Fundraiser To Benefit
The Bluebonnet Extension Education Club has extra pecans and nuts for sale through February. All proceeds will go to 4H and non 4H scholarships as well as donations to other organizations. There will be cashews, walnut halves, pistachios, dried apricots, cran-slam, fiesta mix, fruit mix, mountain mix, sugar-free chocolate pecans, an assorted variety of peanuts and much more. For information, call Norma Korenek at 541-6356.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
Benefit Seafood Lunch And Dinner
The 67th Annual Deutschburg Benefit Seafood lunch and dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Deutschburg Community Center located at 4501 FM 1862 in Palacios. Seafood plates will be served from 11:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Dine-in and to-go plates available as well. There will also be auctions from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on many homemade goods from the Deutschburg Community.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
Annual Polka Festival
The annual Polka Festival will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Taiton Community Center, 1 - 7 p.m. There will be barbecue burgers, fried gizzards and chicken noodle soup served all day. Doors open at 11 a.m.
El Campo Senior Serve
The annual steak dinner and talent show will be put on by El Campo High School students at Senior Serve to be held at the El Campo Civic Center Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6 - 9 p.m. Students raise funds for Project Graduation.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
Benefit Meal And Raffle
A Warren “Butch” Witcher medical benefit meal and raffle will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. at FESCO, Ltd., 711 E. Jackson (Enter from Pierce). To-go plates and raffle tickets will be on sale. Contact Randy Tarver or Jennifer Kollaja at 543-9451.
El Campo Chamber Banquet & Gala
The El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will hold its Annual Banquet and Gala at the El Campo Civic Center on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6 - 9 p.m. For more information contact 543-2713.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
St. Philip Catholic School is inviting the Class of 1955 to children’s Mass on Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m., where they will be recognized and there will also be a breakfast in the Parish Hall following the Mass. St. Philip Catholic School will be celebrating 75 years of education. The Class of 1955 was the first graduating class.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
WCYF Entries Due
Entries for the Wharton County Youth Fair’s Creative Arts Department are due by 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 at the fair office. They may be faxed or emailed, but please include required signatures. Payment can be conveniently submitted online at https://whartonca.fairwire.com/. For information, visit: www.whartoncountyyouthfair.org.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Wharton County GOP Candidate Forum
Voters will have two opportunities to meet, support and hear from Wharton County Republican candidates for public office. This includes commissioners, tax assessor-collector, district attorney and others. The first forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in El Campo at Mikeska’s BBQ on U.S. 59. The second will be Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Wharton at Grace Community Fellowship, 1900 E. Boling Hwy. The forums are open to the public at no charge.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
West Wharton County Cook-off
West Wharton County Firefighters will hold their 4th Annual BBQ Cook-off Friday, Feb 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at the E.C.V.F.D. Training Field. There will be a BBQ cook-off that will have pay outs and trophies, there will also be a car show, judging begins at 2 p.m. All benefits will go to Danevang, Louise and El Campo Volunteer Fire Departments. For cook-off entry information please contact, ECVFD Jared Merta 578-1341, LVFD Scott Charbula 637-0414, and DVFD Ben Rivera at 578-3915.
Eagle Lake Senior Citizens Dance
The Eagle Lake Community Center, located at 100 N. Walnut will hold a dance Friday, Feb. 7 from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Dances are held the first friday of every month. For information call Harry or Helen at 234-2903.
Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. The church is located at 810 Palacios in El Campo. For more information, call 541-7493.
Veterans Office Hours
The Wharton County Veteran’s Service Officer will be available in the Wharton Veteran’s Office located at 1017 N. Alabama in Wharton on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information contact the VA office at 532-1311 or 800-827-1000.
Have Questions About Medicare?
State Health Insurance Assistance Program Counselor Alex Rischan will be at the El Campo Branch Library every third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to offer advice and aid in making sense of Medicare. One-on-one counseling will be given at no cost to you.
Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship
Manna Meals is offered at no cost 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 on this dine-in for all program, please call 505-9362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo Held At American Legion
El Campo American Legion hosts bingo games every Friday at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.
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 https://casa-mw.org/.
Proper Disposal Of Flags
When a flag becomes worn or faded it is important to take it down and properly dispose of them. Flags can be brought into the American Legion, 2241 Hwy. 71 South, in El Campo 3 - 7 p.m. Fridays during bingo sessions.
Free Services Offered
The Mainstream Connection, a 501 c3 organization offers help with pantry assistance, counseling (domestic violence, marriage, family, child-youth, general), immigration cases, waivers, translations, evaluations, reference letters, extreme and unusual hardship letters, residency applications/renewals, citizenship applications, notary services and DACA applications/renewals. To set up an appointment, call 832-831-1688.
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau will be at Workforce Solutions on Mondays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. located at 1506 N. Alabama Rd. #C in Wharton. If you are interested in the U.S. Census or have any questions and would like more information come by or contact the Workforce at 979-531-0730.
Leader-News Bulletin Board Listings
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). Drop off or send to email@example.com. No voice mail submissions.