From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
— A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County
The Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade will be kicked off at 6 p.m. Line up will begin at 5 p.m. at the old K-mart parking lot on N. 13th St. For information or to sign up, contact Dennis Thornberg at (903) 872-2133. There is no entry fee. Following the parade, the lighting of Community Park is scheduled to take place on Oaklawn Drive.
Navarro County Toy Run will leave the VFW, 4609 W. Hwy 31 at 11 a.m. for a scenic country ride that ends up back at the VFW. Cars, bikes and clubs all welcome! There will be food, drinks and music, as well as a 50/50 drawing and auction. For more information, contact (903) 654-8944 or (903) 641-9822.
Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 10 a.m. at United Christian Fellowship Hall located across from the flagpole at Navarro College on W. Hwy 31. All ages are welcome to come pack. Friday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. we will be at this location receiving donations and setting up the lines for packing. Anyone wishing to help would be greatly appreciated and very welcome! Please bring any name of a deployed soldier before Friday if possible. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.
The House of Refuge will sell raffle tickets for the homemade quilts to give away at Bealls in College Park Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will go toward operation of the House of Refuge.
Authors of “Out of Our Minds” by the North Texas Professional Writers Association will sign copies of their book from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Book Rack, 2304 W. Park Row in Pantego (near Bedford). The signing at Hasting’s Books in Waxahachie has been delayed until spring.
Kerens Garden Club will present its Tour of Homes and Winter Wonderland from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. Three homes on the tour are the home of Judy and Norton Conner, Cindy Scott, and Dora and Miguel Palafox. The tour ends at New Garden Park in Kerens, where refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sharon Marrs at Kerens Library by calling (903) 396-7755.
The City Of Blooming Grove will hold its Monthly City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce, Blooming Grove.
The Blooming Grove Historical Society will have a covered dish dinner at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce in Blooming Grove. All interested people are invited to attend. For more information call 903-695-2724 or 903-973-2635.
American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the Legion, 632 N. Beaton. Come join our Post 22. This meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month.
Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka Methodist Church. Final plans will be made for the Christmas Project as well as future programs. Bring your favorite Christmas snacks, dips, chips, candies etc. and enjoy the fellowship with your friends and neighbors in celebrating the real “reason for the season!”
The Board of Directors of Kinsloe House invites members to its Christmas Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kinsloe House. The house will be decorated for the holidays and there will be food, music and fun for all. This is an annual tradition at Kinsloe House. There will also be a silent auction with many beautiful and interesting items for all to bid on. Members, be sure to put this on your calendar and come visit, feast on good food, and listen to Christmas music.
Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Fire Station. The speaker will be Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten. Everone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
A Christmas concert by the combined choirs of Corsicana ISD will take place at 7 p.m. at the Corsicana High School Auditorium. Choirs from Drane Intermediate, Collins Middle, and Corsicana High schools will perform individually, and in a combined group of 300 students. The concert is free and open to the public. The choirs will also be selling a Christmas CD at the event. The CDs will cost about $10.
Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., will host a free drive-thru Nativity Scene from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Shakers and Scrapers Car Club will hold its annual toy drive starting at 3 p.m. Please bring one or more unwrapped toy along with your classic car, truck, motorcycle. Admire each other’s cars and make sure those less fortunate have a wonderful Christmas. All toys will be donated to The Salvation Army. Gather at Don’s Auto Center (Old Stewart’s Auto) at Second Ave. and Beaton Street. For more information, call Dan at (903) 467-7170.
A Charity Benefit Musical to benefit the Navarro County Family Services and the Navarro County Food Pantry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 W. Hwy 31. Please come and support the organizations that help many families with food, clothing, medicine and spiritual guidance. You can help with a monetary donation, canned goods, or non-perishable items. Sponsored by Catherine Wright, Ruby Williams, and Family Service board members. If you can’t be present, please contact Catherine Wright at (903) 872-4949 to pick up your monetary donations and/or non-perishable food items. To mail a donation to Family Service Association, address it to 517 N. Commerce, Corsicana TX 75110.
Big C Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. at Martin’s Music Hall, 201 S. Beaton. Starring Zanada Schoppert, Chuck Wiginton, Ron Sikes, Joe Honea, Jody Thomas, and Bobby Fluker, emcee, with Fred Hayes, Billy Roy Mitcham and Stan Lawhon. Special guests are Alton Hurley and Alyssa Lawhon. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call (903) 641-1538.
Holiday Tour of Homes to benefit the Blooming Grove Historical Society will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the homes of David and M’lis Long, Chad Briggs, Tim Nicholson, Sherry Smith, and Jean Hinkle. Tickets are available at Blooming Grove businesses or by calling (903) 695-2724, (903) 695-2821, or (903) 695-2800.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 5's Christmas meeting will be at the Lone Star Room of the Kenneth Walker Dining Hall at Navarro College at 6 p.m. You must RSVP for this catered meal, please call Trudy at 903-874-7050 to give a head count by Dec. 4.
Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classes will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.
The Corsicana Emergency Corps., located at 416 South 12th Street in Corsicana, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The general public is invited to attend. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For further information, please call (903) 872-5072.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W. Seventh Ave, Corsicana. Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb, 28, 1961 and May 7,1975, or in ANY duty location between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7,1975. The veteran must submit a copy of his/her DD Form 214 along with the application and dues. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting.
National Active/Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Buffet in Ennis. Members and guests are welcome. Dist. 3 representative Bernie Owens will install chapter officers and provide related comments. Bring canned goods for distribution to “Helping Hands” in Ennis. For information in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092; in Ennis call (214) 949-6197; Waxahachie call (469) 939-8102; or Midlothian call (972) 268-5793.
The Flower Committee at Kinsloe House will present their contribution program called "Wrap It Up.” It's time to make your reservation to join us for a fun time. Mark your calendar soon as no reservation can be made after noon on Monday, Dec. 10.
The house is all dressed up for the holidays and we hope you will enjoy a joyous occasion. Dress is Christmas casual!
The committee members are Sandra Curtis, Judith Steely, Joan Summitt, Arlene Stewart, Linda Cross, Terri Orn, Barbara Erwin, Rita Edens, and Pam Dunn. Kay Hable is the chairman.
We will be looking for you!
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its Christmas meeting at 11 a.m. at the Kinsloe House. Zanada Schoppert will entertain the group with a medley of holiday favorites. This is the perfect way to celebrate the Holidays with friends old and new! Representatives from our charities will be on hand to receive our donations to their organizations. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.
The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be Christmas music presented by a quartet composed of Bernie Thompson, Larry Talbert, Peggy Smith and Lucy Waterman. All former school employees are invited to attend.
Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.
A Frost High School Variety show, complete with bell choir, magic act and dancing and singing, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Frost Auditorium. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for anyone younger than 18 years. Following the show will be refreshments provided by the Collin Street Bakery. The money raised from the event will go towards a school trip to New York City next summer.
The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House). We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile. We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed. Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.
Jan. 5, 2013
Mary Peterson Child Care Center will hold a concert and reception at 7:30 p.m. at The Cook Center. The purpose of the concert is to raise funds for a new facility to be constructed for Mary Peterson Child Care Center. This awareness event is themed “Bridge to the Future — Mary Peterson Child Care Center.”