Residents Asked To Notify
El Campo PD of Parades
A drive-by parade is a great way to show support or offer congratulations with social distancing guidelines in place. However, the El Campo Police Department requests those wanting to hold a parade call 543-5311 and ask to speak to the chief. The ECPD will work with residents to ensure their parade conducted safely, reviewing traffic flow in the area and other issues.
Manna Meals Take Out Only
Manna Meals, now by take out only, 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, call 505-9362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take A Trip Down Memory Lane
Cleaning out your closets? Maybe you’ve come across some old photos of El Campo or the surrounding area. If so, we’d like to share your photos and any information you may have about them in a future publication of the El Campo Leader-News. Please email photos and information to: email@example.com or call 543-3363.
Covid-19 Assistance Available
Lone Star Legal Aid is providing information for benefits that may be needed to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. To apply for free legal help call 1-800-733-8394 or apply online at www.lonestarlegal.org
Resale Shop Closed, No Donations Please
The Second Time Around Resale Shop will be closed until further notice. No donations of any kind will be accepted as staff will not be there. The public will be notified when it will reopen.
Editor’s note: If anyone knows where donations are being accepted locally, please notify the newspaper at 543-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaza Theatre Halts Productions
The Plaza Theatre in Wharton will be closing the office until further notice. All productions, auditions, and scheduled activities at the Plaza have been temporarily suspended. Phone calls and emails will still continued to be answered.
Art Show Canceled
The 63rd Annual Art Show which was scheduled for June 5-7 has been canceled due to the corona virus pandemic. Meetings will be canceled as well until further notice. For more information call Mae Borak at 543-4581.
Newspaper Lobby Closed, Still Serving Public
Access to the El Campo Leader-News office is now limited to protect the public and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lobby area is closed, but there is a drop slot to the left of the door where customers may leave payments. For inquires, call 543-3363 and staff can assist you. For classified advertising, email - email@example.com, for retail advertising - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Other needs can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Precinct 4 Road Closed
CR 426 at CR 409 remains closed with an anticipated opening at the end of June. Motorists can use CR 424 as an alternate route. The closure will allow the county to replace three bridges.
Pilgrim Rest Distributes
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 information, call 541-7493.
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/.
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). Email: email@example.com. No voice mail submissions.