Donations Needed For Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The annual community wide Thanksgiving dinner will be on Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. Donations can be made at First State Bank, mailed to P.O. Box 443, El Campo, TX 77437 or by calling 637-1459. To qualify as tax deductible, make checks payable to El Campo Community Events. Tax ID 27-3704206.
Care Packages For Soldiers
GI Joe & Jane * Everyday Heroes is collecting care packages for soldiers at Prosperity Bank, Elks Lodge 1749, 96 Country, R&R Printing and KULP Radio until Friday, Nov. 30. No aerosol cans or batteries. Travel size up to 4 ounces on donations is preferred. If you have a family member or friend who is deployed overseas or have questions, contact Connie Schertz at 541-4207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Remembering Fallen Soldiers
With Holiday Wreaths
Wreaths Across America places wreaths on the graves of our nation’s soldiers. Locally, Comfort Wood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is heading up the project. To donate a wreath, purchase one now through Wednesday, Nov. 28 by mailing a check payable to “Wreaths Across America” to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 1085, El Campo, TX 77437. The public is invited to the wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 4609 Hwy. 71. North.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
Visit the Louise Trade Day
Louise Trade Day will be 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. today Saturday, Nov. 17.
sunday, nov. 18
Join The Annual Toy Run
Prairie Switch Riders will hold their annual Wharton County Toy Run Sunday, Nov. 18 at St. John’s Parish Hall, 1843 CR 469, El Campo. Registration begins at 10 a.m., kick stands up at 11 a.m. All bikes and vehicles welcome. $25 rider, $15 passenger, all proceeds benefit local charities. For information call Mike Johnson at 541-7083.
Visit The Nada Fall Festival
St. Mary’s - Nada Youth Fall Festival will be Sunday, Nov. 18 at St. Mary’s Nada Community Center starting at 1 p.m. Variety shoot from 1 to 4 p.m. Hamburgers, chili, pastries and other refreshments from 4 to 7 p.m. Raffle drawing at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Christian education youth activities.
TUESDAY, nov. 20
Church Service Held At First Baptist
The Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring the yearly Community Thanksgiving Church Service on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in El Campo.
ECMH Lobby Sale
El Campo Memorial Hospital will hold a lobby sale Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. for badge ID holders. Special orders with photos can be ordered for shipping. Pre-orders are welcome. Contact Glam Your Badge at 281-509-1782 or email email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the Sunshine Ladies.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Jingle Bell Run Coming
The Presbyterian Preschool PTO hosts its Ninth Annual Jingle Bell Run, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race benefiting the preschool, on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Entry is $30 per adult 15 years and older, $20 for those younger, and $10 for kids’ races. Early deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 21. Registration forms are available in the school office. Call 543-7474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 22
Join The Community Wide Thanksgiving Dinner
The annual Community wide Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center.
Wednesday, Nov 28
Texas Parks & Wildlife Holds Meeting
Texas Parks & Wildlife will hold a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the 409 Club, 107 N. Mechanic. This meeting is intended to inform the public of the four-day antlerless deer season. For information, contact Clint Faas at 832-595-8999 or email email@example.com.
Adopt A Grandparent 2018
Sponsor a resident of a local nursing home for $10 and provide a Christmas gift for them now through Saturday, Dec. 1. Contact Angie Socha at 541-6385 or Melody Cobb at 541-7291.
Registration Open For Little League
El Campo Little League 2019 spring season registration is open. Boys and girls ages 5-16 yrs old can register at www.elcampolittleleague.com. Early registration closes Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. There will be a $25 late registration fee Monday, Jan. 21 - Thursday, Jan 31. Email the player agents at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Ricky To Perform At Citrus Bowl
Ricky Ricebird is selling gift vouchers, $9 per plate, for an enchilada dinner at Casa Hernandez to raise funds to perform at the Citrus Bowl. The tickets are good through the end of November. Call Bre Berry at 541-3253.
Kaluza Medical Expense Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale for an assorted gift basket fundraiser to help defray medical expenses for the Kaluza family. The basket will be on display at the El Campo Leader-News and you may buy tickets from there or call/text Kristie at 936-355-2174. Tickets are $5 or five for $20.
Coats for Kids
If you need help buying coats for your children, sizes 5-13, call Pastor Beverly at St. Paul United Methodist Church: 543-4520, cell: 578-3380, or leave a message including name, phone number, and children’s sizes. Free, new children’s coats will be given away while supplies last. Call for an appointment before Thursday, Nov. 16. If you would like to help buy coats, send a check to St. Paul UMC at 211 E. Third, El Campo, TX 77437.
Chamber Seeks Christmas Mall Vendors
The El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is accepting vendor applications for the 30th Annual Christmas Mall to be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 at the El Campo Civic Center. For information, call 543-2713 or visit: www.elcampochamber.com
Buy Homemade Noodles Year Round
Wharton County Cares will be selling homemade noodles year round. $10 a gallon bag. Contact Terry Rutherford at 578-1366 or Becky Koudela at 332-1685.
Legal Aid Suspended
Due to the upcoming holidays and shortage of staff, LoneStar Legal Aid will be canceling its monthly outreaches for the Bay City Library, Wharton County Library and the Alvin Senior Center until next year. If in need of legal services, call the office in Clute at 849-6464.
Have Questions About Medicare?
State Health Insurance Assistance Program Counselor, Alex Rischan will be at the El Campo Branch Library, 200 W. Church, 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.
Genealogy Group Meets Monthly
Genealogy group meets at 2 p.m. third Wednesday each month (except December) at the El Campo Branch Library located at 200 W. Church.
Bingo Held At American Legion
El Campo American Legion hosts bingo games every Friday at 6 p.m. Doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.
Manna Meals Offers Food Monday, Thursday
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 information, call 505-9362; email@example.com.
Heritage Center Offers Exercise, Bingo
The Heritage Center, a non-profit at 803 Fahrenthold with a $50 membership, is open to those 50 and older Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. It offers exercise machines, chair exercise sessions, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games, bingo and opportunities to volunteer. Covered dish luncheons held once a month.
Bulletin Board Listings
Bulletin Board is a community service to promote one-time events for nonprofits. The Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information. Items will be edited. Submissions will run no more than four editions immediately prior to the event as space permits. Garage sale fundraisers, church auctions (not part of a larger event) and raffles do not qualify. Submissions 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 (no pdfs or fliers). Drop off or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. No voice mail submissions.