TAKE BACK MED PROGRAM

The El Campo Police Department is participating in the “National Medication Take Back Program.” The Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA, started the program as a way for citizens to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications. Anybody wanting to dispose of their medication just walks into the El Campo Public Safety building at 1011 West Loop, drops the medication into a secure bin and leaves. The bin, located inside the lobby, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For assistance with dropping off the medication, 8 a.m. - 5. p.m Monday - Friday, call the police department, 543-5311, and someone will assist you. No questions asked and no paperwork. Medications will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. The collection ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The following items are accepted: prescription patches, medications, and ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medications for animals and vape pens. Batteries MUST BE REMOVED from the vape pen. The following items are NOT accepted: any type of needles, inhalers, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide or any aerosol cans.

Club TAKING ORDERS

Bluebonnet Extension Education Club members are selling assorted nuts. The last day to place an order is Wednesday, Sept. 30 by calling one of the following members: Donna Shimek, 320-7850; Cynthia Priesmeyer, 578-1867; Genevieve Hicks, 240-9700 and Norma Korenek, 541-6356. All proceeds will be used for various projects the club supports. Orders will be in before Thanksgiving.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Community Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus No. 2490 is holding a blood drive from 3 - 8 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Columbus Hall in El Campo. To schedule an appointment, call Richard Raun at 541-3775 or go to CommitForLife.org use sponsor code: 5911. Donors will receive a free pair of Blood Donors Unite socks.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Hamburger Supper

The El Campo American Legion is holding a hamburger supper from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at the American Legion in El Campo. Tickets can be purchased now at Superior Motors, Hoffer’s Lube Express or from any legion member. Tickets are limited, so call today.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Retirement Reception

Wharton County Library staff will be hosting a reception for retiring Assistant Director Elizabeth (Beth) Fain at the Wharton Main Branch located at 1920 N. Fulton on Friday, September 25 from 12 - 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and wish Beth well after 15 years of service to the library. For more information call 532-8080.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Prayer For Our Country

A prayer service at noon Saturday, Sept. 26 in Evans Park in El Campo invites all to come. Apostle Tony Freeman will officiate. For information, call 332-6321 or email tony@gloryrealm.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

Life Chain Sunday

A national event known as Life Chain Sunday will be held in El Campo on Sunday, Oct. 4. Participants will gather at Mikeska’s parking lot directly across from Rioux Hardware at 1:45 p.m. to select their signs and proceed to the street to witness their pro life belief. For more information contact 543-3403.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 - 9

Annual Pumpkin Patch

The Theta Delta Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held this year at Showplace 3 in El Campo, located at 820 West Loop. The pre-sale VIP pass tickets are limited and are $25. The VIP will be held Friday, Oct. 9 from 6 p.m. until dark. For the Saturday, Oct. 19, event, it will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. General admission is $10. Yard wooden pumpkins will be available for purchase at the event. Details can be found on Facebook at 2020 Theta Delta Annual Pumpkin Patch, or call 541- 9738. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced and hand sanitizer will be available.

ONGOING

Tickets For 2020-2021 On Sale Now

The Plaza Theatre, 120 S. Houston in Wharton, has 2020-2021 season tickets available at www.whartonplazatheatre.org or 282-2226.

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.

Fall Registration

The Boys & Girls Club of El Campo is taking registrations for its Fall After-School program. Register at www.bgcelcampo.org/programs. Information is on the web page or call the office at 543-8320.

State Mask Order In Effect

Per Texas Governor Abbott, a mask order is in effect statewide. To enter into a public establishment, a mask must be worn by those who are 10 years of age and older.

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