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 afer the auction. There will also be live music.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Legion Members To Meet
American Legion will hold their regular meeting starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the hall on Armory Road in El Campo.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Thanksgiving Meal Set For Aug. 21
New Life Assembly is having a turkey and dressing dinner fundraiser meal Wednesday, Aug. 21. Plates to-go only at $10 each may be picked up at the church, 707 Earl, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to maintaining insurance on the church. To place an order, call Dora at 541-7118.
Dinner Helps Cancer Patients
Wharton County Cares is hosting a stuffed baked potato fundraiser Wednesday Aug. 21. Plates, $9 each, will be to-go only in a convenient drive-thru at Country Pride BBQ, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Wharton County Cares is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to offer small acts of kindness to cancer patients residing in Wharton County. Tickets are available at Superior Motor, Mid Coast Medical Clinic Lab, from any Wharton County Cares member, or by requesting ticket on the Wharton County Cares Facebook site.
SUNDAY, Aug. 25
KCs Dinner Supports School
The Knights of Columbus Council 2490 is having a fried chicken dinner to benefit the St. Philip School teacher supply fund. Serving, plates-to-go only, begins at 11 a.m. at the Columbus Hall and will last until all sold out.
Little League To Elect Officers
El Campo Youth Baseball will be holding its annual member meeting to elect board of directors Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Diamond Club at Zlotnik Park. Those attending must be a registered member and pay a $5 membership fee. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
Book Proceeds Being Donated
Collective Goods will be selling books in the El Campo Memorial Hospital’s front lobby from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Ladies, the hospital’s auxiliary group.
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. For information, call 543-8320.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Cemetery’s Unrecognized Veterans Sought
The families of veterans at Garden of Memories Cemetery without an Armed Forces marker 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 the 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 $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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No voice mail submissions.