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, 578-1366or 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 https://eacofthegulfcoast.com/ua-application.


SUNDAY, May 23


KSC To Have BBQ Meal

The Knights of Columbus hosts a barbecue pork steak meal, $10 per plate, to-go starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 23 at the Columbus Hall on CR 406.


monday, may 24


Meal Supports SPOT Program

To help support the SPOT-Spray-Neuter Program, a spaghetti meal is planned from 5-6:30 p.m. for Monday, May 24, pick-up only, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in El Campo. Tickets are available at Alamont, Coastal Plains and Wharton Vet or El Campo-Alexis Turner at aacooper2012@gmail.com and Wharton-Kathy Reynolds 533-1082.


tuesday, may 25


Drive-Thru For Vaccines

The first and second dose Moderna and Pfizer drive thru event, held by Mid-Coast Health System has changed from Thursday, May 20 to Tuesday, May 25 at the El Campo Knights of Columbus Hall (KC Hall) located at 1458 CR 406 (Armory Rd.) in El Campo from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ages 12 and up are eligible for Pfizer Vaccine, please bring vaccine card, ID and insurance card. If you have any questions call 543-6251.


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 mannamealsec@gmail.com. 


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 on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, 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 hosts bingo games every Friday at 6 p.m. Legion Hosts Friday Night Bingo American Legion Post 251 host bingo games every Fridays 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/.


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: bulletinboard@leader-news.com. No voice mail submissions will be taken. For more information, call 543-3363.

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