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Food Pantry Grand Opening

11am-2pm / 335 Alternative Lane

The Floresville Food Pantry & Resource Center, is now on the campus of the Floresville Independent School District Alternative Education Center, just off U.S. 181. Everyone is invited to help celebrate its grand opening Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 335 Alternative Lane, off Sutherland Springs Road (C.R. 329) in Floresville. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, along with free food and fun! The food pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call Director Karen Hanum at 210-393-8271.

For more information call 210-393-8271.
Contact Person: Karen Hanum
FREE Waste Collection Event

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Precinct 1 Yard, 142 FM 536

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and Wilson County will conduct a household hazardous waste collection event for Wilson County residents on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at Wilson County Precinct 1 yard at 142 FM 536. in Floresville. Residents can take the following household hazardous waste: •Automobile tires with no rims, acids, antifreeze, used motor oil and filters, pool chemicals, lawn and garden chemicals, and batteries, to name a few. •Used electronics such as microwaves, blenders, toasters, televisions, monitors, and computer parts will also be accepted. In addition, pharmaceutical waste, to include prescription and nonprescription meds, pet medications, inhalers, and vitamins, will be accepted. Leave items in original containers and black out all personal information. Items not to bring include: •Trailer or tractor tires, tires with rims, agricultural chemicals, ammunition, explosives, large appliances, containers larger than 5 gallons, syringes, oxygen tanks, and more. Materials will be collected on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of address is required. For more information, call 1-866-345-7272, ext. 3228, or visit www.sara-tx.org.

For more information call 210-302-3228 or visit www.sara-tx.org.
Contact Person: Yliana Flores
Ladies Day Out at Cabela's

9:00am - 1:00pm / Cabelas 15570 S IH 35 Buda TX

Join us for our Spring Ladies Day Out event at Cabela's where all ladies in attendance will recieve employee level discounted shopping, free appetizers and refreshments,a chance to win prizes and get to take part in free interactive seminars. The first 100 ladies in line receive a free gift!

For more information call 512-295-1122 or or visit www.cabelas.com/buda.
Contact Person: Margaret Potyrala
Rummage-Crafts-Bake Sale

8:00am to 3:00pm / La Vernia Church of Christ, 131 Industrial Dr., the street alongside Sammy's restaurant.

A Spring Cleaning Extravaganza! Shop for rummage items, crafts and baked goods! Donations accepted by calling 830-779-3825. No clothing or electronics, please. All proceeds benefit the La Vernia Lions Club charitable giving funds. Donations of baked good welcomed, too! Thanks!

For more information call 830-779-3825 or visit www.LaVerniaLions.org.
Contact Person: Mary Ann Mays
Stockdale 4-H Club recycling program

8 a.m. until noon / Stockdale Park behind the fire department

Recycle your unwanted metal and aluminum by helping the 4-H Scholarship Program. No appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, toasters, etc. Please call for large items to be picked up. 830-556-5030 or 830-996-3796

For more information call 830-556-5030.
Contact Person: Gage Bush
STPCC's Walk for Life 2015

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / City Park of La Vernia

A 2 mile walk with friends, supporting a great cause and learning about South Texas Pregnancy Care Center’s efforts to build a culture of life in Seguin, Luling and La Vernia! Food and music: Following the Walk food and drinks provided by Knights of Columbus Council 3412 and also music provided by DJ Roger Diaz from San Antonio! Register/more information: www.couldbepregnant.com or 830-303-2151

For more information call 830-303-2151 or or visit www.couldbepregnant.com.
Contact Person: Tim Ball
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