El Campo Rotarians are taking up a collection of used and new sneakers to give to a non-profit, Got Sneakers, in an effort to help those in other countries who have no shoes at all. The local club will receive $3 for each new pair of sneakers and $1 for each pair in good condition. Money will be donated to Polio Plus. Boxes are located at City Hall, the Civic Center, El Campo Leader-News and the Northside Education Center. Another box will be added to St. Philip Catholic School after the holidays. The sneaker drive will continue through January.




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 online, visit: There will also be a QR code. For information call 543-9051 or email


saturday, december 5


Chamber Hosting Christmas Mall

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Christmas Mall to be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. The indoor show will have craft and food booths both days and door prize drawings will be every hour. For information call 543-2713.


SUNday, december 6


Drive-Thru Live Nativity

Faith Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Preschool,  located at 2103 N. Mechanic, will be hosting a drive-thru Christmas Live Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All cars will need to enter from Meadow Lane onto Town & Country Dr. Turn left at the welcome sign, which will posted at the back of the church property. Then proceed by driving around the church grounds to behold scenes from the Christmas message as detailed in the Bible, Luke Chapter 2. For additional  information, call Bonnie at 332-1163 or 543-1842. 


thursday, december 10


Drive-Thru Hamburger Meal

The El Campo Elks Lodge is having a hamburger drive-thru meal Thursday, Dec. 10 at the civic center from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Pre-sell tickets are available until Dec. 3. For more information contact Chris Wendel 541-9443 (text is best), or call the Lodge at 543-3701 and leave a message for a return call.


Christmas At United Ag

United Ag located at 907 S. Wharton in El Campo will be having a variety of Christmas related events going on Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11. On Thursday there will be pictures with Santa and a complimentary B DOTZ cupcake, Friday, Dec. 11, a food truck from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. also How the Grinch stole Christmas will be showing, drive-in style at the Danevang Gin on Friday.




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.


Collection Of Toys Being Taken

Toys for Tots has begun collecting toys, monetary donations, hosting fundraisers and more. If you would like to help, contact 320-9841 or Donations can be made to 332 Henson in El Campo and toys can be dropped off at the Leader-News office, 203 E. Jackson.


ECISD Taking G/T Referrals

El Campo ISD is beginning the referral process for Gifted/Talented (G/T) services for the 2021-2022 school year. A general GT meeting about the district’s G/T services and an overview of the characteristics of gifted and talented students will be held virtually, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Referrals are for students K-11th grade and can me made by completing the online referral and consent form at Information/Special Populations/Gifted and Talented Program, forms are due by Friday, December 18. 


Club Sells Selection of Nuts

The Bluebonnet Extension Education Club is still selling a wide variety of pecans/nuts to sell, such as pecan halves, cocktail, hot & spicy, chocolate covered, honey roasted, walnuts, pistachios and much more. If interested please call Norma at 541-6356.


Vendors Sought For Show

Holy Family Catholic Church Religious Education Program will be hosting a vendor show on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will be held at the HF Family Life Center on the church grounds, located at 2011 Briar ln. in Wharton. For vendor information contact Kathy at 533-0999 or Mary at 531-9180.


Tickets For 2020-2021 On Sale Now

The Plaza Theatre, 120 S. Houston in Wharton, has 2020-2021 season tickets available at or 282-2226.


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