Tuesday, April 25th - The Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum for candidates running for office in the election on May 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the City Government Center, this event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served at 5 pm The event will be live streamed on the City of Corsicana and the Daily Sun websites. Candidates have been invited to make remarks with a question-and-answer period to follow. This is the public's opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves about their ideas and thoughts on how they plan to represent their citizens. The Chamber of Commerce supports the citizens right to be educated and informed on the issues prior to voting. We invite you to attend!
Tuesday, April 25th - Navarro Choir presents Choral Kaleidoscope, a free concert with special guest Joshua Price of The United States Army Jazz Band at 6:30 at The Cook Education Center, 3100 W. Collin St.
Wednesday, April 26 - Free hotdog lunch from 11 am -1 pm in Downtown Pocket Park. Entertainment by Caleb Grant. Free hotdog dinner from 5-7 pm in Pocket Park. entertainment by Ryan Guidry.
Thursday, April 27 - Downtown Wine and Cheese Stroll. Andy Meadows and his Big Band from 5-7 pm. Carnival from 6-10 pm. All rides are one price.
Friday, April 28 - Derrick Days Pro Rodeo at Navarro County Expo Center, Door open at 6 pm. Rodeo starts at 8 pm. Carnival from 6-10 pm. All rides are one price. Heart Of Texas Roadshow with Johnny Bush at The Palace Theater. Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, April 29 - DERRICK DAYS ALL DAY FESTIVAL. Family fun, food vendors, marketplace vendors chili cookoff, car show, historical tours, rodeo, carnival, gospel stage, zip line, and music all day.Photos of Derrick Days throughout the years will be on display at the Warehouse Living Arts Center in the downstairs gallery.
Family Activities 9 - 5 pm.
Car Show 10 am - 3 pm.
Chili Cookoff 9 am - 4 pm. Winners announced at 4 pm on Main Stage.
Historical Tours 10 am - 2 pm.
Gospel Stage 10 am - 5 pm.
Carnival 10 am - 10 pm.
Washer Tournament 11 am.
Horseshoe Tournament 12 pm.
Derrick Days Pro Rodeo at Navarro County Expo Center, Door open at 6 pm. Rodeo starts at 8 pm.
Saturday, April 29 - Derrick Days Horseshoe and Washer Tournaments at the corner of 3rd and Main, downtown Corsicana. Both are double elimination tournaments. For information about horseshoes, call Bill at 903-229-8808. For washers, call Matt at 325-262-3974 or Trophies Unlimited at 903-872-6292. You may also sign up on site before the tournaments begin.
Saturday, April 29 - The Animal Shelter and Humane Society will sponsor low-cost pet adoptions as part of the Derrick Days Celebration. They will be located on the grassy area next to Chase Bank on Beaton Street. Adoption fees will be $55. For more information and adoption requirements, contact the shelter at 903-654-4928 or The Humane Society of Navarro County at 903-875-1060.
Saturday, April 29 - Derrick Days Gospel Stage schedule:
10-11 am: Evelyn Holden
11 am-12 pm: CCC Band
12-1 pm: Gospel 5
1-2 pm: First Baptist
2-3 pm: Calvary Worship Band
3-4 pm: Sixth Avenue Baptist Youth
4-5 pm: Truvine
Saturday, April 29 - Free Movie Night at Lighthouse Of Praise, 200 E. Collin St., Corsicana, beginning at 6:30 pm. There will be light refreshments and snacks. For more information, call 903-872-7379.
Monday, May 1 - Food giveaway at Living Word Christian Fellowship from 1-2 pm. For more information, call 903-257-5155.
Wednesday, May 3 - Kinsloe House presents the Civic Interest Committee chaired by Carolyn McCombs, who will present Corsicana Main Street Director's program, The Mystic of the Downtown Brick Streets. Members, make sure you hear about our downtown and what it offers. Reservations for each Wednesday program lunch should be made on Monday preceding by calling 903 8745791.
Thursday, May 4 - American Red Cross Blood Drive at First United Methodiat Church, in Martin Hall, 320 N. 15th, Corsicana, from 12:30 -5:30 pm. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment.
Friday, May 5 - 9th Annual Night Of Praise, benefitting the House Of Refuse, at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, at 7 pm. Silent auction begins at 6:30 pm. For more information, call Joann at 903-851-1438.
Saturday, May 6 - The Emhouse 57th School Reunion will be held at the Emhouse Community Center. Gather at 11 am, pot luck dinner at noon, and dismiss at 1:30 pm. This yearly tradition has kept the memory of the school and students alive. The school flourished from 1941 until 1959, the year it closed. Please bring a favorite dish to share with everyone. Bread, ice, and tea will be provided. Be sure to spread the word in case we fail to notify schoolmates who might have changed their mailing addresses. For more information, call Lewis Palos at 903-875-8374.
