Saturday, February 24 - Emhouse Community Center Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser at the Emhouse Community Center from 12:00 noon - until all the spaghetti is gone! Beef spaghetti, chicken spaghetti, green salad, bread, iced tea, dessert. $7 for adults - $5 for children. There will also be other items for sale. There are some good cooks in this group, so it will be well worth your while, and you'll be helping the Community Center.
Saturday, February 24 - Chili Cookoff Fundraiser for Corbet-Oak Valley Fire Department at the IOOF Administration building, 3440 W. 2nd Ave., Corsicana, starting at 1pm. $5 per bowl, cornbread and drinks are included, and you get to judge the contestants. $25 entry fee for contestants. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. There will also be raffles for a hunting rifle and a 5-drawer Cornwell tool box. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Please help support your local firefighters!
Wednesday, February 28 - Dawson High School is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm at 199 N. School Avenue in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Susan Henderson at (254) 578-1031.
Friday March 2 - Groesbeck Ag Boosters, a non-profit that raises money to benefit students in agriculture, presents Buckeye Donkey Basketball at Groesbeck High School from 7-9 pm. Advance tickets are $8 and $10 at the door. Please "like" our Facebook page for additional information. https://www.facebook.com/GroesbeckAgBooster/
Saturday, March 3 - Fish Fry and Live/Silent Auction Benefit for Cliff Williams at Frost I.S.D. Cafeteria. Take-out plates will be available at 5 pm, meal served at 5:30 pm, $8 each. Silent Auction from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Live Auction begins at 7 pm. For those unable to attend, a GoFundMe account has been set up with the name Cliff Williams Benefit Fund. There is also an account by the same name set up at Community National Bank for donations. There will be a raffle for great prizes, which is separate from the Auction and will be held on March 28th. Tickets are $100, and can be purchased at Frost I.S.D.
Thursday, March 8 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Mickey Gilley live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
Friday, March 9 - The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Avenue, at 9:45 am. Guest speaker will be District 12 president Earl Wall.
Tuesday, March 13 - The Derrick Days Commitee will meet in the Nancy Roberts room in the Corsicana Public Library. Volunteers are welcome.
Thursday, March 22 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Doug Stone live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tour of Corsicana Bike Stage Race. Afternoon and evening shifts available. Please help us make this great event possible. Give the Chamber of Commerce a call at 903-874-4731.
Through April 15 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is offering free income tax help for low income and senior citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6 pm at the Corsicana YMCA and on Wednesdays from 1-4 pm at the Kerens Library. For more information or to make an appointment, call 281-682-0928.
Thursday, April 19 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Bill Anderson live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
Friday, April 27 - The Palace Theatre presents Country superstar Wynonna, with her band The Big Noise, at 7:30. For tickets, go to corsicanapalace.com, or call 903-874-7792.
Saturday, April 28 - Derrick Days Street Games, 5th Avenue at Main. There will be bed races, high heel races, tug-of-war, arm wrestling, plus all you can eat. Be there at 9 am, games start at 10 am. $50 entry fee for five member teams (includes at least one member of the opposite sex). Prizes will be awarded, plus bragging rights, for the top three teams in each event. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. To enter, stop by the Parks office at 200 N. 12th St. The deadline is 5 pm on Thursday, April 26th. For more information, call 903-654-4874.
Corsicana Public Library Events:
Tech Thursday, February 22nd from 2-5 pm.
Corsicana Writers Guild, February 26th at 6:30 pm.
Story Time Every Wednesday at 10 am.
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. Please drop off at 617 N. Main, Corsicana, or call 903 641 3259.
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