Memorial Day Ad Deadlines


The El Campo Leader-News will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31. Deadlines to submit retail and classified advertising has changed as follows: Thursday noon, May 27 for the Saturday, May 29 edition; Friday noon, May 28 for the Wednesday, June 2 edition.


Walk-A-Thon Raising Funds For Cancer Patients


Wharton County Cares is having a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser to help cancer patients in Wharton County with their expenses. Those interested should call Becky Koudela, 332-1685; Terry Rutherford, 578-1366 or Allison Watson, 210-914-4815.


Need Help Paying Utility Bills?


If you live in Wharton County and have home energy costs of electric, natural gas or propane, you may qualify for assistance. To find out more about eligibility, call the Economic Action Committee of the Gulf Coast at 245-6901. To fill out an online application, visit


Tuesday, June 1


Hospital To Host Blood Drive

El Campo Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 in the parking lot of the hospital. Sign-ups are encouraged prior to the drive. For information, call or text Joby at 361-648-1236. 

Saturday, June 5


Non-profit Hosting Plant Sale

Wharton County Cares is having a plant, baked and canned goods sale from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, June 5 at Texas Coastal Limousine at the corner of West Norris and North Mechanic.




Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship

Manna Meals is offered at no cost with a convenient drive-thru access from 5 - 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. 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 


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. 


Registration For Summer Camp

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



Bingo Held At American Legion 

El Campo American Legion Post 251 hosts bingo games every Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; card sales at 6 p.m. and games being 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


Heritage Center Now Open

The Heritage Center, 803 Fahrenthold, a non-profit organization, is open to men and women 50 years of age and older for a $50 fee collected every January. The center, open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, offers use of exercise machines, exercise sessions, pool table, dominoes, lending library, laptop computers, games and opportunities to volunteer. Bingo games will resume at 2 p.m. Monday, May 10.


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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