collected for local kids


Toys for Tots has begun its journey for 2020. Ways to help are by 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 located at 203 E. Jackson.





The El Campo Police Department is participating in the “National Medication Take Back Program.” Citizens can leave expired or unwanted medications in a secure bin at the El Campo Public Safety building, 1011 West Loop. For assistance, call 543-5311, 8 a.m. - 5. p.m. Monday through Friday. The collection ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Items accepted include prescription patches, pills, ointments and vape pens. Batteries MUST BE REMOVED from the vape pen. Needles, inhalers, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide or aerosol are not accepted.


It’s CHEESEBALL time Again!


El Campo VFD Ladies Auxiliary is making and selling cheese balls  this year. Cost is $7 each and all orders must be placed by Wednesday, Oct. 26. Delivery will be the week of Nov. 17. To order the traditional holiday treat, contact any firefighter, auxiliary member, Chairman Helen Hlavaty. 543-0173; Chamber, 543-2713, Kenny Socha, 543-0065 or Novak’s, 543-8664.


saturday, october 24


Bake Sale Benefits Medical Expenses

A bake sale will be held this Saturday, October 24 at Sablatura’s Grocery in Louise and Molli B’s Cafe in El Campo. The bake sale is being held to help with medical needs for Thomas (Kookie) Garcia. The bake sales will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information contact 541-6283.


Meal Helps Defray Medical Expenses

A BBQ chicken meal with sides will be held Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. until sold out at Midnight Tinerz. The benefit is being held to help Joe Jasso with his ongoing medical expenses. For tickets stop by L-Stop in El Campo.



Society Serves Turkey Dinner

St. Andrew Altar Society will be serving turkey dinner plates to-go only Sunday, October 25 at the St. Andrew Parish Hall in Hillje beginning at 11 a.m. until ? Plates are $10.


wednesday, october 28


Church Holds Trunk or Treat

First Baptist Church in El Campo, 206 Depot, will be holding a trunk or treat event 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Cars and trucks will be lined up along Depot, handing out candy to children, who are encouraged to wear a costume and have fun. For information, call 320-4015.


Parking Lot Bingo

Everyone is welcome to enjoy BINGO from the safety of your vehicle. Parking lot Bingo will be held Wednesday, October 28 in the El Campo Civic Center parking lot located at 2350 N. Mechanic St. Cars will line up beginning at 2:30 p.m. and games will begin at 3 p.m. Prizes, fun ans fellowship all from your car, for details and to register call Donna Mikeska at 578-5261 or Carol Wooten at 533-2390.


Come and Go Crafts

The El Campo Branch Library located at 200 W. Chruch St. in El Campo will have free children’s Halloween come-and-take projects available on Wednesday, October 28 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Young patrons can choose a craft kit from the library and complete the project at home. Projects will be handed out until all supplies are gone. For information call the library 543-2362.


Thursday, October 29


Supper Benefits Club, Community

El Campo Lions Club will be having a hamburger supper Thursday, Oct. 29 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Alamo Park in El Campo. The meal is to-go only. Plates are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Lions Club community projects.


Center To Hold Medicare Meeting

Mid Coast Health System will be hosting a virtual ZOOM meeting about Medicare on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Northside Education Center, 707 Fahrenthold in El Campo. The meeting will present Medicare basics, upcoming changes and ways to avoid common pitfalls and options for Medicare benefits. Seating is limited, so call Donna at 578-5261 or Leeanna at 543-6750. Masks are required and social distancing will be in place.


Saturday, October 31


Museum Holding Halloween Hustle

The El Campo Museum located at the Civic Center, 2350 N. Mechanic, is calling all monsters to celebrate this holiday in their Halloween Hustle 5K Run. Sign up in person on Saturday, October 31 with a start time of 8:30 a.m. from the Civic Center, or run the race virtually. To register and for all registration information call 543-6885.


wednesday, november 11


Veterans Day Drive-By Program

All local veterans are invited to join in on the Veterans Day Drive-by Program beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11. Please remain in vehicles and proceed south on Depot St. (from Norris St.) then turn right on Church St. For more information call 543-2901.




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.


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.


State Mask Order In Effect

Per Texas Governor Abbott, a mask order is in effect statewide. To enter into a public establishment, a mask must be worn by those who are 10 years of age and older.


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