Tuesday, April 23 - Community National Bank and Trust of Texas is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm at 321 N. 15th St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brenda Stubbs at (903) 641-4514.
Derrick Days activities:
April 24 - FREE HOT DOG LUNCH & DINNER
April 25 - WINE STROLL
April 26 - BLOCK PARTY
April 26 & 27 - Derrick Days Pro Rodeo at the Navarro County Exposition Center. Doors open at 6 pm. Mutton bustin' for kids at 7 pm. Rodeo begins at 8 pm each night. Advance tickets are $8 at McCoy's Lumber, $10 at the door. For more information, call 903-654-1653.
April 27 - PARADE, STREET GAMES, CHILI COOKOFF, CARNIVAL & KIDS ACTIVITIES, FOOD & MARKETPLACE VENDORS, FIRE TRUCK PULL, WESTERN ENTERTAINMENT, CORNHOLE, HORSESHOES AND WASHERS TOURNAMENTS (Contact for Derrick Days Horseshoe and Washer Tournament - Call or Text Bill Hatley @ 903-229-8808 or call Trophies Unlimited at 903-872-6292), 42 TOURNAMENT, GOSPEL STAGE, AND A BATTLE OF THE BANDS. Visit derrickdays.com for times and more information.
Saturday, April 27 - Derrick Days 42 Tournament at 110 West Building, at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Beaton Street, beginning at 8:30 am. Entry fee is $20 cash per team. You can sign up anytime before the tournament day. For more information, call Brad Haynie at 903-654-7575.
Saturday, April 27 - Derrick Days Street Games begin at 10 am in downtown Corsicana between 12th and Main streets. Entry fee for each 5-member team, which must include at least one member of the opposite sex, is $50. Points will be awarded for each event. The top three teams will win cash prizes and bragging rights. Events include a bed race, high heel race, hop ball bounce race, tractor pull, hot wing competition, tractor tire twirl, arm wrestling, and tug-of-war. All supplies will be furnished, or you may bring your own. To enter, register at the Parks Office, 200 N. 12th Street, by 5 pm on Thursday, April 25th. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 903-654-4874.
Saturday, April 27 - Community Care Club's Giant Garage Sale Fundraiser from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the Fire Station, just north of Shell station on FM 416, 12 miles east of Streetman. Everythng will be half price at 1 pm. Proceeds will help the Community Care Club's charitable activities on the south side of Richland-Chambers. For more information, call 903-389-7586.
Saturday, May 4 - Opening day for the Farmers Market, next to the Corsicana Daily Sun building, off of Business 45, at the foot of the overpass, under the pavilion. The market will be open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 7-noon. Please support our local farmers!
Saturday, May 4 - Second Annual Denim And Diamonds Gala, presented by Community National Bank and Trust, at the Cook Education Center at 6 pm. Attire will be "Cowboy Chic" (jeans, boots, skirts, etc,). Dinner includes steak, potatoes, salad, and desserts. Entertainment by Ira Bradford and Bustin' Loose. Proceeds will help the Mildred Education Foundation. For more information, call 903-654-2838.
Saturday, May 11 - 21st Annual Corsicana AirSho at the Corsicana Municipal Airport. Gates open at 8 am. See WWII planes, Warbirds, precision flight teams, and aerobatics events. There will be pyrotechnics, exibits, rides, food and drinks. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per carload. Free admission to all veterans, military families, and their families. Presented by the Coyote Squadron Unit of the Commerative Air Force.
Saturday, May 11 - Mimosas in the Market, in downtown Corsicana, from 10 am to 3 pm. Sip, shop, and stroll with free Mimosas from local shop owners.
Saturday, May 11 - Oakwood Odyssey at Oakwood Cemetery. The first tour will start at 5:30 pm and the last tour will start at 7:30 pm. There will be four tours per hour. The focus this year will be the Great War through the Roaring ‘20s. Actors will portray Corsicana residents from the past. Tickets are $10. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. For reservations, call 903-654-4808.
Saturday, May 25 - 7th Annual Red Brick Classic Car & Motorcycle Show and Fish Fry. Poker Run at 9 am. Fried fish dinner inside the KESA Building from 11 am to 1 pm. DJ music all day and live music from 11 am to 12 pm. There will be a 50/50 jar and a raffle for a rifle. All proceeds benefit the Kerens Veterans Memorial.
Wednesday, May 29 - Opening day for City of Corsicana Park Pools. Jester Park Pool hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 6 pm, Sundays 1-5 pm. Entry fee is $3. Bunert Park Pool hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6 pm, Sundays 1-6 pm. Entry fee is $2. The last swim day will be Saturday, August 3rd, with the Pooch Paddle on Sunday, August 4th, from 2-5 pm. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 903-654-4874.
Saturday, June 1 - The 29th Annual City and County Clean Up Day. The landfill will be open and disposal for city and county residents will be at no cost from 7 am to 1 pm. This is a joint event sponsored by the City and County. In case of rain, it will be delayed uhtil Saturday, June 8. E-Waste and Tire Day will be scheduled for September.
Saturday, June 8 - Mimosas in the Market, in downtown Corsicana, from 10 am to 3 pm. Sip, shop, and stroll with free Mimosas from local shop owners.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for the elderly and low income is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6 pm at the YMCA in Corsicana. For more information, call Judy Kilgore at 281-682-0928.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Area Volunteer Firefighters are always in need of bottled water. Please drop off at your local Volunteer Fire Department. Support your local Volunteer Firefighters!
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
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