Wednesday, Sept. 25
KCs Host Blood Drive
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 2490 is having a blood drive from 2 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Columbus Hall on Amory Road in El Campo. Contact Richard Raun at 541-3775 or go to giveblood.org to schedule your appointment. Sponsor code is 5911.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Chamber Blender Set For Sept. 26
Sweet Tees Sports Wear and Apparel, 108 W. Norris, is hosting a Chamber Blender from 4 - 6 p.m. Sept. 26. There will be refreshments, door prizes and a chance to come out and socialize. Event is open to the public.
Friday , Sept. 27
Festival, Cook-off To Be Held In Louise
Louise - Hillje Chamber of Commerce is set to host it’s 13th annual fall festival and bbq cook-off Friday Sept. 27 and Saturday Sept. 28 at Rice Mill Property located in downtown Louise.
Saturday, Sept. SEPT. 28
Lunch Helps Defray Medical Expenses
A brisket sandwich meal benefiting medical expenses for Francisco Garcia will be to-go only, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at 406 August in El Campo. Contact Francisco Garcia for more information at 635-0169.
Dinner Benefit To Help Cancer Patient
A benefit dinner of barbecue chicken and sausage with sides is being held for Dee Gutierrez, who was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Plates, $10 each, will be to-go only from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Laura’s Cafe, 1616 S. Mechanic. Tickets are available at Laura’s or First State Bank in El Campo.
Sunday, Sept. 29
St. Philip To Host Picnic Sept. 29
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church hosts its annual picnic at the Columbus Club (formerly the KC Hall) on Sunday, Sept. 29 until 7 p.m. A barbecue dinner ($10 per plate) will be served starting at 11 a.m., auction starts at 12:30 p.m. Live music by Joe Zetka and Friends will be from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There will be games for kids and bingo for the adults.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
GT Meeting To Be Held Oct. 1
El Campo ISD is taking referrals for Gifted/Talented students. What are the characteristics of a gifted and talented student? Those interested are asked to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Hutchins Elementary Cafeteria for students kindergarten to the age of a high school junior. Referral forms will be available at the meeting. Anyone wishing to refer a student may pick up or request a form at their school office after Oct. 1. Those unable to go by the school office should call or download it from the district’s website. A form must be returned to the school campus counselor by Friday, Nov. 1.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Festival To Be Held In Alamo Park
The Annual El Campo Prairie Days Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Alamo Park in El Campo. Festivities beginning at 10 a.m. will include live music throughout the day with various booths offering children’s activities, crafts, food, games and more. For a vendor application or for additional information about the event, call the El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at 543-2713. The chamber office is located at 01 N. Mechanic.
Run Wild 5K Set For Oct. 5
The El Campo Museum’s Run Wild 5K Fun Run is set for Saturday, Oct. 5. with a start time of 8:30 a.m. Participants can register now at the museum, online or the morning of race day. The Fun Run raises funds for the museum’s operations and activities. For information, call 543-6885.
Class of 1999 To Hold 20 Year Reunion
The El Campo High School Class of 1999 will host its 20 year reunion Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7 - 11 p.m. at the 409 Club in El Campo. Appetizers will be served and setups available. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. For information visit http://bit.ly/echs1999 or contact Amy Klatt at email@example.com.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Locals Gather To Support Life
Life Chain Sunday will be observed Sunday, Oct. 6 at Evans Park. Those participating should arrive at 1:40 p.m., event is from 2 - 3 p.m. This event is held to publicly acknowledge all life to be important.
Monday, Oct. 7
Pumpkin Decorating Contest Open To Youth
El Campo Branch Library is calling all library patrons ages 3 to 14 to participate in the Great Pumpkin Bash/pumpkin decorating contest. Entry forms are available at the library. Decorated entries must be delivered either Monday, Oct. 7 or Tuesday, Oct. 8 during regular library hours. For information call 543-2362.
Wednesday, Oct. OCT. 9
All Welcome To Christian Event
Fields of Faith event is set to take place Oct. 9 at Eddie Joseph Memorial Stadium in Wharton. Gates open at 6 p.m., event is from 6:30 - 8 p.m. For more information contact Alice or Jerrell Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Sunday, Oct. 13
St. Robert Bellarmine To Host Festival
St. Robert’s Catholic Church hosts its annual festival at the Columbus Club Hall (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall) Sunday, Oct. 13. There will be food, raffles, games, and a live auction. Festival will begin at 10 a.m. For information contact Martin Medina 637-6638 or Albert Cavazos 637-1532.
El Campo Class Searching For Grads
The El Campo High School Class of 1984 is looking for fellow graduates to invite to a 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12. For information, contact Kim Novak Socha at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Melissa Brandt Lester at email@example.com. Information can also be found on the El Campo High School Class of 1984 Facebook page.
Club Selling Nuts, Pecan Selections
Members of the Bluebonnet Extension Education Club are currently selling pecans and other assorted nuts. The last day to place an order is Monday, Sept. 30 by calling one of these members: Norma Korenek, 979-541-6356; Donna Shimek, 979-320-7850; Cynthia Priesmeyer, 979-578-1867 or Genevieve Hicks, 979-240-9700. All proceeds will be used for various projects the club supports, such as scholarships and making donations to 4-H events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Veterans Service Office 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.
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 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.
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.
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.Legal Services At No Cost
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. No voice mail submissions