Collin Street Bakery is holding job fairs Fridays at 9 am at 401 West 7th Avenue. They are hiring in all departments. You can download an application on the bakery's website at collinstreet.com to fill out ahead of time, or you can fill one out at the job fair.
Saturday, October 24 - Car Show and Auction, on Beaton Street, benefitting the Brent Thompson Fallen Officers Fund. Car Show from 10 am to 2 pm. Concert from 11 am to noon. Veterans Tribute at noon. Auction from 12:30 to 2 pm. Awards ceremony at 2 pm. Bake Sale all day, food all day, axe throwing, a 50/50 jar, and more. $20 entry fee. Donations are being accepted, and volunteers are needed that day from 8 am to 3 pm. For more information call Sandra at 903-229-8754.
Saturday, October 24 - Chattanooga Glass Company Corsicana Plant Reunion in the Mildred Baptist Church Gym, 5502 W. Hwy 287. Fellowship begins at 2 pm. Fish Fry with all the trimmings will be served at about 4 pm for $10 per plate. An auction and door prizes will follow. All employees, spouses, and widows from 1956 until the closing of the plant are welcome. For more information, call Herman Marr at 903-229-2190 or Richard Rash at 903-654-2196.
Thursday, October 29 - Final day for signups for the Angel Tree program of the Corsicana Salvation Army for families in need of assistance this coming holiday season. Families requesting assistance can register by telephone weekdays from 9 am to noon by calling the Salvation Army office at 903-874-7131. When calling, you'll need to have information about the children, the parent or legal guardian, sources of income, and household expenses.
Friday, October 30 - Haunted Drive-By from 3 to 6 pm (weather permitting). Enter the "Alley of Horror" at 210 E. 5th Ave., across from the Corsicana Opry. There will be a candy hand-out if you can make it through the terror 'til the end. Presented by the Corsicana Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, call 903-654-4874.
Thursday, November 5 - Corsicana Community Blood Drive from 12:30 to 5:30 pm at St. Luke United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 2308 Bowie Dr Corsicana. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon Gift card via email. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "corsicana". You can also call 1-800-RedCross.
Saturday, November 14 - Mimosas at the Market from 10 am to 3 pm in Downtown Historic Corsicana. Some of the downtown shop owners will serve complimentary mimosas. 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, November 21 - The Gospel Five's 26th Annual Appreciation Banquet at the MLK Community Center, 1114 E. 6th Avenue, Corsicana, at 6:30 pm. Come have BBQ brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad, tea, and dessert. There will be door prizes and some great music! Tickets are $10, available from Gayland Thomas at 903-467-7068 or Terry Thomas at 903-851-0844.
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.
Saturday, December 12 - Mimosas at the Market from 10 am to 3 pm in Downtown Historic Corsicana. Some of the downtown shop owners will serve complimentary mimosas. 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.
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