Saturday, April 21 - The Corsicana Derrick days 1k/5k race, presented by the Corsicana Lions Club, starts at 9 am. For as little as $100, businesses or individuals can have their name on the shirts, for $250 you get your name and logo and $500 gets you a large ad on over 250 shirts that are worn by runners and people throughout the year. 100% of all money raised from the race goes to local Navarro County charities. Register to run the race at the YMCA in Corsicana or at www.derrickdays.com or contact Bryan Hutchins at 903-654-0808. You can also register on race day.
Saturday, April 21 - Healthy Kids Day from 10 am to 2 pm at the YMCA. You do not have a member of the YMCA to join in.
Saturday, April 21 - Denim and Diamonds at the Corsicana Municipal Airport, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm, benefitting the Mildred Education Foundation. There will be a silent auction, dinner, and dancing, with live music from Triple Nickel. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 903-654-2838.
Saturday, April 21 - Everyone is invited for Free Hotdogs, along with the Open Door's Annual Fun Day Event: tricycle race and other outdoor activities from 11 am - 4 pm at Open Door Church of God in Christ 1201 East 8th Ave., Corsicana. For more information, please call and leave message 903-875-8348
Tuesday, April 24 - Live Auction Benefit for 3-year-old Brody Brunton, son of Ben and Kristen Brunton, beginning at 12 noon at the Corsicana Livestock Auction in Angus. Brody was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and needs your support. Donations are being accepted for the aucton. If you can donate baked goods or any other items, please call Bodie Gist 903-2369-0784, Patsy Rickert 972-351-2181, Becky Nicholson 903-879-3987, Judy Hornik 214-797-5818, or Wilda Arnold 972-935-6779.
Tuesday, April 24 - Community National Bank and Trust of Texas is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm at 321 N. 15th St. on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brenda Stubbs at (903) 641-4514.
Tuesday, April 24 - Free Advance Planning Seminar presented by Corley Funeral Home at the Kinsloe House, 618 W. 3rd Avenue. Enjoy a complimentary light meal and get answers to your questions. Learn about legal tools, ways keep your assets safe, and advance planning. Relax with your friends and neighbors, invite a family member, and visit with the speakers after the program. You'll be able to enter a door prize drawing and receive a free information packet to take home. Call 903-874-3755 to make your reservation.
Wednesday, April 25 - Free Hot Dog Lunch and Dinner in Pocket Park, downtown Corsicana, from 11 am to 1 pm with live music from Caleb Grant, and again from 5 to 7 pm with music from Byron Haynie. For more information, call 903-654-4851.
Thursday, April 26 - Downtown Wine and Cheese Stroll, from 5-7 pm. Entertainment by the Side Car Band.
Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28 - The Derrick Days Carnival in downtown Corsicana from 6-10 pm. All rides are one price on Thursday. For more information, call 903-654-4851.
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.
Friday, April 27 - Navarro County Derrick Days Pro Rodeo at the Navarro County Expo Center. Doors open a 6 pm. Mutton Bustin' for the kids at 7 pm, followed by the rodeo from 8-10 pm.
Friday, April 27 - Derrick Days Block Party at Collin Street and 12th Street. The music starts at 7:30 pm, featuring the Sloppy Joe Band from Waco. For more information, call 903-654-4851.
Saturday, April 28 - Derrick Days Parade, downtown Corsicana, at 9 am.
Saturday, April 28 - Derrick Days Family Activities 9 am - 5 pm.
Saturday, April 28 - Tolbert Saanctioned Chili Cookoff 9 am - 5 pm.
Saturday, April 28 - Oil History Tours at the Palace Theater, 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
Saturday, April 28 - Volunteer Fire Truck Pull.
Saturday, April 28 - Cornhole Tournament. Registration at 11:30 am, Doubles start at 12:30 pm, Singles begin at 3:30 pm.
Saturday, April 28 - Derrick Days Horse Shoe and Washer Tournaments. Sign up by calling one of the following numbers: Horse Shoes - Bill Hatley @ 903-229-8808 or Trophies Unlimited @ 903-872-6292; Washer Tournament - Matt Beamon @ 325-262-3974 or Trophies Unlimited @ 903-872-6292, or go by Trophies Unlimited to sign up.
Saturday, April 28 - Derrick Days 42 Tournament: Free play on Friday night and the tournament begins Saturday April 28 at 8:30 am. Limited to the first 16 teams to pay $20 per team. Call Brad Haynie for more information and to sign up. 903-654-7575
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.
Saturday, April 28 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., presents Rockin' Kountry Karaoke from 8 pm to closing, providing music and songs for you to sing. Come out, sing some songs, dance a few steps, have a few cold ones with your friends. For more information, call 903-874-3938 after 2 pm.
Wednesday, May 2 through Saturday, May 5 - Petty's Chapel Baptist Church will be celebrating 125 years of ministry with a Revival beginning May 2nd through May 4th, at 7 pm nightly, with guest speaker Evangelist Alton Ray from Burleson. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come. The Saturday May 5th Celebration will be from 2- 8 pm. This is a Free Event, and everyone is welcome. There will be various individual singers on the outside stage beginning at 2 pm with special guests Martin Jenkins and The Unity Heirs. The indoor worship in song and praise begins at 3:45 pm in our sanctuary with Pat Haba and features special guests Eternal River Band, Saint Luke Choir, and will be followed by a Historical Presentation. A free meal will be served at 5:30 followed by a time of fellowship. We will meet in the Sanctuary again at 6:45 with special music by Estalee Bates, Orville Shindol, and Randy Shindol. The final group will be our special guests The Gospel Five. Petty's Chapel Baptist Church is located on Old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45.
