Community Corner

John Jay Class of 1981 40th Year Reunion

Hello Class of ‘81! The Reunion Committee would like to invite you to our 40 year reunion.  It will be held on October 9, 2021.  We hope you can join us to relive our High School years with old friends and perhaps make new ones!  If you have not attended past reunions, we would love to see you.  For those who have previously attended, it will be great to catch up again. All of the information is shown below..  You can also find it on our John Jay Class of 1981 Facebook page.   Payments can be made by mailing a check to the address below (do people still use checks?) or by using the Cash App or Apple Pay.  For the Cash App, it is listed under #JJHSclassof81reunion.  If you want to use Apple Pay, please message Sandra Cook at 210-861-9780.  Please include your NAME and number of guests with your payment.  We ask you to make your payment as soon as possible so may get an idea of the number of attendees.  The Reunion Committee has also secured a special rate for the reunion at the host hotel.  Here is the link to make your reservation.,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

If you would like to update your contact information or have information on fellow Mustangs, please an email with updated contact information to:

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We sincerely hope you will make plans to join us!


PINKS ON THE PATIO Moves to Friday nights in October to benefit WINGS

PINKS ON THE PATIO at La Cantera Resort & Spa is moving to Friday this year with

themed events to Play up your Pink from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sire Bar on Plaza Saba. Pink

is the symbolic color of breast cancer awareness as it symbolizes good health and

playfulness. Every Friday Evening, October 1-29, during the month of October, the

La Cantera Family will be raising its glasses - and donations - to the efforts and

actions of WINGS.  Since its inception in 2017, PINKS ON THE PATIO at La Cantera

Resort has donated more than $21,000 to WINGS from the overall resort wide

donation initiatives. PINKS ON THE PATIO themed Fridays will feature either live

music or DJ Celina from 6 to 9 p.m., cocktail and wine specials will be featured

along with tasting snacks. Two dollars from each drink special will go back to

WINGS. Resort beverage partners include Belvedere, Whispering Angel Rose, Rock

Angel Rose, Moët Chandon and Western Son Vodka. Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness,

Signature Restaurant and SweetFire Kitchen will all have PINK menu options to

benefit the charity.  Landscaping on Plaza San Saba just off the resort’s main lobby

will have a rosy hue at dusk, as PINK LED lights bring focus to the Breast Cancer

Awareness Month.

When:  Every Friday during the Month of October 6 to 9 p.m.

October 1 All Things PINK, Anything Goes!

October 8 PINK Lipstick – matted, frosted or glossy

October 15 PINK Hats ─ fascinators, chapeaus, any head embellishment with a

PINK hue

October 22 Fifty Shades of PINK! ─ Scarves and feather boas

October 29 PINK Masquerade ─ feathered, rhinestone or lace

Tickets: Free ticketed event up to 4 tickets per transaction at, search Pinks on the Patio.

Note: Landscaping will cast a pink glow nightly through October- live weather and news shots welcome. Where:  La Cantera Resort & Spa – Plaza San Saba patio at Sire Bar 16641 La Cantera Parkway WINGS mission is to bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, providing comprehensive breast health services to women in Central and South Texas who are uninsured…because everyone deserves a lifetime. Media contact: Evie Reichel, EGR Communications | La Cantera Resort & Spa, | (210) 872.3843

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café continues its second anniversary celebration through

October with Community Days benefitting local charities

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café located on Main Street at The Shops at La Cantera is continuing its second anniversary celebration with Community Days.  Every Tuesday through October, Sweet Paris will donate a portion of the days’ proceeds to a different local charity.  Community Days begin on Tuesday, October 5 when not-for-profit CULINARIA will be selling wine on site from 3 to 7 p.m. Culinaria promotes San Antonio as a premiere food and wine destination through year-round events including Restaurant Weeks, Chef Swaps, Hallowine Run and Food Trails. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, the SAN ANTONIO HUMANE SOCIETY will set up shop outside Sweet Paris with pets available for adoption. A no-kill shelter, the San Antonio Humane Society mission is to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay/neuter programs and community education, their designated Sweet Paris day is Tuesday, October 12. On October 19, SPURS GIVE will be the beneficiary of Community Days. Spurs Give is a family – a team – passionate about sports. Spurs Give is passionate about what sports can do for our community – especially its youth. At the heart of it, Spurs Give believes sports can provide a family with a common goal and a hope for a better future. Spurs Give is the official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of Spurs Sports & Entertainment. Since its founding in 1988, it has invested $32 million in the community. Through players’ passions, grants and impact programs, Spurs Give is changing lives and leaving a lasting impact. You give. We give. Spurs Give. The final Community Day event on Tuesday, October 26 will benefit WINGS whose mission is to bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, providing comprehensive breast health services to women in Central and South Texas who are uninsured. Since its inception in 1999, Wings has seen five-year survival rates for the women it serves from zero (untreated breast cancer) to 100 percent for Stage 1 disease. The nonprofit will be on site providing important information about its services as well offering a register to win swag bag. “Giving back is just a part of our company tradition,” says Strategic Partner Stephane Raveneau, Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café.  “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our second anniversary and thankful we can give back to this community which has welcomed us so warmly.” About Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café: Founded in Houston, Texas in 2012, Sweet Paris has locations in Rice Village, CityCentre, Katy, Highland Village, College Station, The Woodlands, Bay Brook, Sugarland, Austin, San Antonio, and Nuevo Vallarta— with new locations coming soon! Visit to get started on your Parisian-inspired culinary adventure. Media Contact: Evie Reichel | EGR Communications | | (210) 872.3843

