Medicare Seminars Being 

Held Via Zoom


The Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging is offering seminars in conjunction with Senior Medicare Patron and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services over a three-day period, starting at 2 p.m. each day. The topic for the first session on Wednesday, May 5 will be: “Don’t be a Victim – Tips to Protect, Detect and Report Medicare Fraud.” Thursday will cover “COVID-19 Updates from CMS” and Friday will be Certified Benefits Counselors, Houston-Galveston AAA, your local resource for “Help with Medicare.” The El Campo Library has flyers available with a list of Zoom websites for patrons to tune in to the sessions. If patrons would like to watch it at the library there is very limited space. Each lasts one hour. For more information, call 1-800-437-7396.


Sunday, May 2


Plaza To Hold Auditions

The Wharton Plaza Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Hello, Dolly! at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 4. Auditions will be in person but will follow social distancing protocols. Character descriptions and further details are posted on the Plaza website where one can also register for an audition:


Monday, May 3


Blood Donations Being Taken

United Ag Coop is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. until noon Monday, May 3. Contact Sally Andel, 543-6284, or go to to schedule an appointment. Sponsor code is C037. Be sure to bring an ID.


Thursday, May 20


Second Round Of Vaccines 

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, second dose only, will be available for those needing it on Thursday, May 20. The drive-thru event will be at the El Campo Knights of Columbus Hall on Armory Road from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. These requirements must be met in order to get a vaccine: Moderna vaccines need ot be 28-42 days apart; Pfizer vaccines need to be 21-42 days apart. Bring your Covid vaccine card, ID and insurance card.



Registration For Summer Camp

The El Campo Museum is taking registrations for its summer camp programs. Animal Camp, eight weeks on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, starts June 9. Science camp will run six weeks 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays June 17 through July 22. Call 543-6855.


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 information, call 541-7493. 


Heritage Center Now Open

The Heritage Center, 803 Fahrenthold, a non-profit organization, is open to men and women 50 and older for a $50 fee collected every January. The center, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., offers use of exercise machines, exercise sessions, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games and opportunities to volunteer. 


Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship

Manna Meals is offered at no cost with a convenient drive-thru access every Monday and Thursday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Meals are prepared then served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth Streets in El Campo). For more information, call 505-9362 or 


CASA Seeks Volunteers

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers ready to assist children in the El Campo area. Contact Judy Peter for more information at 578-1600 or visit


Leader-News  Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board is a community service announcement publication to promote one-time events for non-profit organizations. The El Campo Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information in writing to our office, 203 E. Jackson, via email or by mail. Items will be edited. Digital submissions must be text that can be edited and paæsted (no pdfs or fliers). Email: No voice mail submissions will be taken. For more information, call 543-3363.

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