The Navarro County Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 am until noon This is a seasonal open air market located at 408 E. Sixth Avenue at Business 45 between East Collin Street and East Sixth Avenue in Corsicana near the Corsicana Daily Sun building. They sell vegetables, fruits, fresh yard eggs, honey, jams, jellies, herbs, plants, baked goods, and much more. Please support our local farmers!
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to our senior neighbors, stop and enjoy a short friendly visit, and observe to ensure the senior is doing well. Most routes take less than an hour. You choose how often you volunteer: once a week, a month, or just on occasion. You'll need your own transportation, a valid drivers license, car insurance, a working mobile phone, and pass a background check. Call Jessica at 972-268-3851 or complete an application online at mownct.org/volunteer to sign up today!
Food Truck Friday is held on the first Friday of every month from April through September. Food and drink vendors from all over converge on downtown Corsicana. Live music, games, and of course, food trucks will be in the city parking lot behind Brick Streets Brewery, 224 E. 5th Ave., from 6-9 pm. This fun, family event is sponsored by Corsicana Main Street.
Mimosas at the Market is held from 10 am to 3 pm the second Saturday of each month. This event attracts locals and tourists from all over Texas to stroll our historic streets, sip on refreshing complimentary mimosas, and enjoy downtown shopping for everyone. Stroll through a vendor marketplace full of items handcrafted by talented artisans. For more information, call the Corsicana Main Street office at 903-654-4850.
Mildred Baptist Church, 5502 S. US Hwy 287, Mildred, is opening Hope To Go Food Pantry soon. They are an official Community Partner of the North Texas Food Bank serving Navarro County. This allows them to plan for ordering food according to families' needs at no cost to families. Distribution will be in the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month, on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 am. For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call Paula Neff, Director, at 903-303-2402. Leave a message with your name and phone number.
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 - The Texas Veterans Parade Weekend begins at 5:30 pm on Friday night at the Palace Theater. Historic military vehicles will line the brick street in front of the theater on 6th Avenue. The program will start at 6:30 pm. The Choir of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana will sing the National Anthem and some patriotic songs to kick off the evening. Singer Dave Tanner will present the national debut of a song dedicated to the World War II generation. Medal of Honor holder Lt. Col. William Swenson will take the stage to discuss how the events of the 9/11 attack on America changed the course of his life from aspiring to work for the U.S. Department of State to enlisting in the American Army. The Texas Veterans Parade will be presenting awards that evening. They include the Gov. Beauford Jester Award, the James Acree Award, the Congressman Barton-Wright Award, and the prestigious Navarro-Garcia award. Tickets include the wine, beer, and food reception. A few dozen tickets are still available. Sponsored by Fun Town RV. The 2022 Texas Veteran's Parade will take place in downtown Corsicana on Saturday at 10 am. For more information, visit www.TexasVeteransParade.org or call 214-537-9311.
Saturday May 21 - The Mildred Baptist Church Youth Group is having a community-wide garage sale in the parking lot of the church from 7 am to 3 PM. Come on out and support the youth. For more information, contact Shelley Smith at 903-229-8288.
Saturday May 21 - In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, the Mount B Zion Baptist Church will have its monthly food distribution beginning at 9 until 11 am. The address is 207 State Highway 309 in Goodlow, Kerens. No registration is required but you must come in a vehicle. Food is available on a first come, first served basis. All are welcome!
Saturday, May 21 - The Barry Volunteer Fire Department is holding a BBQ Fundraiser at the fire station. The event runs from 5 pm to 7 pm. The menu includes brisket, sausage and pork, along with beans, potato salad, dessert and tea, $12 for adults, and $7 for kids. There will also be a live auction and drawings for prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Saturday, May 21 - Fish Fry Fundraiser for the Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department at the Chatfield-Tupelo Community Center, 4808 FM 1603, Chatfield, from 5:30-7:30 pm. They will have items to raffle off and t-shirts will be available for purchase. All-you-can-eat catfish dinners $10 for adults and $7.50 for kids. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, you can send a donation to Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95 Chatfield, TX 75105.
Sunday, May 22 - Pastor and Wife Appreciation Service for Pastor Clyde Chambers and First Lady Cecilia Chambers at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church, 817 E.13th Avenue, at 3 pm. Speaker: Pastor Louis Massey of Independent Baptist Church of Ennis. For more information, call 762-304-2920.