Monday, May 8 - ALL SHOOK UP Auditions from 6-8 pm at the Warehouse Living Arts Center. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. For more information about auditions and vocal ranges, call 903-872-5421.
Tuesday, May 9 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana on 2017, from 11 am until 1 pm. The Sirloin Stockade is located at 2508 W.7th Ave.(TX Hwy 31) in Corsicana. NARFE Chapter 1191 has members from Ellis, Navarro and surrounding counties. Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal active and retired family are invited. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative, in Corsicana 903-874-3092, in Ennis 214-949-6197, in Waxahachie 214-850-4783, in Red Oak 412-722-6307, and in Midlothian 972-268-5793.
Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 - James L. Collins Catholic School presents Legally Blonde Jr., the Musical at the Palace Theatre at 7 pm. Tickets are available for $10 when purchased from a JLCCS student or $15 at the door.
Saturday, May 13 - Nineteenth Annual Corsicana Airsho at the Corsicana Municipal Airport. Gates open at 8 am. Rides will be available in several Warbirds on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per carload. Free admission for Veterans, Active Military Personnel and their families.
Saturday, May 20 - Opening day for the Navarro County Farmers Market, 408 East 6th Avenue in Corsicana, next door to the Corsicana Daily Sun building. The Market will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 12 noon. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Ronnie Farmer at 903-641-8878.
Saturday, May 20 - Dresden United Methodist Church Lord’s Acre. Vendor spaces are available for Craft and Flea Market Sellers. Call Bobbie Simmons today at 903-654-8912 to reserve your space.
Meals on Wheels needs your GROCERY BAGS! Please deliver plastic grocery bags to their office at 1805 N. Beaton Street between 8:30 am and 1:30 pm Monday - Friday.
Meals on Wheels Program is in need of volunteers Monday - Friday for meal deliveries. Each delivery route takes about an hour and is typically delivered between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm every day. For more information, feel free to stop by the office located at 1805 Beaton St., call 903-641-0166, or call Yolanda at 903-641-0085.
Volunteers are needed to help local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in preparing tax returns for low income individuals and the elderly. Volunteers will typically work the same day each week for 3 to 4 hours depending on the number needing help. Volunteers must pass the basic preparer exam. VITA staff will provide training needed to pass the basic exam and to use the TaxSlayer software being provided by the IRS. Basic PC skills and good communications skills are needed for this volunteer position. Most volunteers will work at the Corsicana YMCA building on either a Tuesday or Thursday. If you have an interest in helping others with their income tax return preparation, call Judy at 281-682-0928 for more detailed information.
Every day, there are kids sleeping in CPS offices, shelters and hotels due to their parents' actions and the state not having enough homes to place them in. A Blessing in Disguise is a non profit organization that provides a home for these kids. We are committed to improving the quality of life for children. The children need love, clothing, and a safe place to call home. Your donation will provide these basics and a path from heartbreak to hope for their future. We really appreciate your support! Please contact LaCresha McDonald at email@example.com, or call or text 903-602-9845.
Honor Flight DFW is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is committed to flying veterans, at no cost to the veteran, round trip to Washington, DC with a one night stay, to see the WW II Memorial and other monuments in the Washington area. They will fly any veteran of a War era since WW II, but priority is for WW II and terminally ill veterans. They have a "guardian" assigned to each veteran to assist him or her during the trip and a volunteer medical staff for each flight. Honor Flight DFW pays for the cost for the veteran and all others pay their own expenses. For more information about this organization and flight schedules, go to their website www.honorflightdfw.org. This is one way for us to honor our veterans while we still have them around.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for a felony crime. Call Crime Stoppers tip line (903)874-TIPS (8477) with the information. You do not have to give your name. You will be given a number and that is the only way Crime Stoppers can identify you.
L.U.V. OUTREACH is seeking donations of Diabetic Test Strips. They must be unopened and cannot be expired to ensure safety for other diabetic individuals who are in need of these supplies. Call or Text (903)851-0188
Angus Crime Watch meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Angus Government Center.
Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Group will meet at FBC Eureka at 8718 S Hwy 287 Eureka Tx the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The purpose of this group is to provide support, and encouragement, as well as offer helpful and informative information with occasional speakers coming in. Please let us know if you will need to bring children with you so our child care volunteer can be prepared. Contact Sister Marsha Jones for more information at 903-875-9706 (leave a message if no answer). Anyone in the Navarro county area is welcome to attend these meetings. We are looking forward to getting to know each of you.
