The holiday season is here! It’s a wonderful time of year for special events, Christmas concerts, and Santa appearances, and it’s also a time when many in our community open up and give something to others.
Pleasanton Express publishes a ‘Holiday Give and Go’ guide. It continues even during the holidays. Local churches, nonprofits, and businesses involved in outreach to help others during the holidays are asked to send their information to Alyx Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking our readers to send us a free public holiday event for inclusion in our ‘And Go’ guide. They can also be emailed to Alyx.
MHA Share the Warmth Blanket Drive
November 1-30, Methodist Hospital | Atascosa sponsors a Blanket Drive to collect new soft blankets for all of the Atascosa Senior Living community. Their goal is 300 blankets.
You can donate to any of the following places:
• Methodist Hospital | Atascosa Lobby, 7am-7pm
• Methodist Hospital | Atascosa Rehabilitation Center Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
• Methodist Physicians Walk-In Clinic, 1222 W. Oaklawn, Suite B, Pleasanton, Mon. – Thursdays, 8am-6pm.Friday 8am-12pm
• Sunshine House Coffee, Monday-Friday. 6am to 2pm. Available Saturdays in lobby and drive-thru from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
• Comfortable Privilege Coffee House in the lobby or drive-thru (Mon-Fri). 6am-6:30pm. Saturday, 8am-4pm.Sunday, 8am-2pm
• Jourdanton Pharmacy, Monday. – Fri. 9am-7pm
• Center Pharmacy, Monday. – Fri. 9am-5:30pm
ACCEPT Applications for Seniors Begin November 19th
The Atascosa County Christmas Elderly Project Target (ACCEPT) 2022 will once again provide blanket Christmas gifts and food vouchers to the county’s elderly in need. You must be enrolled in the program to receive these items.
ACCEPT volunteers will continue to be placed at various locations around Atascosa County and will continue to accept applications to reach out to as many seniors in the county as possible.
This program is for seniors aged 60 and over in Atascosa County. Application dates and venues are as follows.
• Pleasanton and potatoes
Thursday. – Saturday, December 1, 2, 3 and Monday, December 5: First Baptist Church Youth Building, 311 Smith Street, Pleasanton. 9am-noon.
Saturday, November 19 only: St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1608 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton. 9am-noon.
Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3: Charlotte’s Reverend John Wagner Family Center, 9 am to noon.
• Monetary donations
Financial contributions may be made to ACCEPT 2022, mailed to ACCEPT 2022, c/o St. Andrew Catholic Church, 626 Market Street, Pleasanton, Texas 78064.
You can also donate through PayPal-ACCEPT. If you have any questions, please contact Henry Sanchez at 210-771-7569.
• Blanket Donation
Blankets can be dropped off at the St. Andrew Catholic Church office during normal business hours or at St. Andrew Parish Hall from 10am to 2pm December 12-15.
Pleasanton Rotary Food Drive
Jeremy Graham, Service Projects Chair of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, would like to announce a food drive that will benefit the Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry from now until Monday, November 28th. Look for donation boxes at local businesses such as South Trust Bank, Ricks Insurance, Rakowitz Engineering and Surveying and Atascosa Health Center. no cans? No problem… use the QR code on each donation box to donate directly to the pantry!
South Texas Children’s Alliance “December to Remember”
Through Friday, December 9th, CAST is looking for sponsors for Christmas gifts to sponsor children. If you would like to sponsor or for more information, please contact us at 830-393-6290 ext. 4018 or email email@example.com.
CASA Christmas Toy Drive
CASA in South Texas hosts fundraising toy drives during the Christmas season. They accept donations at their office at 115 W. College St. in Pleasanton. We also appreciate companies that want to set up donation stations. CASA also welcomes donations of gift cards so that volunteers and families can shop for their children. For more information, call CASA in South Texas at 830-569-4696.
Pleasanton PD Blue Santa
Pleasanton Police Department’s Blue Santa fundraiser is underway.
You can donate at Southern Suites, Pleasanton PD Lobby, Pleasanton Elementary School, Starbucks, El Castillo, The Tut Studios, South Texas Natural Wellness, Tricity Martial Arts, Paisley, Good Health Store, and Atascosa Materials. Pleasanton PD still has slots available for donation stations.
Blue Santa visits Pleasanton on December 15th. For more information, please contact us at 830-569-3869. Pleasanton PD is located at 704 W Oaklawn Rd. in Pleasanton.
PD Blue Santa Can
Your child must sign up by November 11th to receive the gift. Blue Santa she will arrive on Friday December 2nd.
You can pick up the forms at the Poteet Police Station. You can also visit the Poteet Police Association Facebook page, fill out a digital copy, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jordanton PD “Cops 4 Kids” 2022
The Jordanton Police Department is hosting a Cop-4Kids event. This fundraiser will help local children who need it most each holiday season.
