Wednesday, December 6 - Winter Jazz Band Concert at 6 pm in the Cook Education Center at Navarro College.
Saturday, December 9 - Christmas in the Park in Downtown Dawson from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be Panckaes with Santa from 9:30 to 10:30, a vendor market, music, a car show, a parade, and delicious treats.
Saturday, December 9 - 9th Annual Lane Brown Toy Run and Food Drive at the IOOF Center, 601 N 45th St, Corsicana, from 10 am to 6 pm benefitting families of Navarro County during the holiday season. Poker Run begins at 10 am. Get an Annual T-shirt with a $15 donation or 10 non-perishable food items. There will be silent and live auctions, food trucks, and vendors. For more information, call 903-875-1752.
Tuesday, December 12 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at Bubba's BBQ in Ennis from 11 am until 1 pm. Bubba's BBQ is located at 201 S. I-45 in Ennis, next door to Tractor Supply. The guest speaker will be Derek Kester, Executive Director of Compassion Corsicana. 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 972-878-6225.
Thursday, December 14 - Polar Express Movie Night at 5 pm at the Corsicana Palace Theater. Wear your coziest pajamas and embark on a festive journey. Free pictures with Santa from 5 to 6 pm. After the movie, indulge in free holiday sundaes!
The Corsicana Animal Shelter is in need of blankets, sheets, towels, dry dog food, and cat litter! Please donate if you can. Call 903-654-4928 or visit them at 617 S. 12th Street, Corsicana.
Inspire a love of reading! Enroll your child in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and get a FREE BOOK every month until their 5th birthday. Visit imaginationlibrary.com for more information, or call the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 903-874-3781. The church is located at 312 N. 13th Street.
Food Giveaway every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm at Church Of Hope, 3308 N. Beaton. No registration required, just drive up and get free food.
First Baptist Church of Eureka Womens Ministry is hosting the Eureka Vendor Market on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to 3 pm at 8718 S. Highway 287, Eureka (about 10 minutes south of Corsicana on 287). We plan to host this event through the warmer months of the year in support of our womens conference held yearly in June. We would like to invite the community to come out and enjoy the unique vendors, food, and fun, while supporting local small businesses, women owned businesses, & more, in a family oriented atmosphere. VENDORS WANTED contact Marsha by email at email@example.com for information on becoming a vendor. Include your name, business name, products offered, and phone number.
RED is more than just a color on Fridays. In fact, it stands for "Remember Everyone Deployed", meaning the color red is a reminder for you to take the time every Friday to remember our troops. Please support our military servicemen by wearing a red shirt on Fridays! 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.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to our senior neighbors, stop and enjoy a short friendly visit, and observe to ensure the senior is doing well. Most routes take less than an hour. You choose how often you volunteer: once a week, a month, or just on occasion. You'll need your own transportation, a valid drivers license, car insurance, a working mobile phone, and pass a background check. Call Jessica at 972-268-3851 or complete an application online at mownct.org/volunteer to sign up today!
Mimosas at the Market is held from 10 am to 3 pm the second Saturday of each month. This event attracts locals and tourists from all over Texas to stroll our historic streets, sip on refreshing complimentary mimosas, and enjoy downtown shopping for everyone. For more information, call the Corsicana Main Street office at 903-654-4850.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Ave., offers an exercise class every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Fred Biltz at 903-654-4980.
HOPE TO GO FOOD PANTRY, a partner agency of the North Texas Food Bank, is now in operation. Navarro County residents may receive free food in emergency situations without qualifying based on income. The office is open from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday at Mildred Baptist Church at 5502 S. Hwy 287, directly across from the Mildred schools. Regular Distribution schedule: First and Third weeks of the month, Tuesday: 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 11:30 am. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-303-2402.
The Northside Baptist Church Care Center, 2900 N. Beaton, invites those who are hungry and in need of assistance to come by for help. They are open Monday and Wednesday 9-3 and Friday 9-12.
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 Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30. For more information, call Fred Biltz at 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.
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