Out and About – Pleasanton Express

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 6:51 am

FBC Poteet Food Pantry

The First Baptist Church in Poteet Food Pantry will have a drive-thru pick-up event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, starting when they receive the product. The church is located at 437 Ave. D in Poteet.

The line will start at about 12 noon. Please do not start lining up until after 10 a.m.

Volunteers are needed at this event. Please come to the Fellowship Hall at about 9:30 a.m. if you would like to volunteer.

They will not have restrooms avaliable to the public for everyones safety. Please dont forget your masks and please stay in your vehicle while you wait.

Have your trunk/liftgate/ bed avaliable for volunteers to load your items. Volunteers will not be responsible for loading items in the cab of your vehicle as a safety.

Cloth masks available in the CASA office

CASA of South Texas has masks available for pickup as needed in the CASA office, 115 W. College in Pleasanton.

The America Strong Mask Program is a partnership between federal departments and agencies and the private sector National Council of Textile Organization. Its purpose is to enhance the protection and confidence that Americans can protect themselves while pursuing essential activities. FEMA ensured that nonprofits and faith partners knew about the Health and Human Services program whereby Hanes made cloth facial coverings for HHS to give away to people in the community who need them.

Mobile test collection

There will be a COVID 19 mobile test collection on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Poteet Fire Department, located at 530 Ave. H in Poteet.

There will be a health screening and tests will be conducted by appointment only. To register, visit txcovidtest.org or call 512- 883-2400.

Wild Bills Pumpkin Fun Run set for Nov. 7

Join George Farms as they host the Wild Bills Pumpkin Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 7. The farm is located at 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the cost of a Diabetic Alert Dog for Billy George, son of Jennifer and James George.

Participants have the choice of either competing at George Farms in person, or taking the virtual/ social distancing option and running in their neighborhood or wherever they choose. Those who pick the virtual option will still receive a participation medal and T-shirt.

Preregister at RunSign- Up.com and search Wild Bills Pumpkin Fun Run. Entry fees until Oct. 1 are: $30 for the 5K Run/Walk, $20 for the Virtual 5K and $20 for 10 and Under 5K. After Oct. 1, the fees increase by $5. 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.

Sponsorship spots are available: Jack the Pumpkin King Sponsor for $500 and Cinderella Sponsorship for $250.

Human Trafficking Prevention webinar Sept. 3

The Texas A&M Agri- Life Extension Service will present Unbounds Human Trafficking Prevention webinar at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3. The online event is free, but preregistration is required.

Unbound is an international anti-human trafficking organization and their webinar is geared toward teens and their parents or caregivers. It will cover recognizing signs and preventing human trafficking in their communities.

Participants will learn about recruiting methods, how to recognize red flags and how to be equipped to promote safety within their own communities.

For details, contact Scott at 325-392-2721.

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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