-570- 4382 or Luna’s Tire Shop at 830-277-1661. The event is sponsored by Luna’s Tire Shop, P3 Ranch, AA LandKey and DMW Ranch.

Verdi Community-Wide Yard Sale on Oct. 31

Join the folks in Verdi for their Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Some will be selling items from their homes while others will set up at the Verdi Community Center.

Jourdanton FCCLA to host blood drive Nov. 4

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Jourdanton FCCLA will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center bloodmobile will be at the Jourdanton High School parking lot.

Here is the link to sign up: donor.southtexasblood.org/donor/ schedules/drive_ schedule/ 123533.

To donate blood, you must be in good general health, at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds (or 120 pounds if 16 years old).

Paws for a Cause 5K & 1 Mile Walk on Nov. 7

Register for the 2nd annual Paws for a Cause 5K & 1 Mile Walk set for Saturday,

Nov. 7. Free T-shirts and tote bags for the first 50 preregistrations. Few secured spots are left.

You can register at eventbrite.com and search “Paws for a Cause 5K & 1 Mile Walk.” On-site registration will also be available Nov. 7 from 8-8:45 a.m. The Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m.

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter are co-hosting this event at the Pleasanton River Park to bring awareness to the co-occurrence of pet abuse and domestic violence. Other activities will include a Pop Up Dog Park, Pet Contest, Friendliest Face Contest and more.

Masks will be required when social distancing is not possible. Masks are not required when participating in the actual run or walk. For details email tgarza@pleasantontx.gov or call 830-569-5904.

Atascosa Animal Allies to host Putts for Paws

Calling all golfers! Golf teams are needed for the Atascosa Animal Allies 3rd Annual Putts for Paws golf tournament on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The event will take place at the Pleasanton Country Club with registration at 11 a.m. and the tourney scheduled to start at noon. It will be four-person scramble (handicapped) and those over 70 years of age may hit from the senior tees. The fee is $100 per player and $400 per team.

First place prize is $1,500, second place prize is $1,000, third place prize is $800 and fourth place prize is $400. The Hole in One Prize is a 2021 Kawasaki Mule valued at $10,568, sponsored by Tuttle Outdoor Power.

Sponsors are also needed. If you would like to sponsor, or for more info, call 210-748-4351.

George Farms to reopen Nov. 7 for Pumpkin Run

Jennifer and James George of George Farms thank everyone who attended the Pick Your Own Pumpkin event on Oct. 10. With the large turnout, they sold out of pumpkins. Their son Billy was also taken to the ER for high blood sugar levels, as he is a Type 1 diabetic.

Due to Billy’s health and being out of pumpkins, they have decided to close for now. However, George Farms will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 7 for the Wild Bill’s Pumpkin Fun Run.

You can register at RunSignUp.com and search Wild Bill’s Pumpkin Fun Run. Fees are $30 for the 5K Run/Walk, $25 for the Virtual 5K and $25 for the 10 and Under 5K.

Runners are also able to sign up the day of the race, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m.

Bring the family and enjoy games and other activities during the day, as well as food vendors like The Backyard Kitchen and San Antonio Treat Factory.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the cost of a Diabetic Alert Dog for Billy George. Those with questions may call 830- 500-0442.

American Legion Veterans Day Fundraiser Nov. 14

The community is encouraged to help save the American Legion Post 436 from closing its doors.

A Veterans Day Fundraiser is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at the American Legion, 1404 Zanderson Ave. (Highway 16) in Jourdanton. Dance to the music of Brad Jenschke and Neon Ranch from 8 p.m. to midnight. Entry is $10 per person. The dance is BYOB and masks and social distancing will be required.

Raffle tickets and items will be on display at the dance.

A barbecue brisket and sausage plate sale will follow on Sunday, Nov. 15, with to-go plates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates will include potato salad and beans and are $10 each. Presale barbecue tickets can be purchased at The Good Health Store or Clearwater Pool & Spa in Pleasanton, The Other Shot Glass or State Farm Insurance- Jeff Chicoine in Jourdanton.

American Legion Post 436 meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. For details, or for barbecue plate tickets, call or text Commander Tina at 337- 339-2684.

Vintage in Verdi

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Vintage in Verdi outdoor market, Dec. 4-5.