St. Joseph’s Honeycreek Festival

Come join us Sunday, October 10th from 10am to 4pm at St. Joseph’s Honeycreek Festival It will be a day Family Fun. There will be a Traditional German Pot Roast Meal, Tex-Mex Food, Arts & Crafts Booths, A Rummage Sale, Kid’s Activities, Live & Silent Auction, Bingo, and Live Music provided by The Rick Cavender Band. The Festival benefits Ministries at St. Joseph Honeycreek. General Admission is Free. Tickets Sold On-Site for Food & Activities. Details:, St. Joseph Catholic Church - Honey Creek

25781 State Highway 46 W Spring Branch, Texas 78070, Phone: 830-980-2268. Contact: Margaret Ousset (830) 885 -5130


Calling out all Thomas Jefferson Mustangs Class of 1975 for your 46th reunion on Saturday October 23rd from 6pm-11pm @ The Old Helotes Inn Event Center

14405 Old Bandera Road Helotes, Texas. Admission: $30/person or $50/couple (advance sale) $35/person. Admission Includes: Brisket and Sausage BBQ Dinner Plate, Live Band “Shades of Time”, Multi-Media Show and Memorabilia Display

Silent Auction. Cash Bar Available (Beer & Wine) Sign up and purchase advance sale tickets at

Follow the “Thomas Jefferson High School Class of ‘75 46th Reunion” Facebook Group for updates.

San Antonio Pulic Library Foundation’s Annual Catrina Ball

Don’t miss the best party in San Antonio in 2021 – the 5th Annual Catrina Ball benefiting the Library Foundation and the San Antonio Public Library! The Catrina Ball will be a delight for all your senses! Stroll through festive avenidas with delicious culinary temptations and libations while you enjoy live music and fantastic performers. Visit Catrina makeup artists, browse flower crowns, and bid on amazing silent auction items. Honor loved ones en el gran Día de los Muertos Altar, and spin on the dance floor until midnight!

What: SAPLF’s 5th Annual Catrina Ball, When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. –Midnight, Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | 900 E. Market Street | San Antonio, TX, Why: To raise essential funds for the Library Foundation to continue our mission of strengthening the library in service to our community and giving a generous gift to the library system from the event proceeds. Proceeds from the Catrina Ball will benefit the Texana/Genealogy Collection. Attire: Black tie with a Día de los Muertos twist. San Antonio Public Library Foundation Phone: 210-225-4728, Email:

Mission City Heroes Fest

That’s right, San Antonio, it’s time to heed the call and be part of the Mission City Heroes Fest! This family friendly event will be held On December 11, 2021 at the beautiful Shrine Auditorium, and will benefit local charities like wounded warriors and pediatric cancers. But that’s not all, you’ll not only be helping out some amazing causes, you will get everything a great convention should have: amazing vendors, talented artists, dazzling panels, demonstrations, guest stars, retro gaming arcade, and a maid café! PLUS there will be a Food Truck Alley with all kinds of delicious local treats! Last but not least, a CYBERPUNK VAMPIRE RAVE VIP after party with spooky treats, music, and so much dancing! So mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss this amazing time! Heroes N More is a group of special superheroes giving struggling kids a reason to smile, hope, and dream. They raise awareness about rare diseases, disabilities and help the world learn about a whole army of resilient, inspiring fighters and survivors. Their goal is for everyone to realize that it does not take a cape to be a superhero, just the desire to become an active force in the world around you and make our world a better place. Check out more online at or on Facebook at .

Come heed the call of a hero!

Texas PTA

Do you have kids, maybe a nephew or a niece, or even a grandchild? Children are precious and that feeling you have towards them – wanting to make sure nothing ever wrongs them – that’s exactly how PTA feels too. Texas PTA champions for every child in the state, and we can only do that if we have a strong membership base. Please share these messages with your audience to let Texans know that they can be heroes in the lives of our kids by simply joining PTA.

National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY dot ORG.

Trees for the Future

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio


A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit You can stop child abuse.


Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit


If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. That’s 800.888.1904 or

Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit for a work at home position today.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

American Humane Society

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100″ to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world.

U.S. Air Force Offers More

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email details at:

Be a part of America’s Defense The Air Force Reserve

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America’s defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve.

Native American Rights Fund

Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at

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