The Corsicana Animal Shelter is running low on dog food! The pets would love some yummy food. The shelter is in desparate need of Pedigree (adult and small breed), Kibbles N Bits Original Flavor (adult and small breed, small bites), and Purina Smart Blend dog food. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during regular operating hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 to 6 pm, and on Saturdays from 12 until 4 pm. Please help!
Tehuacana Baptist Church in Limestone county sponsors a Gospel/Bluegrass/Country music night the second Friday of each month starting at approximately 6 pm., and goes until the last singer gives up and goes home (about 10 pm). We have an open mic, and anyone that can sing, or think they can sing or play, or just want to enjoy the music, are welcome to come and join us. We usually break for a snack about 8pm for about 30 min. There's no charge but donations are accepted. For more information call Chuck @ 254 395 4554 after 12 noon cell: 254 203 3488 any time.
Prom Princess Ministries need your purses, dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc. for young ladies whose families can't afford them. Please drop off at 617 N. Main, Corsicana, or call 903 641 3259.
Oak Valley Crime Watch meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Town Hall. Dinner is served. You're asked to bring a side dish or dessert.
Corsicana now has a running club. It's totally free and we welcome new or seasoned runners. We normally run on Wednesday and Saturday but times vary. We have pace groups from beginners at 10 minutes a mile down to 7 minutes a mile and walkers also and its totally free!! Like us on facebook at Corsicana Running club to get more information. Contact Brian Gilmore, Nathan Bugg or Bryan Hutchins on facebook for more info.
Griefshare Support Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 in the Fellowship House at Northside Baptist Church. More info: Thelma at 903-875-8944.
Free Help Applying for CHIP and Childrens Medicaid. Monica Runion is certified to answer questions and help in the process. Please call 469-337-0417 to make an appointment. Navigators will be available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and may schedule appointments on Saturday on request. CHIP and Childrens Medicaid cover regular check-ups, shots, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions, and more. For each child to be enrolled, bring a copy of birth certificate, social security number, a copy of Alien Registration card if your child is not a U.S. citizen, proof of income for each family member, and proof of how much your family pays for childcare. Navigators can also assist with questions about applying for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace for the Affordable Care Act. Although open enrollment for 2014 Marketplace coverage is over, you may still be able to enroll if you have a life-changing circumstance, such as losing your job, having a baby or other qualifying events. Eligible low-income children and pregnant women can enroll in CHIP or Medicaid year-round. For assistance, call Monica Runion at 469-337-0417 or contact Lead Navigator Sandra Luz at 214-650-7724. Additional information can be found at www.CHIPmedicaid.org, www.healthcare.gov, or by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-318-2596.
PLEASE SAVE LIVES. SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!
Have an old cell phone or phones cluttering up their home? The Angels of Corsicana Troop Support has the answer. Just bring those old phones by their office on Bus. 45 across from the old hat factory any morning from 9-11 M-F or drop them off at Corley Funeral Home. The phones will be bundled and forwarded them to a company that refurbishes them and sends then to the troops to use.
Area Volunteer Firefighters are always in need of bottled water. Please drop off at your local Volunteer Fire Department. Support your local Volunteer Firefighters!
Navarro County Food Pantry Ministry is in need of corn, tuna, empty egg cartons and plastic grocery bags. Please drop off at 122 W. 1st. Ave. More info: 903-872-9055
Red Shirt Fridays are taking hold across America to support our military! VVA Chapter 1009 Navarro Rifles are announcing a campaign to get everyone involved. Red Shirt Friday T Shirts are on sale for $15 each. Please show your support by wearing red every Friday until all of our troops come home. More info: Steven 903-229-1801.
Important Phone Numbers:
For EMERGENCIES, Fire, Police, Ambulance - 911
Corsicana Police Department - 9023-654-4902
Corsicana Fire Department - 903-654-4956
Navarro County Sheriff - 903-654-3001
Navarro County Emergency Management - 903-875-3315
Navarro Regional Hospital - 903-654-6800
Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber Of Commerce - 903-874-4731
City Of Kerens - 903-396-2971
Corsicana Public Library - 903-654-4810
City Of Corsicana - 903-654-4800
Animal Shelter 903-875-1060
Eating Disorders Hotline - 800-931-2237
Drug Abuse/Mental Health Info - 800-729-6686
Alcoholice Anonymous - 800-467-8019
Adult and Child Health Helpline - 800-462-6122
Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 866-331-9474
Teen Pregnancy Helpline - 866-850-4250
National Runaway Hotline - 1-800-621-4000
Adult and Child Abuse Hotline - 800-752-6200
National Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE
Center For Missing And Exploited Children - 1-800-843-5678
Texas Poison Center - 800-222-1222
National Substance Abuse Helpline - 1-800-662-4357
Suicide Prevention Center - 800-273-TALK