Waste Connections, Inc. will have schedule changes due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Thursday, Nov. 26 - CLOSED - no collection; Friday, Nov. 27 - Thursday routes will be collected; Saturday, Nov. 28 - Friday routes will be collected. Residents will need to have their carts/cans to the curb by 7:30 a.m. The Resident Collection Station (landfill/dump) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and resume regular hours on Friday, Nov. 27. For Waste Connections questions, call 221-1259; for Resident Collection Station call 541-5095.


sponsor A Veteran wreath


Wreaths Across America are taking orders for wreaths to be placed on a veteran’s grave. Deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 23. For wreath pick up and information, call Glenell Wenglar, 543-0374, or email




ECISD’s Life Skill Classes are holding their Annual Holiday Bazaar virtually this year. Orders for the Dec. 17 pick up are due Dec. 14. To shop, visit: There will also be a QR code. For information call 543-9051 or email


saturday, november 21


Park Holds Holiday Market

Hesed House of Wharton will be hosting a Holiday Market, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Guffey Park in Wharton, located at 255 W. Caney. This open air market is a chance for the community to get out and shop from local vendors. For information, call Amelia Cleveland at 531-3030.


Monday, november 23


Church Hosts Giveaway

The Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church After School Activities Program will be hosting a socially distanced fellowship and giveaway on Monday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be free haircuts for the boys, free food and free clothing that was received through numerous donations, including some adult clothing. Girls will have a chance to win gift certificates for a beauty salon visit. All are invited. To RSVP for a haircut slot please call Niesha Brown at 713-480-5245.


thursday, november 26


Community Drive-Thru Dinner

The annual community wide Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. This year due to Covid precautions the meal will be set up as drive-thru and delivery only. Delivery calls can begin Monday, Nov. 23 and continue to Nov. 25. Drive-thru plates can be picked up and are given to number of people in vehicle. Donations can be made at First State Bank, mail donations can be sent to P.O. Box 443 in El Campo. Dessert donations are welcome to place in to-go plates, cake with no icing and cookies are preferred. Volunteers are needed and will be required to wear a face mask and have their temperature checked.


saturday, november 28


Chamber & CDC Host SBS

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce and City Development Corp. of El Campo will be sponsoring Small Business Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the El Campo Civic Center.


tuesday, december 1


Chamber Holds Holiday Shop-Hop

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is hosting the 12th annual Hometown Holiday Shop-Hop Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Participating merchants will have refreshments, holiday specials and chances to win. For information call 543-2713.




Christmas Parade Tradition Continues

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. The theme this year will be “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Applications can be found on the Chamber website Deadline is Monday, Nov. 30. For information about this upcoming event, call 543-2713.


saturday, december 5


Chamber Hosting Christmas Mall

The El Campo Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Christmas Mall to be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center. The indoor show will have craft and food booths both days and door prize drawings will be every hour. For information call 543-2713.


SUNday, december 6


Drive-Thru Live Nativity

Faith Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Preschool located at 2103 N. Mechanic is going to host a drive-thru Christmas Live Nativity on Sunday, December 6 beginning at 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All cars will enter coming from Meadow Lane onto Town & Country Dr., turning left at the Welcome Sign which will be at the back of the church property, then proceed by driving around the church grounds to behold scenes from the Christmas message as detailed in Luke 2. For more information call Bonnie at 332-1163 or 543-1842. 


thursday, december 10


Drive-Thru Hamburger Meal

The El Campo Elks Lodge is having a hamburger drive-thru meal Thursday, Dec. 10 at the civic center from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Pre-sell tickets are available until Dec. 3. For more information contact Chris Wendel 541-9443 (text is best), or call the Lodge at 543-3701 and leave a message for a return call.


Christmas At United Ag

United Ag located at 907 S. Wharton in El Campo will be having a variety of Christmas related events going on Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11. On Thursday there will be pictures with Santa and a complimentary B DOTZ cupcake, Friday, Dec. 11, a food truck from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. also How the Grinch stole Christmas will be showing, drive-in style at the Danevang Gin on Friday.



Collection Of Toys Being Taken

Toys for Tots has begun 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, 203 E. Jackson.


Vendors Sought For Show

Holy Family Catholic Church Religious Education Program will be hosting a vendor show on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will be held at the HF Family Life Center on the church grounds, located at 2011 Briar ln. in Wharton. For vendor information contact Kathy at 533-0999 or Mary at 531-9180.


ECISD Taking G/T Referrals

El Campo ISD is beginning the referral process for Gifted/Talented (G/T) services for the 2021-2022 school year. A general GT meeting about the district’s G/T services and an overview of the characteristics of gifted and talented students will be held virtually, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Referrals are for students K-11th grade and can me made by completing the online referral and consent form at Information/Special Populations/Gifted and Talented Program, forms are due by Friday, December 18. 


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