We accept new, unopened toys as well as monetary donations. Applications can be picked up at Jourdanton PD at 1604 Hwy. 97 E, Jordanton. The deadline is he December 17th.
If you or your business would like to become a contributor, please contact us at 830-769-2241 or send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients must live in Jourdanton city limits or be students of the Jourdanton ISD.
Poteet Rotary Club Hosting Green Santa on December 10th. This event runs all day. Green Santa, Farmers and Artisans Markets from 8am to noon. Vendors may choose to stay until 4pm. Then, from 4-8pm, the Christmas Village program takes place on the grounds of the Potato Strawberry Festival.
Hosted by Poteet VFD Auxiliary on December 17th. At 6pm there will be a parade followed by a children’s party at the fire station at 530 Ave. H, Poteet.
free shopping event
November 19, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Hampton Inn Conference Room. The location is he 2057 W. Oaklawn. 8 local vendors. Parking is limited.
Two Friends Market Day
November 19th at the Atascosa County Show Barn in Pleasanton from 9am to 3pm Vintage, retro, funky junk, handcrafted items and home décor. For more information, please contact Delaine Baker at 210-274-5709 or Marnie Rayes at 830-570-0347.
3rd Annual Good Vibes Vendors Market Day
Saturday, November 26th, Small Business Saturday from 10am to 3pm at The Gypsy Moon Market at 107 S. Reed St. in Pleasanton. Local small business pop-ups and food trucks.
Verdi’s 10th vintage
Friday, December 2nd, 1:00pm to 8:00pm – Admission is $8 and includes 2 wine tickets. Saturday, December 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, $4 admission (donated to Verdi Community Center). Vendors, food, kids corner and more.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26th is Christmas Kickoff in Jordanton on Simmons Avenue. Located between Main Street and Oak Street from 9am to 4pm. Lots of vendors, shopping, food, and activities. For more information, please visit www.jourdanton1909.com. To become a vendor or enter the baking contest, email email@example.com. To help sponsor or donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
go to local
37th Rossville Turkey Shooting
Rossville Historical Community Association. is hosting the Turkey Shoot on November 19th from 9am to 11pm. Join us for arts, crafts, vendors, prizes, raffles and delicious food. The location is 515 FM 2504.Dancing and DJ from 7pm to 11pm
Bountiful Blessings will host its third annual Turkish Trot on Thursday, November 24th at 8am. Let’s run and walk together for a purpose. Before you stuff your face on Thanksgiving Day. Meet at Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry, 602 North Main Street, Pleasanton. All you need to participate is non-perishable food and a donation. This is a no-frills event, no timing tips, no water stops. It’s just fun.
Thanksgiving dinner for first responders
Thanksgiving, November 24th. Hosted by Poteet VFD Auxiliary. Invitation to all volunteer firefighters and first responders on duty in the Potito area (Police, Fire, EMS, DPS Troopers, Atascosa Co. Sheriff’s Office). It is also open to their families.
Hosanna Baptist Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Attendance is preferred but not required. Please RSVP and contact Candace at 210-459-2788 by November 17th. You can also contact Candace to donate items such as cooked turkey, dressings and desserts.
Pleasanton Christ Church Community Luncheon
Saturday, November 26th and the 4th Saturday of each month. Join us for a community lunch at Pleasanton Church from 11am to 1pm. Located at 1003 North Main Street in Pleasanton.
merry on main
Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd at Pleasanton River Park. Music, tree lighting, River Park Wonderland, Little Miss Mary main pageant, parade, fireworks and more. Please check Merry or Pleasanton Express on our main Facebook page for the latest information.
Living Christmas Village
Free Living Christmas Village at the Potato Strawberry Festival Grounds. Hosted by the Christmas Village Ministry. From December 9th to December 11th, daily from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. The course starts at 6pm and tours he departs every 10-15 minutes. Tour duration is 45-50 minutes.
December 9th from 5pm Tree lighting, Santa, pictures with the Grinch, Grinch movies, vendors, food trucks, face painting, balloon animals, hot cocoa, popcorn, coffee and more. Christmas party starting at 3pm on December 10th, parade, pictures with Santa and Elves, Grinch, vendors and food trucks, hot his drinks, popcorn, DJ, live band and more.
Christmas in Charlotte Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 10th, line-up starts at 5:00 pm, judging starts at 5:30 pm Parade starts at 6:30 pm.
breakfast with santa
December 10, 8am-12pm at the Rossville Historical Community Center. A breakfast plate will be $5. Santa will be escorted to a fire truck by the Rossville Volunteer Fire Department at approximately 8:45 AM. Photos with Santa are free. Please bring your camera. Free Kids Crafts. silent auction.