All Invited To Pray The Rosary

The public is invited to join in prayer to honor Our Lady of Fatima on her apparation of 101 years ago to three children and the miracle of the sun on Saturday, Oct. 12 at St. Robert Bellarmine Gazebo. Matachino dancers will perform at 11:30 a.m., Divine Mercy will be held at 11:45 a.m. and the Rosary will be recited at noon. For more information contact Terri Beltran at 361-554-7506 or Ella Merta 543-3403.

Pumpkin Patch Offers Fun For All

Theta Delta’s Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. until noon at Evans Park. There will be activities for kids and plenty of photo opportunities. There is a $10 admission fee for families. Fees apply for additional activities.



Czech Festival Being Held In Taiton

The 8th Annual Dozinky Harvest Festival is taking place at the Taiton Community Center from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. There will be a traditional Czech meal served, silent auction, entertainment and special guest appearance of the Czech Queen from Williamson County. There will also be a country store with homemade noodles and canned vegetables, sauerkraut and jellies. Representatives from the Texas Czech Cultural Center in La Grange will also have a booth. Admission is $5 for those 18 and older.

Church Hosts Anniversary Homecoming

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have their 102nd anniversary homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Guest speaker will be the Rev. B. Lacey from Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Houston. The church is located at 810 Palacios St. in El Campo. For information contact Percilla 541-7493.

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.

Holy Cross Parish Holds Bazaar

Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard will hold their annual bazaar Sunday, Oct. 13 at Riverside Hall. Meal will be served starting at 11 a.m. Games, auction and a raffle are just some of the entertainment for everyone to enjoy.



Closed For Columbus Day

City Hall will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.



Pampering With A Purpose

El Campo Pilot Club will be holding their annual fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. The event will have fun activities such as mini-manicures, chair massages and hair stations, complimentary refreshments will be available. Tickets will be on sale at the door or from Pilot Club members. For information call Beverly Supak 543-6727.

American Legion Meeting

American Legion will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Legion hall. For more information call Daniel Falcon, 332-2861.



Meal Assists With Medical Expenses

A fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the El Campo Civic Center for Bryan Charbula to help defray medical expenses. The meal will be drive - thru only from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. A fund has been established at New First National Bank to make a monetary contribution. For ticket information call Gary Charbula at 637-1433.



Pink Out Pep Rally

El Campo High School will be holding their Pink Out Pep Rally Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Ricebird Stadium. All are welcome to come and show their support for the El Campo High School Band as head to UIL competition Saturday, Oct. 19 in Ganado. October is breast cancer awareness month, therefore a bake sale will be held with proceeds going to research. Come out and sport your best pink wear. For information contact Shanna Evans 512-658-1529.

Hamburger Fundraiser To Be Held

Presbyterian Preschool will be having a hamburger supper fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Tickets can be bought from any student or by contacting Patti Montello at 543-7474.



Dinner Helps With Medical Expenses

A hamburger dinner for Hunter Hrncir will to be held Saturday, Oct. 19. Pick up time is 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Alamo Park. Donations can be made at New First National Bank. For more information and tickets contact Cheyenne Morton at 616-0334.

Danevang Celebrating 125 Years

The Danish Heritage Preservation Society is commemorating Danevang on it’s 125th year on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Community Hall in Danevang. All are welcome to come and celebrate, there will be food and fun for all ages including dancers, a special ceremony and new exhibits at the museum. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting Sandra Peterson 832-489-6773.

Paws and Claws Fundraiser

Boarding for Rescues and animal welfare will be holding a spooktacular fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 19 at The Dragonfly Venue located at 125 S. Fulton in Wharton. There will be a catered dinner and music followed by a silent auction and dance. Costumes encouraged but not required. For information on tickets call or text 332-1772.



Library Presents Guest Author

The Wharton County Library, 1920 N. Fulton, in Wharton will be hosting a guest author to speak and also have a book signing from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Dr. Gayle Woodson is a world- renowned surgeon who will be debuting her novel “After Kilimanjaro.” For more information contact Elene Gedevani at 532-8080.



Wharton County Democrats Meeting

The Wharton County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in Wharton at 9ers Grill located at 112 W. Boling Highway in their meeting room. They will discuss the new voting procedures and the Nocvember election on amendments to the Texas Constitution. For more information contact Jeffery Dixon 281-795-6485.



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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Free Legal Help Provided

Texas Legal Services Center is a nonprofit legal aid in the El Campo Branch of the Wharton County Library. The clinic is every third -Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit to register in advance. 

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 


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