Chamber Accepting Vendor
Applications For Christmas Mall
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. Call 543-2713 for more information or visit their the Chamber of Commerce website at: www.elcampochamber.com.
monday, oct. 22
Flu Shots Available At ECMH
Drive by flu shots will be given from your car Monday, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. outside of El Campo Memorial Hospital, 303 Sandy Corner Road. Look for directional signs. Flu shots are $25, and high dose flu shots for ages 65 and older are $50. No charge for traditional Medicare patients.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Farmers Market Features Kiddie Pedal Car Races
El Campo Farmers Market will be an evening event 4 -7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in downtown El Campo. There will be a free pedal car race for children in two age groups starting at 6 p.m. Age groups will be 2-3 and 4-5 years of age. Last day to register the little ones will be Monday, Oct. 22 at City Hall. Vendors are free, just need to be sure and sign up at City Hall prior to the day of the farmers market.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Boutique Hosts Chamber Blender
Belly & Beyond Boutique is hosting a Chamber Business Blender and Ribbon Cutting Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 109 E. Monseratte. This is a great opportunity to network, socialize and share business ideas. Open to the public.
Friday, Oct. 26
Sunshine Ladies To Host Coffee Party
The El Campo Memorial Hospital Sunshine Ladies invite everyone to their annual Silver Coffee Friday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at First Financial Bank, 401 North Mechanic.
Library Hosts Scholastic Book Fair
The El Campo Branch Library located at 200 W. Church Street is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Friday, Oct 26 - Saturday, Nov. 3 during regular library hours. There will be a wide selection of books for all ages! Holiday books, nonfiction books, posters, journals, diaries and so much more! Gift books this Holiday season! For information call the library at 543-2362 or visit the library’s website at www.whartonco.lib.tx.us.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
St. Peter’s Hosts Turkey Dinner
St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing will hold their annual barbecue turkey dinner Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 11 a.m. at the parish center, dine in or drive through available. Plates are $10 each. There will be a live auction at noon, a raffle and a country store. Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Cheese Ball Orders Going In
The El Campo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be making and selling cheese balls for $7 per ball. The deadline for placing your order will be Sunday, Oct. 28. They will be delivered the week of Nov. 13. Contact any fireman, auxiliary member, Chairman Helen Hlavaty at 543-0173 or the El Campo Chamber of Commerce at 543-2713.
St. Andrew’s Hosts Turkey Dinner
St. Andrew Altar Society Turkey Dinner will be Sunday, Oct. 28 at the St. Andrew Parish Hall in Hillje beginning at 11 a.m. Plates are $10 and are to go. There will be a raffle, country store, and a bake sale.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Join The Krusade Kick Off Party
Let’s G.L.O.W special service will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m. hosted by The Light Community Outreach. There will be games, food, candy and more! Contact Ashley O’Canas at 332-2914 or Jennifer Pena at 616-7102 with any questions.
New Life Assembly of God Hosts Party
Kingdom Kids Kids Krusade, hosted by New Life Assemble of God, 707 Earl St. will be from 7 - 8 p.m. Contact Ashley O’Canas at 332-2914 or Jennifer Pena at 616-7102 with any questions.
Kaluza Medical Expense Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale for a 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 each 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 lasts. 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.
Buy Some Homemade Noodles
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.
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.
Resale Store Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed at the Crisis Center Resale Store, located at 116 E. First in El Campo. If you would be willing to volunteer a few hours a week, call 541-5797 or go by the store.
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/.
Library Books For Sale
All branches of the Wharton County Library System have started updating their children’s collections. Most books that are removed from the collection are given to our Friends of the Library Bookstore, which sells them for 10 cents to the public. The bookstore is located at the Main Library in Wharton, and is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They sell children’s books, as well as adult hardback and paperbacks.
Library Open Six Days Per Week
El Campo Branch Library, 200 W. Church, is open six days a week: Monday from 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Some programs include story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:15 a.m. each Tuesday and toddler time for those ages 6 months to 3 at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. For more information about activities, call 543-2362.
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.
Free English Classes At The Library
Clases 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 non-profit, offers help with pantry assistance, counseling, immigration cases, waivers, translations, evaluations, reference and hardship letters, residency and citizenship applications/renewals, notary services and DACA applications/renewals. Call 832-831-1688.
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.
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