Donations for the Gospel Back 2 School Bash can be dropped off at New Life Assembly of God, 707 Earl, now through Friday, July 26. Those who wish to donate are asked to bring gently worn, used or new shoes and polo shirts for the school drive. For information, call Jennifer Pena, 616-7102 or Lataine Boston, 616-7337. The event will be held at Willie Bell Park on Saturday, Aug. 10 and will include distribution of items to students as well as Gospel rap and praise dancers, free hot dogs, free face painting and kids games.
Available For Pick Up
The El Campo-Louise-Rice Special Education Cooperative would like to inform parents when personally identifiable information collected, maintained and used is no longer needed to provide educational services to their child. The special education office maintains the special education records for a minimum of seven years beyond dismissal, graduation or transfer from the district. If your child received their last special education services during the 2011 through 2012 school year, you have the option to come by the Meadow Lane Resource Center Special Education Department, 2620 Meadow Lane, El Campo, Texas, to pick up their records. Parents will have until Aug. 1, 2019 to pick up the records. Any records that are not picked up will be destroyed. Parents must be reminded that the records may be needed by the student or the parents for social security benefits or other purposes. The Special Education office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 1, 2019 with the exception of June 28 through July 5 and to be open again on Monday, July 8 at 7 a.m.
Garden Of Memories
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 979-543-3512 or Triska Funeral Home at 979-543-3681 to supply information including a DD-214. A database is being compiled at that cemetery to recognize all veterans there.
Saturday, July 6
Food, Fellowship Festival
The 5th Annual Soldiers for Christ Freedom Fest will be held 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6 in Alamo Park. Enjoy a classic car show, music, free food and fellowship. Event is free and open to the public.
wednesday, July 10
American Legion To Meet
The American Legion will hold an executive meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at the Legion Hall.
Sunday, July 14
KCs Host BBQ Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council No. 2490 hosts a barbecue dinner on Sunday, July 14 starting at 11 a.m. All plates are to-go only and will be available until all sold out at the KC Hall.
Monday, July 15
Lutherans To Hold Bible School
Danevang Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday, July 15-18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CR 426. A meal will be provided for children ages Pre-K to grade 6. The theme is “Armor of God.” Closing will be Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
tuesday, July 16
American Legion To Hold Meeting
A regular meeting of the American Legion will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Legion Hall.
thursday, july 18
ECMH Hosts Lab Screenings
El Campo Memorial Hospital, 303 Sandy Corner, will host a cholesterol/triglyceride & glucose screening Thursday, July 18 in the lab. Call 979-578-5185 for an appointment. Limited space available. Do not eat or drink for 12 hours before appointment.
Free Summer Meals For Kids
El Campo Independent School District is providing healthy summer meals for kids ages 18 and younger at Hutchins Elementary, 1006 Roberts. Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 and Monday, July 15 - Thursday, Aug. 1. For information call 543-4262.
Bingo Held At American Legion
El Campo American Legion hosts bingo games every Friday at 6 p.m. Legion Hosts Friday Night Bingo
American Legion Post 251 host bingo games every Fridays with doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.
Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love, 810 Palacios, distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 541-7493.
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.
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 please call 541-5797 or go by the store.
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.
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 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, please call 505-9362 or email@example.com.
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.
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/
Join Wharton’s Walkabouts
The Wharton Downtown Business Association is launching Third Thursday Walkabouts. Visitors can engage in a game of checkers or 42, Scrabble or Yahtzee, take in a yoga class, read a book, shop a little, enjoy complimentary wine at select merchant shops or grab a bite to eat. Third Thursday Walkabouts are the third Thursday of each month in downtown Wharton from 4 - 7 p.m. The public is invited, parking is free.
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.
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.