Ricebird Football Tickets On Sale

El Campo High School football tickets are to the public through Aug. 16. Season tickets are $25 per set of five tickets and must be paid for in person at the ECISD Administration Office, 700 West Norris.Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Soccer Fall League Registrations Being Taken Now

Boys & Girls Club of El Campo is taking fall soccer registrations online through Friday, Aug. 16 for children ages four to 10 years old. To register, visit: www.bgcelcampo.org. The fee is $80 per child with a $4.95 online processing fee. Practice and games will be at Willie Bell Park on Second Street. Season runs Sept. 16 through Oct. 18 with one to two games per week, no weekend games. Each participant must furnish black shorts, socks, soccer cleats, shin guards and a soccer ball. Each player will receive a team jersey. Fo rinformation, call 543-8320.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6

Museum Fun Start Aug. 6

A back-to-school bash is planned for the El Campo Museum. There will be different activities for the kids through Friday, Aug. 9. Two session per day, 11a.m. to noon or 2 - 3 p.m. Come cook, paint, make ice cream and make a marble maze. Class fee is $10 per child. Call the museum at 543-6885 for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Blue Creek Market Hosts Event

Blue Creek Market, 909 S. Wharton, hosts a chamber blender 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Dinner Helps Stray Pets

Support Wharton County’s homeless dogs and cats at the Bow Wow Benefit Dinner in El Campo, Thursday, Aug. 8 at the KC Hall. Tickets are $10 each for the chicken fried chicken plate. For El Campo tickets, call Kayla at 332-5250 or go by Coastal Plains Animal Hospital or Country Pets. For tickets to pick up plates in Wharton at the KC Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 6, contact Kathy at 533-1082 or go by Alamont or Wharton Veterinary clinics. Serving for both dinners will be from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9

4-H Kicks Off Year With Dance

All 4-H members are invited to attend the First Annual Fall Kick Off Dance Friday, Aug. 9 at the Taiton Community Center. The dance will be 8 - 11 p.m. for a $5 cover charge per person. Members are encouraged to bring a friend who is not enrolled in the 4-H program. Refreshments available for a fee. For questions, call the Extension office 532-3310.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Back To School Bash

The fourth annual Gospel Back 2 School Bash will begin at noon Saturday, Aug. 10 in El Campo’s Willie Bell Park. The bash will include the distribution of new and used shoes and polo shirts to school-age students. There will also be Gospel rap music, praise dancers, free hot dogs, free face painting, games and more activities planned for the afternoon. For information, call Jennifer Pena, 616-7102 or Lataine Boston, 616-7337.

Wednesday, aug. 14

CDA Hosts Luncheon

Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas No. 1374 will host a coffee at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1116 Meadow Creek Dr. There will be an auction, followed by a salad luncheon. Members are asked to bring something for lunch and an item for the auction or door prize. Guests are welcome to attend. Those who need a ride should call 543-7587.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Banquet Honors Law Enforcement

The 100 Club of Wharton County Inc. will host its 39th annual awards banquet Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Wharton Civic Center in honor of all the men and women in Wharton County law enforcement. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Door prize drawings will begin at 7 p.m. and then the awards ceremony will be held. Please consider joining the 100 Club to support this worthy cause. Membership dues can be paid the night of the banquet for any new member that would like to attend. For information, call Susie Priesmeyer at 332-1915.

Wharton Co. Democrats To Meet

Wharton County Democrats will meet Thursday, Aug. 15, at 9er’s Grill, 112 W. Boling Hwy. in Wharton. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jeff Dixon, 281-795-6485, for more information.

saturday, Aug. 17

BTS Bash Set For Aug. 17

The Back to School Bash ‘19 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 17 will include a day of give-aways, haircuts for kids, waterslides, a bounce house, food and the distribution of school supplies. This is the 12th year for the event, and this year for the first time, Tea with a Teacher will be held in conjunction with the bash. Hosted by the church and Georgia Mae’s Good Eats, it all takes place 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, 810 Palacios.

Quartet Coming To Local Church

First Christian Church, 205 W. West, welcomes Blackwood Quartet in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be received. Blackwood Quartet has won multiple Grammy and Dove awards. For information, call 878-543-4790.

sunday, Aug. 18

Church To Hold Dinner

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Hillje hosts its annual summer festival Sunday, Aug. 18 at the parish hall, starting at 11 a.m. with a barbecue meal, serve yourself in the hall or plates-to-go, $10 each. There will also be bulk sales at the pit. There will be an indoor auction at 12:30 p.m., a country store, bake sale, cake walk and games. A raffle drawing will be held afr the auction. There will also be live music.

Ongoing

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.

About Leader-News Bulletin Board Listings

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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 and served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth Streets in El Campo). For more information, call 505-9362 or mannamealsec@gmail.com.

Cemetery’s Unrecognized Veterans Sought

Not all veterans who were buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery have an Armed Forces marker or have their service noted on a headstone. The families of those unrecognized veterans are asked to contact Wheeler Funeral Home at 543-3512 or Triska Funeral Home at 543-3681 to supply information including a DD-214. Military headstones may be free, however, Garden of Memories requires a foundation be placed under it and there is a charge for that. A database is being compiled at that cemetery to recognize all veterans there.

Bingo Held At American Legion

El Campo American Legion hosts bingo games every Friday at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.

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 fee. The center, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., offers use of exercise machines, “Silver Sneakers” chair exercise sessions for those 63 years and older, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games, bingo and opportunities to volunteer. Covered dish luncheons are held once a month.

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/

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.

Join Wharton’s Walkabouts

The Wharton Downtown Business Association holds walkabouts 4 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Wharton. Play games, take in a yoga class, read a book, shop, enjoy complimentary wine at select merchant shops or grab a bite to eat. The public is invited, parking is free.

About Leader-News Bulletin Board Listings

Bulletin Board is a community service to promote one-time events for nonprofits. The Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information. Items will be edited. Submissions will run no more than four editions immediately prior to the event as space permits. Garage sale fundraisers, church auctions (not part of a larger event) and raffles do not qualify. Submissions 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 (no pdfs or fliers). Drop off or send to bulletinboard@leader-news.com. No voice mail submissions.

Veterans Service Office Open

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.

Legal Services At No Cost

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 www.tlsc.org/familylawclinics to register in advance.

Free Services Offered

The Mainstream Connection, a non-profit, offers 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.

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