All Things Pueblo 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Turkey Drive

With Thanksgiving just around the corner we are excited to share with our readers that All Things Pueblo has decided to host the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We have had 6 local businesses graciously offer their locations as drop off’s for any and all items for the baskets, The McClelland School*Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association, Octopus Express Car Wash, Land Title Guarantee Company of Pueblo (only non-perishables at this location only), Pueblo West Funeral Home as well as Langloss Lake Auto!

Loaded up and ready to deliver turkey dinners for our 2013 Turkey Basket Drive!

Loaded up and ready to deliver turkey dinners for our 2013 Turkey Basket Drive!

But we need your help, Pueblo! If you are able to donate any of the items below, please do so by bringing them to either location during business hours between 10th and November 20th. Help us to bring Thanksgiving to a Pueblo Family in Need!

ITEMS NEEDED

•Canned Green Beans and/or Corn
•Boxed Potatoes
•Boxed Stuffing
•Canned Cranberries
•Gravy (packaged, canned, or glass jars)
•Roasting Pans
•Turkeys

PLEASE NOTE DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING NOVEMBER 10TH 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

The McClelland School
*If dropping off at The McClelland School, please use the front entrance for security reasons*
415 E. Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, Co 81004
Monday – Friday 8:15 – 3:15 pm

Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association
1700 S. Prairie Ave
Pueblo, Colorado, 81005
Monday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Octopus Express Car Wash
3215 N. Elizabeth Street
Pueblo, Colorado 81008
Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Land Title Guarantee Company of Pueblo (only non-perishables at this location only)
503 N Main Street, Suite 2
Pueblo, Colorado
Monday – Friday 8:00 -5:00 pm

Pueblo West Funeral Home
381 S Joe Martinez Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81007
Monday - Friday  9:30 – 4:30 pm  (closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Langloss Lake Auto
2316 Lake Ave
Pueblo, Colorado
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:30 pm

 

25th Annual Holiday Bazaar Colorado State Fair’s

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It’s that time again for the 25th Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Colorado State Fair grounds.    Located at the Palace of Agriculture on the State Fairgrounds.  Over 150 unique, some hand crafted, holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Come get into the holiday season spirit with traditional music,hot chocolate and a brief stop to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

ADMISSION IS FREE! PARKING IS FREE!

Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday,  Nov. 2 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

10 Things You Need To Know About Pueblo’s Chick-Fil-A

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Top 10 things you need to know about Pueblo’s Chick-Fil-A. First of all, I would like to say I had the pleasure of meeting the new franchise restaurant operators (owners) last night during the premier night they hosted for their raging fans.  It was a blast, I took Bella and Jacque took Skyler, and we joined our friend Carrie with her daughter Amber.  They spoiled us with a tour of their spotless kitchen, drinks, food, and dessert.  It was quite the treat for our little princesses (thank you Chick-Fil-A)!  I did learn a few things about the restaurant that I think everyone should know, so here’s my top 10.

10.  If, you are one of the first 100 people in line the night before the store opens you will win 52 free Chick-fil-A #1 Sandwich Meals.

9.   October 23rd, 2014 is the grand opening

8.  They have an amazing play area for young children (and it’s CLEAN)

7.  Their chicken is 100% pure breast meat with no hormones, steroids, fillers or additives.

6.  All greens used for their salads are cut up in the store.  The salad you will enjoy does NOT come from a bag, but cut up fresh!!!

5.  Chick-Fil-A’s lemonade is made from fresh lemons, sugar, and water in the store (diet lemonade with Splenda).

4.  Kids meals can be healthy with their amazing grilled chicken nuggets and Buddy Fruits applesauce.

3.  Their staff loves their jobs and you will notice a difference when you are their guest.

2.  Why is Chick-fil-A closed on Sunday?   A: Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. He has often shared that his decision was as much practical as spiritual. He believes that all franchised Chick-fil-A® Operators and Restaurant employees should have an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they choose to do so. That’s why all Chick-fil-A Restaurants are closed on Sundays. It’s part of our recipe for success.

1.  What is the Corporate Purpose of Chick-fil-A, Inc.?   A:  To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.

 

3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Domestic Violence Walk

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The 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk October 25th, 2014 at 12:45pm at Mineral Palace Park
Registration starts @ 12:00pm
Registration (which includes shirt and walk):
$20 per Person
$90 per Group of 6
With every new supporter, we are closer to being a part of society where no one will stand for this violence and where no one will have to ever be a victim!

Register online or in person the morning of the walk!

 Some Domestic Violence Facts from Safe Horizon.org

The Victims

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.
  • Women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than men
  • Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.

The Families

  • Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
  • Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).
  • A 2005 Michigan study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
  • A 2003 study found that children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violence against a parent – which can place a child at great risk for injury or even death.

The Circumstances

  • Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 pm and 6 am.
  • More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home.

The Consequences

  • According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families.
  • In New York City, 25% of homeless heads of household became homeless due to domestic violence.
  • Survivors of domestic violence face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional distress.
  • Domestic violence contributes to poor health for many survivors.  For example, chronic conditions like heart disease or gastrointestinal disorders can become more serious due to domestic violence.
  • Among women brought to emergency rooms due to domestic violence, most were socially isolated and had fewer social and financial resources than other women not injured because of domestic violence.
  • Without help, girls who witness domestic violence are more vulnerable to abuse as teens and adults.
  • Without help, boys who witness domestic violence are far more likely to become abusers of their partners and/or children as adults, thus continuing the cycle of violence in the next generation.
  • Domestic violence costs more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.

#1 FACT:

Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.

 

2014 Annual Caring Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet

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The Annual Caring Pregnancy Center fundraiser is coming up Saturday, November 1, 2014. This marks ACPC’s 30th year of service! Over the last 30 years they have served over 30,000 families. Which means 1/3 of the population of Pueblo has come through their doors at some point in their lives.

Seating is limited! R.S.V.P. today! Suggested donation is $50 per seat.

If, you are unable to attend the Banquet, you can still make a donation (one-time or monthly) by visiting our home page and clicking “Donate.” Please specify that your donation is designated toward the 2014 Annual Fundraising Banquet.

Deadline to R.S.V.P. is Friday, October 24, 2014.

Click Here to complete your Online Registration or for Corporate Sponsorship inquiry!

 Event Details

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Fellowship at 6:00 pm
Dinner 6:30pm

Pueblo Convention Center
320 Central Main St.
Pueblo, CO

Caring Pregnancy Center Services (free of charge)