Thursday, May 3 - 50th anniversary of the crash of Braniff Flight 352 at Dawson will be observed with a memorial service in the Dawson High School auditorium.
Thursday, May 3 - Out On The Porch Country Fiesta, presented by the Pioneer Village Performing Series, from 5 to 7 pm. Entertainment by the band Crossroads and cowboy poet David Dill. Enjoy food, drinks, and free margaritas and beer until gone, then BYOB. There will be dancing in the streets. The Taco Station Food Truck will be serving food. Admission is free. For more information, call 903-654-4846 or903-654-4874.
Friday, May 4 - Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, a non-profit that advocates for small-scale farmers and ranchers, cottage food producers, beekeepers and other local food producers, will make a stop in Hillsboro during its "Raise Your Voice" tour of Texas. Growers and producers are invited to this town-hall-style listening session and a workshop on legal and business issues for farmers, held at Hill County College. It's free and registration is available at farmandranchfreedom.org/Raise-Your-Voice.
Friday, May 4 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., will have music by One Less Monkey from 8 pm to closing. Come out, dance a few steps, have a few cold ones with your friends, and enjoy good country music. For more information, call 903-874-3938 after 2 pm.
Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 - Garage Sale hosted by the Kerens Ex-Student Association at the KESA Building in Kerens. Proceeds go to scholarships. Donated items are being accepted. For more information, call 903-396-2517 or 214-232-2192.
Saturday, May 5 - Kenny Grace Benefit at the American Legion, 632 N.Beaton, Corsicana, beginning at noon. There will be pool, shuffleboard, and horseshoe tournaments, a live auction, and a raffle for a rifle or shotgun (your choice). Enjoy a BBQ dinner for $10 a plate, with with brisket, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw, red beans, peach cobbler, banana pudding and more. Proceeds will help with Kenny's medical expenses. For more information, call Betty Rousey at 903-654-3399 for more information and where to drop off donated items for the action.
Sunday, May 6 - Free Gospel Concert at the Corsicana Opry, 215 E. 5th Ave., at 2 pm, featuring The Gospel Five, Southern Rains, and Bella Voce. For more information, call 903-872-6779.
Saturday, May 12 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., presents Rockin' Kountry Karaoke from 8 pm to closing providing music and songs for you to sing. Come out, sing some songs, dance a few steps, have a few cold ones with your friends. For more information, call 903-874-3938 after 2 pm.
Monday, May 14th - Blooming Grove High School Student Council is hosting a blood drive. Carter BloodCare will have donation buses on the high school parking lot from 8 am - 2 pm. Please call 903-879-2651 to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, May 19 - Opening day for the Navarro County Farmers Market. Attention all local gardeners! If you're interested in being a vendor this year, please contact Ronnie Farmer soon. Call 903-641-8878 for more information.
Saturday, May 19 - 20th Annual Corsicana Airsho at Corsicana Municipal Airport. Gates open at 8:30 am. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per car. Free admission to Veterans, Active Military Personnel and their families. Rides will available in several Warbirds on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, May 19 - 4th Annual G.W. Jackson Heritage Rodeo at the Navarro County Youth Expo, 4021 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana. Gate opens at 5:30 pm, rodeo begins at 7 pm. Admission is $10 presale; $15 at the gate, children 5 and younger free. There will be bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, mutton busting, calf scramble, youth events, pony express relay, petting zoo, and pony rides. Vendor spaces are available. For more information, call Chester Bradley 214-405-6332, Charles Betts 903-654-4279, or Brother Gilder, rodeo producer 469-474-6414.
Saturday, May 26 - Kerens Veterans Day Program presents the Red Brick Classic Car Show and Fish Fry. Car registration will be from 9 am to noon, with awards presented at 1:30 pm. The Fish Fry will be from 11 am to 1 pm. Admission is $10.
Saturday, May 26 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., presents Rockin' Kountry Karaoke from 8 pm to closing providing music and songs for you to sing. Come out, sing some songs, dance a few steps, have a few cold ones with your friends. For more information, call 903-874-3938 after 2 pm.
Saturday, June 2 - Back the Blue Car Show from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 21 on Highway 31 (Seventh Ave.), across from Atwoods, at The Tiger Tote in Corsicana. Proceeds will benefit the Brent Thompson Navarro County Fallen Officers Fund and The Corsicana Police Officers Association.
Free music lessons at Templo de Revival every Monday at 6:30 pm. Pastors Pedro and Gloria Aceves invite you to learn drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and vocals. For more information, contact Josh 903-229-8336 or Jennifer 903-641-2819.
Corsicana Public Library Events:
Tech Thursday, April 19th from 2 - 5 pm.
Open Mic Poetry Night, Friday, April 20th from 6-8 pm.
Story Time Every Wednesday at 10 am.
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
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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