Wednesday, Sept. 11
Legion Hosts Meeting
The American Legion is hosting an executive meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the American Legion Hall on Armory Road.
Sunday, Sept. 15
KCs Hosts Chicken Dinner
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 2490 is hosting a fried chicken dinner starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Columbus Hall. Plates are $10 each and will be available until sold out.
Monday, Sept. 16
Wharton Co. GOP Meeting Set
The next meeting of the Wharton County Republican Party Executive Committee will be Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Wharton County Electric Co-Op meeting room in El Campo. Interested Republicans are invited to attend.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Square Dancing Fun
The Mustang Square Dance Club will offer free classes, Tuesdays, Sept. 17 and 24, 7 - 8 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, annex, 200 Twin Oaks in Ganado. There is no age limit. Wear comfortable shoes. Snacks will be provided.
Downtown Dinner Coming
The City of El Campo hosts Downtown Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17. Food trucks offer a wide variety of items in downtown El Campo along Monseratte by Evans Park. To reserve a table, call City Hall at 541-5000.
Legion To Meet Sept. 17
Members of the American Legion will hold their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the American Legion Hall.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Health Fair Coming To El Campo
Take advantage of health screenings and other valuable information at the annual Wharton County Health Fair taking place Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. New this year will be a Medicare specialist who can assist with making decisions about coverage. There will be bingo starting at 11 a.m. and door prizes given away. Proceeds will benefit two local community projects, Wharton County Cares and Team Rubicon. This event is free and all ages are welcome to attend.
Coffee with the Cops
El Campo and Wharton are joining up for a fun come and go event at the Wharton County Health Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the El Campo Civic Center. Come meet El Campo and Wharton Police Officers, El Campo and Wharton EMS, Wharton County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol) Texas Game Wardens and staff from 9-11 a.m. There will be complimentary coffee and snacks.
County Democrats To Meet
The Wharton County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting at 9er’s Grill, 112 W Boling Hwy. in Wharton at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. For more information, contact Jeff Dixon, 281-795-6485.
Friday, Sept. 20
Derby Dolls Reunion Registration Due
Former El Campo High School Derby Dolls have until Friday, Sept. 20 to register for the Dolls 50th year reunion which will include activities on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19. For information on how to register, contact Stephanie Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday will include a half time performance and Saturday there will be a reunion brunch at the ECHS cafeteria.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Library Celebrates 80 Years
The Wharton County Library system will observe its 80th anniversary with an open house Tuesday, Sept. 24 starting with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the event which will be held at the Wharton Library at 1920 N. Fulton in Wharton. The Wharton County Library system was the 25th county library to be established in the state of Texas.
EC Class Searching For Grads
The El Campo High School Class of 1984 is looking for fellow graduates to invite to 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12. For information, contact Kim Novak Socha at email@example.com, or Melissa Brandt Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found on the El Campo High School Class of 1984 Facebook page.
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 more information, call 541-7493.
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.
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.
Legal Services At No Cost
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 www.tlsc.org/familylawclinics to register in advance.
Library Open Six Days Per Week
El Campo Branch Library, 200 W. Church, is open six days a week: Monday from 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Some programs include story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:15 a.m. each Tuesday and toddler time for those ages 6 months to 3 at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays.
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@example.com.
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.
Veterans Service Office Open
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No voice mail submissions.