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Poteet Strawberry Festival set for April 5-7

The 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is quickly approaching! Scheduled for Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, the annual event brings in thousands of visitors from the local area and from far away.

The weekend celebration features top musical performers, food booths, arts and crafts vendors, a large carnival, live family entertainment and acts, and of course- strawberries!

The parade on Saturday, April 6 will kick off at 10 a.m.

Some of this year’s performers include: on Friday- Gary Hobbs, Back In Black- the AC/DC Tribute, The Atomic Punks- The Tribute to Early Van Halen, Los Desperadoz; on Saturday- Aaron Watson, Parker McCollum, Michael Salgado, Eric Y Su Grupo Massore, David Lee Garza y los Musicales, Brad Jenschke, Brandon Michael & True Country and Natalie Rose; on Sunday- Randy Rogers Band, Spazmatics, Bobby Flores Yellow Rose Band and Los Traileros Del Norte.

The Strawberry Auction gets underway Saturday, April 6, with judging at noon and the auction at 2 p.m. The “Taste of Texas” Food Show will follow on Sunday, April 7.

Business Merchandising Workshop March 21

The City of Pleasanton will hold a Business Merchandising Workshop on March 21, at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 11:30 a.m. Ms. Kimberly Wiley of Threads Custom Embroidery & More will lead this month’s business workshop.

This workshop will focus on promotional branded items for small businesses, such as; embroidered or printed shirts, caps, key chains, pens, cups, etc. Complimentary lunch and marketing promotional samples will be provided to workshop participants.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact 210-960-4340, ext. 102 or email janice. gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com.

AMRSP Salad Luncheon

Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel will hold its Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center. You don’t want to miss this delicious luncheon!

There will be a variety of meat, vegetable, pasta and congealed salads. Cost is only $9 per person for all you can eat. Come eat some scrumptious salads and support the retired school personnel at the same time.

In conjunction with the luncheon, a silent auction will be held. The retired school personnel have a myriad of children’s Easter baskets, dishes, books, plants, antiques, peanut brittle, home decor, etc- a lot of interesting items.

All proceeds will benefit projects of Atascosa- McMullen Retired School Personnel.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ starts March 22 at ACT Theatre

ACT Theatre in Pleasanton will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang later this month.

Dates will be March 22- 24 and March 29-31 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available on eventbrite.com or at the door for $15. For more information, find them at Facebook.com/ACT Theatre Group.

KH Farm Season Opener

KH Farm will host their Strawberry Season Opener this Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KH Farm is located at 200 W. Tank Hollow Rd. in Poteet.

Along with juicy, sweet, home-grown strawberries, K H Farm will be selling their handmade jellies and jams, as well as their famous, irresistible Strawberry Nut Bread.

Some of the vendors include Live Oak Coffee Company selling coffee and special flavored ice tea, decor by Country Creations, and the Poteet Country Winery.

There will also be food vendors Luckey Red Eats & Treats and Brown Bag B-B-Q, children’s activities and games, Macaroni Kid of San Antonio with bubble activities for kids, the Paintin Patch, and music by Debbie & The Texas Weather band, R&M Woodworks and more. Frog Prince Photography will also be at the event.

There are several purchasing choices available, for both pick-your-own berries and pre-picked berries.

Veggie Plant Giveaway

Rain or shine, 500 plus vegetable plant starts, including green beans, yellow squash, peppers and tomatoes, will be given away at the fourth ‘Great Poteet Plant Giveaway’ Saturday, March 23 beginning at 9 a.m. The free event will take place at First United Methodist Church in Poteet.

Each car in line on Saturday will receive several plants on a first come first served basis until all plants are distributed. Last year plants were all distributed before noon. As we expect another good turnout this year, vehicles may begin lining up at 8:30 a.m. at the front of the church along Fourth Street at Avenue G.

For more information on this Saturday’s free plant giveaway please call Wendy Hilburn at (830) 742-8780.

JPD Coffee with a Cop

On March 27, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. we invite you to join us for coffee, juice and donuts at the Jourdanton Police Department for our “Coffee with a Cop” event.

This is a great opportunity for the public to interact with local law enforcement officers in a friendly, informal setting and have an open dialogue about public safety issues that effect our community.

At our March event we have invited the staff of the Atascosa County Animal Control Authority to join us. So come have a cup of java or a bite to eat with us, Wednesday, March 27. We provide the donuts, you provide the questions!

Pleasanton 2020 Census Community Meeting

The City of Pleasanton will hold a 2020 Census Community Meeting on March 28, at 6 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Richard Castanon, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau and Janice Gonzalez with EMC Strategy Group will conduct a presentation and field questions about the city’s strategy to create awareness about the 2020 Census. This community meeting is open to all Atascosa residents and local government officials.

