Things are getting spiced up for the 2013 Boys & Girls Club Bowl-a-Thon. This year, some friendly competition is being encouraged amongst the local businesses and churches in the surrounding area. Each organization is being asked to sponsor a Bowling Team.
Just imagine if the members of Mount Olive Baptist Church were to participate in a bowling match against Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Hmmmm, which congregation has the best bowlers in the Navarro County? Guess we will just have to wait and see on the scheduled day of the event, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bulldog Lanes in Corsicana. The winners would not only receive bragging rights for the remainder of the year, but a prized $150 Gas Card. Not interested in sponsoring a team? Not a problem. Individual donations are also encouraged and welcomed. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Navarro County. Also, all contributions are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Tasha White of the Boys & Girls Club at (903) 872-9231. Support a child today through a great game of bowling.
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A beautiful day, delicious food and the very entertaining Mike Doocy of Fox 4 Sports combined to provide United Way volunteers with a lot of appreciation for their hard work in the 2014 campaign.
YMCA warns against woman fraudulently soliciting funds
A woman has been soliciting funds, falsely portraying herself as representing the YMCA, Executive Director Terry Seth reported late Wednesday afternoon. A business owner in town informed Seth a lady solicited his business, saying she was raising money for the YMCA for a program for deaf children. Seth says the YMCA does not have such a program.
Wine and walking
About a dozen local businesses are opening their doors for the Derrick Days Wine and Cheese stroll this year, and many are only doing it as an open house opportunity.
The stroll is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. April 24 in downtown Corsicana. It's free and open to the public.
Remembering West: Ceremony to mark first anniversary
In April 2013, the city of West was forever changed after an explosion at a fertilizer plant killed 15 people and altered the landscape of the tiny Texas town. A year after that deadly blast, the city will stop to remember that fateful day and pay tribute to those who were lost, including Navarro County firefighter Perry Calvin, one of the first responders killed by the blast.
Navarro College seeks public input at Town Hall event
Community perception of the role Navarro College plays, and how it can better serve Corsicana and Navarro County is the goal of a Town Hall meeting called at the college for Monday, April 21. The town hall presentation will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Richard M. Sanchez Library on the Corsicana campus.
Annual 'Hop Downtown' Easter party Thursday
The Easter Bunny will once again be making its annual pre-Easter stop in Corsicana Thursday for an appearance at the Downtown Corsicana “Hop Downtown” party. The event is taking place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with activities up and down Beaton Street in downtown Corsicana.
Countdown to Derrick Days
A small town hosting a big event like Derrick Days takes a lot of volunteers, coordination and details — lots and lots of details. That's what Tuesday's meeting of the Derrick Days Committee consisted of, nailing down the last-minute wrinkles to make sure things run smoothly next week.
Police advise caution with roof repair
After the hail storm Monday, the Corsicana Police Department began receiving several calls from citizens reporting roofing contractors going door to door soliciting to inspect and repair roofs from possible hail damage.
Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings
Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
Ready for the IRS?
The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. If you're due a refund — and about three-fourths of filers get refunds — April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all.
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