ECVFD Cheese Balls Orders 

Being Taken Now

The El Campo Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary is taking orders for cheese balls, plain or hot. They are $7 each, and must be ordered by Wednesday, Nov. 13th. Delivery date will be the week of Nov. 20th. Orders can be placed with Auxiliary members and can also be placed by calling Helen at 543-0173 and El Campo Chamber of Commerce 543-2713. 



Trunk Or Treat To Be Held In Louise

First Baptist Church in Louise is having a Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the church, 608 1st. There will be games, prizes and food. Event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


EL Campo Harvest Breakfast

A breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 with the meal being served at 6:30 a.m. and the program beginning at 6 :45 a.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. For sponsorship and ticket information contact the El Campo Chamber at 543-2713.




Church To Host Movie Night

New Life Assembly of God located at 707 Earl St. will be hosting a free movie night Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Trade in can goods, non - perishable items or toiletries for a candy bar or drink. For more information call 616-8978.


ECPD Trunk Or Treat

The El Campo Police Department will be holding its annual Trunk or Treat Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. All are welcome to come. Bring your children have a safe and fun way to trick or treat. Admission is free and don’t forget to wear your costume.


Power Up At WCEC

All trick or treaters are invited to free hot dog and chips Thursday, Oct. 31 at Wharton County Electric Coop, 1815 E. Jackson. Meal is drive - thru only from 4:30 - 6 p.m. One meal per child ages 12 and under.


5th Annual Trunk Or Treat

Catholic Daughters Court No. 2275 is hosting a Trunk or Treat event Thursday, Oct. 31 at St. Robert’s Catholic Church in El Campo, starting with Mass at 6 p.m. The theme is “All Saints Day,” followed by trunk or treat in the parish hall. For information on a booth or the event, call Terri Beltran, Regent 361-554-7506 or Brandy Flores, Rec. Sec. 616-0202.


H-E-B Halloween

Come and enjoy some fun with H-E-Buddy at H-E-B in El Campo Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4 - 7 p.m. They will have candy and face painting for the kids. For more information call 578-8601.




Bake Sale To Benefit Medical Expenses

A bake sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. until all items sold out at the Sutherland’s parking lot. The sale is to help with medical expenses for Frank Cadriel Jr. who is currently fighting stage 4 Lymphoma cancer. For more information on donations please contact Janie Cadriel at 332-5392.




We Are Spot Orientation

The Wharton County Library Branch in Wharton will be holding orientation Monday, Nov. 4 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. SPOT is caring for 40 - 50 abandoned pets at any one time, come meet volunteers, learn ways to help and enjoy some refreshments. For more information message our Facebook page (at/wcspot) or email





Retired Teachers Lunch

All Wharton County retired teachers are invited to a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 421 Pietzsch in East Bernard. To reserve your $8.00 lunch call one of the following numbers by Friday, Nov. 1: 533-2905, 541-9072, and 335-6675. The program will be honoring vets.




19th Annual Texana Chili Spill

This year’s chili spill will be held Thursday, Nov. 7- Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Brackenridge Recreation Complex Main Event Center in Edna. The event will include a Veteran’s ceremony, appreciation dinner, a fireworks display and much more. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun filled days. For more information call 361-782-5229 or visit 




Veterans To Be Honored

All veterans are invited to Hutchins Elementary’s Veterans Day program at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 in the Hutchins Gym. Third grade students will perform a tribute to veterans who have dutifully served their country.


Council Holds Veterans Program

The Louise High School student council will be having a Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. All veterans are welcome. For additional information call Venessa Gaona at 648-2262 ext. 325.



Electronic Recycling Drive

The El Campo FFA will be holding their first Electronic Recycling Drive Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until truck is full in the parking lot in front of the football field at the El Campo High School. All equipment will be recycled according to the Responsible Recycling Guidelines. Items such as computers, laptops, monitors and TV’s will be accepted. For more information visit


Wharton County Cares Fundraiser

Seasonal 14” flowering plant bowls will be for sale for $35 each. Pick up at El Campo Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 9. There will be a limited number of bowls for pre - sale tickets contact Becky Koudela 332-1685.


Hope For The Holidays

A support group hosted by Beryl D. Southall M.S. LPC will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. at the Covenant Retreat Center located at 3986 CR 454 in El Campo. For more information and to RSVP call 997-0527.




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. 


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.


Veterans Office Hours

The Wharton County Veteran’s Service Officer will be in the reference room of the El Campo library, 200 W. Church, 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday and in the Frank Shannon building, 1017 North Alabama Road, Wharton, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Call 532-1311 before you come.


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.


Heritage Center Offers Exercise, Bingo

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, “Silver Sneakers” chair exercise sessions, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games, bingo and opportunities to volunteer. Covered dish luncheons are held once a month.


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.



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 


Free English Classes At The Library

Classes de ingles gratis para personas que estan comenzando a aprender y practicar ingles. El enfoque sera en el desarrollo del vocabulario, construccion de oraciones y conversacion oral. Cada Sabado a las, 10 a.m. La Biblioteca de El Campo 200 W. Church. Free English classes for individuals who are beginning to learn and practice the English language. Focus will be on vocabulary development, sentence construction and oral conversation. Meet Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the El Campo Branch Library. 


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


Free Legal Help Provided

Texas Legal Services Center is a nonprofit legal aid in the El Campo Branch of the Wharton County Library. The clinic is every third -Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit to register in advance


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