The city is currently developing a Pleasanton Complete Count Committee (CCC), which will assist in the city’s Census Awareness Campaign. The city is also seeking volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities before and during the 2020 Census. Members of nonprofits, civic organizations, and religious groups are strongly encouraged to participate.

For more information and to RSVP contact 210-960-4340, ext. 101 or email: Ernie.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com.

Financial Wellness Workshop March 28

The City of Pleasanton will hold its first Financial Wellness Workshop on March 28, at 11:30 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This workshop is open to all area residents.

Certified Financial Planner Preston Hastings of Primerica Investments will share important tips and strategies to assist individuals and business owners in evaluating current and future financial readiness.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please contact jancie.gonzalez@emcstrateygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

Atascosa County Aggies registration March 29

Come and join the Atascosa County Aggies family! It is open to all Atascosa County athletes ages 3-12.

Registration will take place Friday, March 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Joe’s Place in Jourdanton; Saturday, March 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Anytime Fitness in Pleasanton and Sunday, March 31 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Poteet Volunteer Fire Department.

Fees are $245 for youth football and $245 for youth cheer.

Interested in additional sports or discounted registration? Ask about our ACA Elite Program offering year round sports for only $45 a month.

Kicks for Kids March 30

The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board invites you to participate in their 1st Annual Kicks for Kids kickball tournament on March 30, starting at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton Sports Complex.

The event will be a 10- team double elimination tournament. The event is family-friendly kickball, meaning teams will be comprised of adults and kids. Games will last five innings or 45 minutes, whichever comes first.

Atascosa County Child Welfare Board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the foster kids/ families in our county.

Team registration can be found at www.cwbkicksforkids. eventbrite.com or you can pick up a form at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Those with questions may contact Jessica Tom at 210-382- 3358 / jessicatom09@gmail.com or any CWB member.

Atascosa County Day

The public is invited to attend Atascosa County Day at the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 2. On this day, special tribute will also be paid to J. Taylor Brite.

For more information about the event, contact the Atascosa County Judge’s office at 830-769- 3093.

Affordable health screenings in Pleasanton

Residents living in and around Pleasanton can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

First Baptist Church will host this community event on April 5. The site is located at 400 N Reed Street in Pleasanton.

Screenings can check for: the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis, kidney and thyroid function and more.

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program which allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month.

Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit their website: www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

CASA of South Texas Color Run on April 13

Sign up today for the 2nd Annual CASA of South Texas Color Run, set for Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton River Park!

Pre-registration cut-off date is March 28 and the sponsorship deadline is April 4.

This day will be full of fun and color! All ages are welcome to run – or walk – in this 5K! The first 75 registered participants will receive a dri-fit Tshirt to wear for the run.

A child under 12-yearsold can participate at no charge with a paid adult runner. Pre-registration is $40 per person and the cut-off date is March 28. Any registration after March 28 will be $45.

Go to www.raceentry.com/races/casaof south-texas-colorrun/ 2019/register to register today! If you would like to register another way, please contact Brianna Saroz at 830-480-4793 or casa.brianna@att.net.

There are sponsorship opportunities available at the $300, $600 and $1,000 levels. Call Brianna for details and read this week’s article in the Living section.

PVFD Easter Egg Hunt

The Pleasanton Fire &

Friends will host their 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 at Pleasanton Station #1. It is located at Airport Road and Goodwin and will take place from 12 noon-2 p.m.

Come out and see the Easter Bunny and bring your baskets and camera.

This is a free event.

Easter Bunny photos

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Methodist Hospital South on Saturday, April 13. Bring your children to this free community event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy arts and crafts, cookies and punch.

Bubba Wehman Memorial Golf Tourney in April

The Pleasanton Rotary Club extends an invitation to the public to participate in the 7th Annual Bubba Wehman Memorial Golf Tournament. The event supports the Pleasanton Rotary Club scholarship program.

The 4-person “Florida scramble” tournament will tee off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Pleasanton Country Club. An awards dinner will follow, catered by Lew’s Patio & Grill.

To sign up, call the Pro Shop at 830-281-3486 or Mike at 210-748-4351. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Lee Ricks at 830-569-3881.

CBC Spring Festival

The public is invited to the Coastal Bend College Spring Festival on Wednesday, April 17 in Pleasanton. The festival will run from 5-6:30 p.m.

Join them for food, drink, an Easter egg hunt, face-painting and much more. Community organizations who would like to participate by bringing goodies for families and students can contact Kristen Jambers at CBC, 830-569-4222, ext. 1225.

IF YOU have an event you would like featured in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-281-2341.

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