Always and Forever Boutique grand re-opening
Always and Forever sales clerk Brittany Guidry and owner Tina Herbold prepare gift bags at the boutique’s grand re-opening Sept. 24. More Featured Photos »

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Famous Blackwood Brothers Quartet

10:00 a.m. / River of Life Christian Fellowship, across from Texas Pride BBQ

The Blackwood Brothers have been a quartet for 80 years. Although the original quartet has most passed away, a new generation has carried on the ministering in song. We invite you to attend during our Sunday morning service. Dinner on the grounds will follow.

For more information call 210-649-2600 or or visit
Contact Person: Brenda Mauldin
St. Ann Fall Festival/ Turkey Dinner

10:30-2 / Chamber of Commerce

Country Store, St. Ann's Gardens, Live Auction 1 p.m., Silent Auction 11-2, Washer Tournament, Kids' Games, Fun and Food for the Whole Family. VENDORS now being accepted for a dontion. Must provide your own canopy and chairs. Call Mary Jo. Space is limited.

For more information call 210-215-7648 or or visit
Contact Person: Mary Jo
St. Luke's Loire Fall Festival

10am-5pm / 3930 FM 536

Food, games, live music, silent and live auction, antique car show, Horse & Pony rides, Art's & Craft vendors. Raffle drawing, top prize $5,000 visa gift card

For more information call 830-281-4963 or or visit
Contact Person: Gail Slomchinski

3-6:30 PM; KITCHEN 2 PM / 78115

Good Ole Boys are back, playing all your dance favorites at Geronimo VFW Post 8456, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo 78115, on Sunday, October 4, 3-6:3 0 pm; VFW kitchen opens at 2 pm. Open seating. $8 donation benefits Auxiliary programs. Info 830-305-8829/830-305-5478.

For more information call 830-303-9903 or .
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
JDRF Golf Tournament

8:00 am / Riverbend Golf Course

Golf tournament to benefit JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes for Brianna Lopez' Walk team - Brianna's Babes. 4 Man scramble - $75 per person includes green fees, cart, range balls and meal from Lew's Patio. Come out and have a good time and help raise money for Type 1 Diabetes. Silent auction will also be held. Great prizes. Forms are available at Riverbend club house or call/e-mail for more information.

For more information call 830-569-7875 or .
Contact Person: Zelda Lopez
Kicaster VFD Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m.-11 a.m. / Firehouse on Big Oak Drive in Presidents Park, it's located 5 miles east of loop 1604. Take CR 324 to Kicaster Korner Store, turn and go 1 mile to Big Oak Drive first street on left or go FM 775 to FM 3432 turn west and go 4 miles turn on CR 324.

Come greet your neighbors and Firefighters at the Kicaster V.F.D. Annual Pancake Breakfast and Auction. The breakfast consists of Pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. Adult Meals $6 and small plates $3. Door prizes are awarded every half hour and raffle tickets are available. Children can also take pictures in bunker gear in front of the fire truck. come and have some fun

For more information call 830-947-3095.
Contact Person: Danny Zacek or Betty Zacharias
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Missy Bridges has moved to Lee’s Summit, Mo., with her folks, J. Earl and Charlene Bridges, who sold their business, Bridges Rifle Co., to move closer to their grandkids. Missy sends her love to all her friends in La Vernia!
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