Saturday, November 17 - Free Thanksgiving meals will be served at Dresden United Methodist Church at 4 pm. There will also be a silent auction and you can shop for Christmas. Come and eat turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pie. The church is located next to the cemetery, just west of the crossroads of FM 55 and FM 744. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 903-695-4233.
Sunday, November 17 - The Kerens Ministerial Alliance will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Community service at the First Baptist Church downtown Kerens at 6 pm. All are welcome.
Tuesday, November 20 - Community National Bank and Trust of Texas is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm at 321 N. 15th St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brenda Stubbs at (903) 641-4514.
Tuesday, November 20 - H-E-B Corsicana is hosting a blood drive from 1 pm to 6 pm at 201 S. 15th St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Ashley Beldin at (903) 874-4778.
Tuesday, November 20 - Fall Harvest Bazaar at First United Methodist Church, 315 N. 15th St., from 11 am to 1 pm. There will be a luncheon, silent auction, and bake sale. The menu consists of turkey spaghetti, green beans, salad, rolls and desserts. Adult tickets are $8 and child’s plate is $4. Children under six eat for free. For take-out orders, please call 903-874-5657. Phone lines will be open from 10 am to noon. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
Thursday, November 22 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., will be celebrating Thanksgiving from noon until the food runs out. They will be serving their annual Thanksgiving meal of turkey & dressing, ham, and all the trimmings, including dessert and the beverage of your choice. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
Thursday, November 22 - Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, 720 East Park Avenue, will be giving away Thanksgiving dinners to all group homes and anyone who would like a good, hot meal. Eat in or take it with you, from 11 am until all gone. Call 903-874-7273 or 903 872 3947 to place your orders. Free delivery for 3 or more orders. They will also be giving away winter clothes.
Thursday, November 29 - Navarro College is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 4 pm at 3200 W. 7th Avenue in the student center. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact O.L. Kelley at (903) 875-7570.
Friday, November 30 - Christmas festivities and Tree Lighting Ceremony start at 5 pm. Live music, cookies, photos with Santa, fireworks, and more.
Saturday, December 1 - Parade of Lights Christmas Parade & Historic Courthouse Grand Lighting from 6-9 pm. The parade will wind through Historic downtown Corsicana. This year's Grand Marshall will be the Corsicana High School Varsity Baseball Team. After the parade, everyone is invited to the Navarro County Courthouse where a grand lighting ceremony will be held. Visit festivalparadeoflights.com for more information.
Saturday, December 1 - Annual Navarro County Toy Run, presented by Wind and Fire MC chapters 146 and 164 at the VFW, 4609 W. Hwy. 31, beginning at 11 am. Enjoy a scenic ride. All cars, bikes, and clubs are welcome. There will be food, drinks, music, a 50/50 drawing, and an auction. Please bring a new unwrapped toy or a cash donation of $10. For more information, call Marty at 903-6564-8944, Darrell at 903-875-9598, or Diane at 903-654-3464.
Sunday, December 2 - Kerens ex-Student Association is having a Celebration of Christmas Tables from 2 to 4 pm at Kerens ExStudent Association building in downtown Kerens. Tables still available for purchase at $20. Admission is $5 to view the decorated tables. Refreshments will be served. All monies will go for scholarships of students in Kerens High School. Door prizes. For more information, please contact Barbara Latta at 903-875-4374, Sue Armstrong at 214-232-2192, or Judy Goodwin at 903-467-4483.
Saturday, December 8 - 4th Annual Lane Brown Toy Run and Food Drive at the American Legion, from 12-5 pm, benefitting families of Navarro County during the holiday season. Poker Run begins at 10 am. $10 BBQ plates, a bike show, and an auction. Kids can visit with Santa from noon - 2 pm, and enjoy cookies, popcorn, and a bounce house. Auction items include a 6 gallon, 2 basket Cajun Fryer and a Pit Boss Rancher XL Pellet Smoker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. To get your tickets to win these items, contact Jason Brown or purchase them at The American Legion (see the bartender). You need not be present to win. For more information, call Jason Brown at 903-851-8142.
Saturday, December 8 - Westhill church of Christ at 3400 West Highway 22, Corsicana is hosting Forever His Day Camp 9 am - 2 pm. It's a day designed for children Pre-K through 6th grade with special needs. There will be stations that they will be able to engage in such as games, crafts, story time, puppet shows, photo booth, black light room, scavenger hunt, and more! There will also be child care available for siblings during this time so that parents can have some time to themselves to do whatever they wish for a few hours. Space is limited, so go to westhillchurchofchrist.org. Go to the “Events” tab and click on “Forever His” and fill out the detailed registration page so we can know as much about your child as we can to help make their day the best day possible! After you submit your registration you will be contacted by the church to confirm everything and answer any questions you may have. To ensure your confidence in us, we want you to know that we will have trained volunteers known as “buddies” that will assist your child the whole day. We also have medical personnel for any medical need. We will have proper bathroom and diapering stations, and follow your guidelines for dietary and medication needs. Your child will be in good hands and we will strive to make it the best day possible for them. For more information you can call the Westhill church of Christ office @ 903-872-5696 or email them at email@example.com.
Monday, December 10 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., will be hosting their December members meeting starting at 5:30 pm. All members and prospective members are invited to attend and participate in the decisions of Post activities. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
Word Alive Church has changed its name and will now be called Freedom Life Chapel, and the pastor is back full time. Services will be held every Sunday from 10 am to whenever the service ends. Located in the old movie theater behind Jack-In-The-Box on 7th Ave., Corsicana.
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.
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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