Wednesday, May 25 - Corsicana City Pools open for the season until Saturday, July 30th.
Bunert Park Pool will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 6 pm. $2 per person. 903-641-0769
Jester Park Pool will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 6 pm. $3 per person. 903-641-7914
Morning and evening pool parties are available at both pools.
Pooch Paddle will be on Sunday, July 31st.
Thursday, May 26 - Community National Bank and Trust of Texas is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 3 pm at 321 N. 15th St. in parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Riley Bland at (903) 641-4579.
Thursday, May 26 - Cattle Health Clinic at the Navarro County Youth Expo in the Large Fannie Mae Vernon Room. The program starts at noon and lunch will be provided. Please call the Navarro County AgriLife Extension Service at 903-654-3075 or visit https://navarro.agrilife.org/publications/ to RSVP for a lunch.
Saturday, May 28 - Annual Red Brick Classic Car Show and Fish Fry on the red brick streets of Kerens. Registration is from 8 am to noon, $20 per car. Indoor catfish lunch with all the goodies will be served from 11 am to 1 pm for $12. One FREE catfish dinner with each car registered. Trophies awarded at 1:30 pm. Enter the 50/50 drawing and a raffle for a Howa Legacy 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle with scope. All proceeds benefit the Kerens Veterans Memorial.
Monday, May 30 - Navarro County Memorial Day Ceremony and William D. O'Brien Remembrance Ride. Meet at the Navarro War Memorial, 300 W. 3rd Avenue, Corsicana. Wreath Laying at 9 am, followed by a prayer, guest speaker, and Taps. Kickstands up at 10 am. Destinations are local Memorials in Blooming Grove and Kerens. No fees, just riding and remembering our fallen soldiers.
Monday, May 30 - 14th Annual Memorial Day Service at Woodland Cemetery Gazebo Area at 1pm. Theme: Gone But Not Forgotten. Guest Speaker: United States Army Veteran Mayor Nicole Jackson of Rice. Sponsor by Single Believers Ministries and the Woodland Cemetery Association. Everyone is invited.
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day Program at Kerens Veterans Memorial at 10:30 am. Grand Opening of Kerens Veterans Military Museum will be held after the program.
Saturday, June 4 - R. Lowell Thompson Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, an 18 hole tournament presented by the Corsicana Lions Club, at Fullerton-Garrity Park, 3201 McKnight Lane, Corsicana. Registration at 7:45 am, play starts at 9 am. 2 person team (scramble). Entry is $90 per team when paid together or $50 per person. Cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Ernest Kauffman at 903-851-3118.
Tuesday, June 14 - Intro To Square Dancing at the Senior Activity Center, 200 N. 12th Street, at 9:30 am. To sign up, call 903-654-4890.
Tuesday, June 21 - Beginners Domino class for the games 42 and 84 at the Senior Activity Center, 200 N. 12th Street, at 9:30 am. To sign up, call 903-654-4890.
Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 29 - National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) Short Course National Championship Event at Lake Halbert. Free admission.
Saturday, Oct. 15 - The 18th Annual Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival. Visit the red brick streets in downtown Kerens for food vendors, arts & crafts, a photo contest, a quilt show, a car show, a pie contest, a chili cookoff, an antique tractor show, and live entertainment. All festival proceeds go to Friends of the Kerens Library.
The Corsicana-Navarro County Public Health Department is offering free COVID testing and vaccines Monday through Friday from 8-12 and from 1-4 at 618 N Main Street in Corsicana. For more information, call 903-874-6731.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Ave., offers an exercise class every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Fred Biltz at 903-654-4980.
Free Food Boxes will be passed out every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon at Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church, 621 East 1st Ave., Corsicana. Please reserve your box on Monday by 3 pm so they can prepare your box for pickup. Call Sister Franks at 469-438-4737.
The Northside Baptist Church Care Center, 2900 N. Beaton, invites those who are hungry and in need of assistance to come by for help. They are open Monday and Wednesday 9-3 and Friday 9-12.
Mimosas at the Market is held on the second Saturday of every month in Downtown Corsicana from 10 am to 3 pm. Join us for shopping with friends and sipping mimosas in Downtown Corsicana.
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.
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.
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 Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30. For more information, call Fred Biltz at 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