Walk-A-Thon Raising Funds

For Cancer Patients


Wharton County Cares is having a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser to help cancer patients in Wharton County with their expenses. Those interested should call Becky Koudela, 332-1685; Terry Rutherford, 578-1366 or Allison Watson, 210-914-4815.


Memorial Day Observances

In El Campo


Community Cemetery

The El Campo Community Cemetery will hold a Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31. Lawn chairs are suggested.


American Legion

The American Legion Post 251 will have a Memorial Day observance at the Legion Hall on Armory Road starting at 11 a.m., Monday, May 31. Guest speaker will be Susan Myers, former executive director of the Houston Holocaust Museum.


UPcoming events


Tuesday, June 1

Hospital To Host Blood Drive

El Campo Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 in hospital parking. Sign ups encourage. Call or text Joby at 361-648-1236. 

Wednesday, June 2


Need Help Paying Utility Bills?

If you live in Wharton County and have home energy costs of electric, natural gas or propane, you may qualify for assistance. To find out more about eligibility, call the Economic Action Committee of the Gulf Coast at 245-6901. Applications are being accepted June 2 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the El Campo Branch Library. To fill out an online application, visit https://eacofthegulfcoast.com/ua-application. 


Saturday, June 5


Washer Tournament To Be Held

The El Campo Elks Lodge is holding a washer tournament Saturday, June 5 with registration at 1:30 p.m. and start time at 2 p.m. Entries are limited. Food and beverages available for purchase. For information, call Chad Hensley, 541-3239.


Non-profit Hosting Plant Sale

Wharton County Cares is having a plant, baked and canned goods sale from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, June 5 at Texas Coastal Limousine at the corner of West Norris and North Mechanic.


Saturday, June 12


Rodeo Event Helps With Medical Funds

A benefit team roping event to raise medical funds for Cindy Blaha is planned for Saturday, June 12 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds. Books will open at 8:30 a.m. and roping starts at 9:30 a.m. Concession stand for breakfast and lunch will be available. There will be a crawfish boil and live music. At 5 p.m., a live auction will follow the crawfish boil. For information, call Nena Boettcher, 281-468-8973. Donations for the live auction can be made by calling Tricia at 677-3350, or Ed at 637-0370.


Kolache Festival Coming To EB

The Czech Kolache Klobase Festival is Saturday, June 12 at Riverside Hall in East Bernard. Festivities, including food, games, live music and other entertainment, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information, call 335-7907.




Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship

Manna Meals is offered at no cost with a convenient drive-thru access from 5 - 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. 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, call 505-9362 or mannamealsec@gmail.com. 


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 information, call 541-7493. 


Registration For Summer Camp

The El Campo Museum is taking registrations for its summer camp programs. Animal Camp, eight weeks from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, starting June 9. Science camp will run six weeks 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays June 17 through July 22. Call the museum during regular hours at 543-6855.


Bingo Held At American Legion 

El Campo American Legion Post 251 hosts bingo games every Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; card sales at 6 p.m. and games being at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open. 


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/.


Heritage Center Now Open

The Heritage Center, 803 Fahrenthold, a non-profit organization, is open to those at least 50 years old for a $50 fee collected every January. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, it offers exercise machines, exercise sessions, pool table, dominoes, lending library, laptop computers, games and opportunities to volunteer. Bingo games will resume at 2 p.m. Monday, May 10.


Leader-News  Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board is a community service announcement publication to promote one-time events for non-profit organizations. The El Campo Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information in writing to our office, 203 E. Jackson, via email or by mail. Items will be edited. Digital submissions must be text that can be copied and edited (no pdfs or fliers). Email: bulletinboard@leader-news.com. No voice mail submissions will be taken. For more information, call 543-3363.

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