The Northside Baptist Church Care Center is open and full and waiting for clients. They are open Monday and Wednesday 9-3 and Friday 9-12, and plan to operate through the summer. There are people that are hungry and need assistance so the Care Center invites those in need of assistance to come by for help.
The Navarro County Farmers Market is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 7 am to 12 noon at 408 E. Sixth Ave., under the pavilion next to the Corsicana Daily Sun building on Business 45 at the foot of the overpass. Please support our local farmers!
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.
Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church is giving away food every Tuesday from 10 am - 12 pm. Please reserve a food box on Monday by 3 pm so they can prepare it. Call Sister Franks at Hope Pantry Ministry at 469-438-4737
Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4 - Backpacks of Love from 9 am to 7 pm at Navarro College Cook Center, 3100 West Collin Street, Corsicana. This event benefits Navarro County students in need of school supplies. You must provide ID for parent, proof of enrollment, and proof of income. For more information, call or text 903-874-2517.
Wednesday, August 4 - Corsicana Rotary Club is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 2 pm at 1465 W. 2nd Avenue in the parking lot of City National Bank on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Vickie Carpenter at (254) 297-4004.
Wednesday, August 4, Thursday, August 5, and Friday, August 6 - Vacation Bible School at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 East 13th Avenue, from 6 to 8 pm. A light meal will be provided each night. There will also be a cookout on Saturday, August 7th, from 11 am to 2 pm.
Thursday, August 5 - Community National Bank and Trust of Texas is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 3 pm at 321 N. 15th St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Riley Bland at (903) 641-4579.
Friday, August 6 - First Responders Appreciation Breakfast at Martin Luther King Community Center, 1114 E. 6th Ave., Corsicana, from 6:30 to 8:30 am. Free breakfast for all first responders. Tickets are $25, table for 8 is $150. Presented by Navarro Regional Hospital. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 903-874-4731.
Saturday, August 7 - Navarro County & City of Corsicana Cleanup Day from 7 am to 1 pm at Corsicana Regional Landfill on Jester Drive off of Highway 31. Bring your trash and junk to the landfill. This can include large appliances such as stoves, and washers, furniture, entertainment equipment such as TVs, speakers, and stereos, agricultural pesticide containers (must be triple rinsed, punctured or crushed), and daily household garbage. Tires will not be accepted. You must be a Navarro County resident and have proof of residency. If you are a business owner in Navarro County, but not a resident, you may take part in the Cleanup Day, but will need some type of verification, like a water bill, to prove your business is in Navarro County. All loads must be tarped and firmly secured to trucks and trailers according to TCEQ regulations. Assistance will be available to unload your junk/trash. Volunteers will also be available to take items to the landfill for elderly or disabled residents in the immediate Corsicana area. For this assistance, call 903-654-3075.
Tuesday, August 10 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana on 2021, from 11 am until 1 pm. The Sirloin Stockade is located at 2508 W.7th Ave.(TX Hwy 31) in Corsicana. The guest speaker for the meeting will be Jana Miller, Deputy Chief of Juvenile Probation for Navarro County. Ms Miller has fifteen years of experience in this work. It should be an interesting program. 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 469-552-6649, in Red Oak 412-722-6307, and in Midlothian 972-268-5793.
Friday, August 20 - Arcosa Benefit to aid two Streetman employees and their families in need. They will be selling brisket, turkey, and pulled pork plates, which include beans, potato salad, pickles, onions, bread, and cake, for $10 per plate. Plates may be picked up from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm the morning of the benefit at the Streetman Volunteer Fire Department, 219 Main Street, Streetman, next to the Post Office. They will also be selling whole briskets for $75 each, whole turkey breasts for $35 each, and pork butts for $40 each. You must order these one week in advance by emailing Kenny.email@example.com or Priscilla.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 27 through Sunday, August 29 - Corsicana Hydroplane Classic at Lake Halbert, 1600 Lake Halbert Road, for Corsicana's first ever hydroplane boat racing competition with speeds up to 90 mph on a 3/4 mile race course. On Friday, testing will be from noon to 5 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, racing will be held from noon to 5 pm. The event is free to the public and everyone is welcome.
Thursday, September 2 - Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Dr., Corsicana, from 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Donors must schedule and appointment by calling 1-800-RedCross. Walk-ups cannot be accepted due to COVID restrictions.
Friday, September 3 - Tire Collection Day. More details will be posted as soon as they become available.
Saturday, October 16, Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival 121 Colket Street, Kerens, beginning at 8 am. Free admission. All day festival with a chili cookoff, quilt show, raffles, children's games and rides, live entertainment all day long, evening street concert, arts and craft and food booths available. It's an annual event to raise funds for the Kerens Library.
Saturday, October 16 - The Coyote Squadron presents "The Best Little Airshow in Texas" at Corsicana Municipal Airport, KCRS, C David Campbell Field, 9000 Navarro Road, Corsicana. Join us for WWII Flying Warbirds, Aerobatic Acts, Precision Flying Teams, Sky Divers, Pyrotechnics and so much more. Food, drinks, vendors. Gates open 8:30 am. Entry is $10 per person or $20 per carload. Veterans and Active Military and Families are free.
Thursday, November 4 - Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Dr., Corsicana, from 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM. Visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment time.
City of Corsicana Park Pools are open for the summer. Jester Park Pool hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1 PM - 6 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM, Closed Monday & Tuesday. All Entries Pay $3. Pool Party Fees: $100 for 75 people, $125 for over 75. Bunert Park Pool hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1 PM - 6 PM, Closed Sunday-Tuesday. All Entries Pay $2. Pool Party Fee $50. Call the Parks and Recreation office to schedule a pool party at either park at (903) 654-4874. Pool Party hours available: morning 10 am - 12 pm, afternoon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Pools will close on Saturday, July 31.
24/7 Church provides free bibles and bible studies. Come enjoy Community Prayer Garden And Eschatology Library or just a cup of coffee and a chat. 903-422-6055
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 email@example.com, 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