Bingo Games Resume

El Campo American Legion Bingo will resume bingo games on Friday, Jan. 22. According to CDC guidelines, seating will be limited. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks are required. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and card sales start at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7 p.m. Snack bar and bar will be open.


saturday, january 30


Chili Bowl Saturday

The El Campo Bowling Center is holding their Chili Bowl event Saturday, Jan. 30. Check in is at 8 a.m. with the bowling tournament beginning at noon. There will be a two-person tailgate with auctions and awards at 2 p.m. The event will hold a cook off, car show, washer tournament, 50/50 raffle with live and silent auctions. For more information, contact Abby Freeman at 832-465-2519.


covid cancellations


The 2021 Western Rice Belt Consumer’s Conference has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 situation. The Consumer’s Conference Committee hopes the conference will resume in 2022. The Producer’s Conference will be held virtually. See information in the story at the top of this page for more information on the event and how to see the virtual conference.


annual mlk SCHOLARSHIP

The annual MLK service and march has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if cases go down, the celebration may take place in the summer. If anyone is interested in donating to the Wharton County MLK Scholarships, which are given to local students of all races annually, send the donation to: MLK SCHOLARSHIP - Vivian Wyatt or Mozelle Stephens at P.O. Box 84, Glen Flora, TX 77443. 




Manna Meals Pick-Up Only

Manna Meals is offered at no cost 5 - 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday in a convenient drive-through at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth) in El Campo. Meals are prepared by members of local congregations. For information, call 505-9362 or 


Rotary Club of El Campo

Collecting Sneakers

El Campo Rotarians are taking up a collection of used and new sneakers to give to a non-profit, Got Sneakers, in an effort to help those in other countries who have no shoes at all. The local club will receive $3 for each new pair of sneakers and $1 for each pair in good condition. Money will be donated to Polio Plus. Boxes are located at City Hall, the Civic Center, the El Campo Leader-News and the Northside Education Center. Another box will be added to St. Philip Catholic School after the holidays. The drive will continue through January.


Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 541-7493.




Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board is a community service to promote one-time events for nonprofit organizations. The Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information. Items will be edited. Event submissions will run no more than four editions immediately prior to the event as space permits. Garage sale fund-raisers and raffles do not qualify. All items submitted must arrive no later than 3 p.m. Mondays for the Wednesday edition and 3 p.m. Thursdays for the Saturday edition. Digital submissions must be text that can be edited and pasted (no pdfs or fliers). Email: No voice mail submissions.

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