Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available at the Cook Center at Navarro College each Saturday and Sunday through December. The free tests are available from 10 am to 5 pm each Saturday and Sunday. You can register online at gogettested.com.
Friday, December 4 - NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK MOBILE PANTRY DISASTER RELIEF FOOD DRIVE at the Cook Education Center at Navarro College, 3100 W. Collin St., from 10 am to 12pm. Please donate non-persishable food items. Volunteers can sign up now https://ntfb.volunteerhub.com/event/index/12779585.
Saturday, December 5 - 28th Annual Jingle Bell Jog, 5K or 1 mile. Entry fees: Family $50 (includes 5 t-shirts), Adults $25, Minors $15. Go to runsignup.com/Race/TX/Corsicana/CorsicanaYMCAJinglebelljog to register.
Saturday, December 5 - Free Food & Produce Giveaway at God's Holy Temple COGIC, 301 East 3rd Avenue, Corsicana, beginning at 8am. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, December 12 - Annual Lane Brown Toy Run and Food Drive from 12 to 5 pm at the IOOF Event Center, 601 N. 45th Street, Corsicana. There will be a Poker Run that begins at 10 am, BBQ Plates for $10, a bike show, and an auction. Get an Annual T-Shirt for a $10 donation, an unwrapped toy, or 10 non-perishable food items. For more information, call Jason Brown at 903-875-1752.
Saturday, December 12 - Holiday Edition of Mimosas at the Market from 10 am to 3 pm in Downtown Historic Corsicana. Some of the downtown shop owners will serve complimentary mimosas as you enjoy live jazz music! You can also take a break from shopping and visit downtown restaurants for lunch. For more information, call Corsicana Main Street at 903-654-4851.
Saturday, December 19 - Free Food & Produce Giveaway at Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church, 621 East 1st Avenue, at 10 am. Free turkeys and hams are limited. First Come! First Serve! They will also be giving away boxes of produce.
Tuesday, December 22 - Carter Bloodcare Blood Drive at Navarro Regional Hospital from 9 am to 3 pm in the hospital parking lot. All donors will receive a holiday t-shirt, a coupon voucher for a ham, turkey, or produce, and will be entered into a drawing for a new car. You can pre-register online at the Carter Bloodcare website. For more information, contact Anna Paul at Navarro Regional Hospital at 903-654-6870.
The Salvation Army is need of volunteer and paid bell ringers through December 24, 2020, from 10 AM to 6 PM, Mondays through Saturdays. Every dollar collected in the red kettles support the wide range of services and programs provided throughout the year right here in Navarro County. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in addition to the implementation of basic safety procedures, all bell ringers will also be provided with daily PPE safety kits including a branded mask, disposable gloves, apron, and disinfectant. Strict safety protocols have been developed ensuring the health and safety of all potential donors and bell ringers. Go to www.RegisterToRing.com and simply select the location, date, and time you would like ring. You can split a shift with a friend or sign up as a group. Individuals, families, groups of friends or co-workers, and church groups are welcome. For more information or interview opportunities, call The Salvation Army at 903-874-7131 or visit them at 212 E. 1st Ave. To make a donation, or for more ways to engage with The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmytexas.org/Corsicana. This year the kettles will also provide a contactless donation option, allowing people to scan a QR code on their phone and make a secure donation directly through Apple or Google Pay. You can text "KETTLES" to 91999.
Volunteers are needed to support The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, which will provide gifts for 750 children this year. They are seeking volunteers to help sort and distribute gifts to program participants. For Angel Tree and other volunteer opportunities, please call The Salvation Army at 903-874-7131 or visit them at 212 E. 1st Ave. To make a donation, or for more ways to engage with The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmytexas.org/Corsicana.
Please place a frozen bottle of water in your mailbox for your mail delivery person on hot days. Those little white trucks they drive have no air conditioning and get very hot. Please help keep them hydrated!
Volunteer Fire Departments are in need of bottled water. Also, if you have a refrigerator you don't need, please consider donating it to your local Volunteer Fire Department. They can use it!
Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to deliver meals. Each delivery route takes about an hour and is typically delivered between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm every day. Please go to www.mownct.org/volunteer-0 to register. For more information, call Kathy Wood at 888-8MY-MEAL.
Compassion Corsicana is located at 517 N Commerce Street, across from Salvation Army. They offer nutritious food to residents who meet the income requirements. They partner with the North Texas Food Bank and several local stores and community members to provide nutritious food for those in need. Residents may visit the pantry once per month for groceries, and weekly for produce. All you need is an ID or bill showing you live in Navarro Co. They are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (closed from 12 to 1 pm), and on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, call (903) 874-4971.
The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton, Corsicana, holds member meetings on the 2nd Mondays at 5:30 pm. Honorably discharged Vets are invited to attend and join.
The Humane Society of Navarro County offers low cost dog and cat spaying/neutering available to residents of Navarro County. They're open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 903-875-1060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.thehsnc.org.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Avenue, offers free exercise classes every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 903-654-4980.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Avenue, invites everyone to come and hear "the greatest country and western band in the world" every Monday afternoon at 1 pm. For more information, call 903-654-4980.
The Dawson Food Pantry needs donations, both non perishable food and monetary. They are open the 3rd Friday of the month from 9-12. Donations are being accepted at the following locations: Brookdale Assisted Living, 3329 W. 7th Ave., Corsicana; Country Meadows Nursing & Rehab, 3301 W. Park Row, Corsicana; and the Dawson Housing Authority, 210 N. Circle Dr., Dawson. For more information, call Alicia Rogers 903-519-1044, Alma Espinoza 903-467-8114, or Kelly Bell 903-872-8400.
If you have an unserviceable US, state, M.I.A., or military flag, bring it to the American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St. If the post is closed, you can place the flag in a plastic bag and hang it on the front door. After 2 pm daily, bring it inside. If you can not afford a new US flag, the American Legion will replace your unserviceable US flag with a new US Flag. They only can only exchange the US flag, but can accept any unserviceable flag for proper retirement. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
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, visit 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.
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 in need of dog food, such as 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.
Prom Princess Ministries need your purses, dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc. for young ladies whose families can't afford them. Open 11 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays by appointment. Please drop off at 110 W. 6th St., Corsicana, or call 903 875 9060.
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.
Griefshare Support Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 in the Fellowship House at Northside Baptist Church. More info: Thelma at 903-875-8944.
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.
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 - 903-654-4902
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