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!
Thursday, May 13 - Keller Williams is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 4 pm at 423 N. Main in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Christy Huffman at (903) 874-1117.
Friday, May 14 - H-E-B is hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 pm at 201 S. 15th St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kristy at (903) 874-4778.
Saturday, May 15 - Farmers 2 Families Food Distribution at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Avenue, Corsicana, from 11 am until all gone. There will be food, milk, meat, vegetables, fruit, etc. Volunteers are needed. For more information, call 903-872-5046.
Saturday, May 22 - Corsicana Lions Club’s third annual R. Lowell Thompson Memorial Disc Golf Tournament at Fullerton-Garrity Park. Registration is $90 for a two-person team and $50 for a one-person team. Team check-in begins at 7:45 am. The tournament starts at 9. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place, 2nd place, longest drive, and closest to the hole. Pre-register by calling Ernest Kauffman at 903-851-3118.
Saturday, May 22 - The Barry Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual spring BBQ Fundraiser from 5 to 7 pm. Rain or shine! Due to the ongoing pandemic, the department has decided to have a drive-thru service, allowing for social distancing. Weather permitting there will be tables set up, allowing folks to dine & socialize if you so choose. Menu: brisket, sausage, chicken, beans, potato salad, cole slaw, & desserts!
Friday, May 28 - Rent-A-Center is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 4 pm at 842 W. 7th Avenue in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Afton Aldama at (903) 874-6758.
Saturday, May 29 - Red Brick Classic Car Show and Fish Fry. Registration from 9 am - 12 pm. Entry fee is $20. Judging will begin at noon. Trophies will be awarded at 1:30 pm for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Fish Fry at the KESA Building from 11 am to 1 pm. $10 per plate. 14 miles east of Corsicana on Highway 31. For more information, call Danny at 903-396-2590 or Greg at 903-467-6506.
Saturday, May 29 - Billy Joe Shaver Statue Fundraiser Street Dance on Collin Street in front of Napoli’s from 3 pm until midnight. Enjoy 9 hours of live music for a $15 cover charge. Live music by Peter Sinclair, Ira Bradford, Triple Nickel, Bryan Smith, and Lanky Moore with Randy Grimes. All proceeds go toward the Billy Joe Shaver statue.
Monday, May 31 - 13th Annual Memorial Day Service at 1pm at the Woodland Cemetery Gazebo Area. Guest Speaker: Elder Glenn Haynes of God's Holy Temple COGIC. Sponsored by Single Believers Ministries and The Woodland Cemetery Association. For more information, call 903-602-0373.
Wednesday, June 9 - City of Corsicana Park Pools open.
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.
Saturday, June 19 - 13th Annual Praise In The Park at Burnet Park from 5 to 6 pm. First Responders 6 pm to 7 pm worship. Special Guests: Chuck Bryant & The Wonderful Harmonizers of Huntsville. Bring your family, friends, & chairs. For more information, call 903-602-0373.
Thursday, July 1 - Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Dr., Corsicana, from 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment time.
Sunday, July 4 - Freedom Fireworks 2021 at IOOF Park. Admission is free. Fireworks begin at 9:25 pm. Presented by the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Sunday, August 1 - Pooch Paddle at Jester Park from 2 to 5 pm.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is available for low income and senior citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 until 6 pm at the Corsicana Y.M.C.A., and on Wednesdays from 1 until 4 pm at the Kerens Library. Call Judy Kilgore to make an appointment at 281-682-0928.
Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church will hand out free food boxes every Tuesday from 10 am to noon. Call 469-438-3737 by 3 pm on Monday to reserve your food box for Tuesday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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