There will be over 80 vendors bringing their antiques, vintage items, retro items, hand-crafted pieces, homemade, artisan and unique wares. Come join them and get in the holiday spirit with delicious food, coffee, hot chocolate, live music, free kids crafts and so much more.

Christmas in Charlotte Parade Dec. 5

The 2020 Christmas in Charlotte event has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but the annual Christmas parade is still happening and is set for Saturday, Dec. 5.

This year, the City of Charlotte will be holding a Decoration Challenge: Christmas Winter Wonderland. Deck out your trailer, vehicle, etc. for the chance to win the Most Christmas Spirit for 2020.

Those interested in participating in this year’s parade should contact Fabian Garza at 210-360-9235. You may also contact Amanda Luna or Liz Ramon. Route and parade line up will be announced at a later date.

Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant

The Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant will be back this year, as part of Merry on Main 2020 on Saturday, Dec. 5. The pageant will take place on the Main Stage at 10:30 a.m.

The event will be open to Atascosa County girls ages 7-10 and is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Pleasanton. Dress attire is Sunday’s Best. All contestants shall wear masks.

Preregister at info@merryonmain.org or stop by the Pleasanton Civic Center to pick up a form.

The Christmas Story on Dec. 5

A live production of “The Christmas Story” is coming to The Plestex screen 1 on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Come celebrate the reason for the season. The event is produced by Hurley’s Actors and Players and directed by Bob Hurley and Lucinda Vickers.

Merry on Main 2020

Get ready for Merry on Main Street 2020, Friday- Saturday, 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, Pale Rider Memorial Firework Show, Talent Show, Santa visits, live music, Ballet Folklorico dancers and more. The streets will be lined with strolling carolers, the Grinch, food trucks and shopping.

New this year is the “Merrier on Main” after party and dance with Brad Jenschke and Neon Ranch performing at the River Park from 9 p.m. to midnight. This will be a ticketed event in an attempt to keep it from getting over crowded. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Limited table seating. Thermal checks will be performed upon entry. Vendors and alcohol sales will be present at the concert.

For vendor and food truck information, or if you would like to volunteer, visit www.merryonmain.org, email info@merryonmain.org, follow Merry on Main on Facebook or call 830-569-5904.

Be a part of the Merry on Main Night Parade!

The Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Night Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 7 p.m. Local groups and organizations are invited to join in the fun and participate in the parade.

Mask/face coverings shall be worn by all participants before, during and after the parade. This includes those riding on floats, walking or within vehicles. Event organizers encourage all participants to make their masks part of the parade entry as long as masks are functional.

Parade entries will begin lining up at 5 p.m. starting on Stadium Drive and judging will start at 6 p.m. The parade route will be different this year to allow more space for spectators.

Those with questions are asked to please contact 830-569-2163 or the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation office at 830- 569-5904.

Gingerbread House Contest at Merry on Main

If you would like to participate in the Gingerbread House Contest at Merry on Main, fill out the preregistration form by visiting merryonmain.org/ forms and turn it in to entertainment@merryonmain.org or to the Pleasanton Civic Center, located at 115 N. Main St. Deadline to enter is Nov. 20. There is a youth category (ages 5-15) and an adult category (16 and older).

Show off your skills in these categories: Most Creative, Most Delicious Looking, Largest Structure and Most Festive.

Audition for Merry on Main’s Got Talent Show

Audition tapes for the Merry on Main’s Got Talent Show are now being accepted. Video submission deadline is now Nov. 6.

Please send a three-minute audition tape to entertainment@merryonmain.org, along with your name, age and performance category (vocal performance, comedy act, instrumental, etc.).

There are two age groups: ages 5-15 and 16 and older. The top 10 contestants in each age group will perform at the Merry on Main Talent Show set for Dec. 4 at the Pleasanton River Park, hosted by Brad Jenschke.

Prizes are first place- $300, second place- $200 and third place- $100. Cash prizes are sponsored by Country Girl Designs.

Be a part of the River Park Wonderland

The Pleasanton River Park Wonderland Christmas Tree Trail is coming back. The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and Merry on Main Street is excited to have the community come together to create this joyful Christmas display for families and friends to enjoy.

Email info@merryonmain.org or call 830-569- 5904 if your business or organization would like to participate.

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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