Waste Connections, Inc. will have schedule changes due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Thursday, Nov. 26 - CLOSED - no collection; Friday, Nov. 27 - Thursday routes will be collected; Saturday, Nov. 28 - Friday routes will be collected. Residents will need to have their carts/cans to the curb by 7:30 a.m. The Resident Collection Station (landfill/dump) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and resume regular hours on Friday, Nov. 27. For Waste Connections questions, call 221-1259; for Resident Collection Station call 541-5095.


sponsor A Veteran wreath


Wreaths Across America are taking orders for wreaths to be placed on a veteran’s grave. Deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 23. For wreath pick up and information, call Glenell Wenglar, 543-0374, or email




ECISD’s Life Skill Classes are holding their Annual Holiday Bazaar virtually this year. Orders for the Dec. 17 pick up are due Dec. 14. To shop, visit: There will also be a QR code. For information call 543-9051 or email


wednesday, november 18


Council To Host Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus No. 2490 will be hosting a community blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Columbus Hall in El Campo from 3 - 8 p.m. To schedule an appointment visit and use sponsor code 5911, or contact Richard Raun at 541-3775. There will be free t-shirts for donors and free Covid-19 antibody testing for donors. 


saturday, november 21


Park Holds Holiday Market

Hesed House of Wharton will be hosting a Holiday Market, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Guffey Park in Wharton, located at 255 W. Caney. This open air market is a chance for the community to get out and shop from local vendors. For information, call Amelia Cleveland at 531-3030.


thursday, november 26


Community Drive-Thru Dinner

The annual community wide Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. This year due to Covid precautions the meal will be set up as drive-thru and delivery only. Delivery calls can begin Monday, Nov. 23 and continue to Nov. 25. Drive-thru plates can be picked up and are given to number of people in vehicle. Donations can be made at First State Bank, mail donations can be sent to P.O. Box 443 in El Campo. Dessert donations are welcome to place in to-go plates, cake with no icing and cookies are preferred. Volunteers are needed and will be required to wear a face mask and have their temperature checked.


saturday, november 28


Chamber & CDC Host SBS

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce and City Development Corp. of El Campo will be sponsoring Small Business Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the El Campo Civic Center.

tuesday, december 1


Chamber Holds Holiday Shop-Hop

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is hosting the 12th annual Hometown Holiday Shop-Hop Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Participating merchants will have refreshments, holiday specials and chances to win. For information call 543-2713.




Christmas Parade Tradition Continues

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. The theme this year will be “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Applications can be found on the Chamber website Deadline is Monday, Nov. 30. For information about this upcoming event, call 543-2713.


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