Fran Townes, Derrick Days chairman, announced at the monthly meeting that new event Oil Baron’s Ball is already halfway sold out, and that it is being underwritten by Guardian Industries and Oil City Iron Works. The event, which will benefit Derrick Days and VOICE, also just received a $5,000 grant from the Navarro Community Foundation. The ball is capped at 120 tickets, so act quickly, by contacting Gina Dieterichs at (903) 872-0180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Townes also mentioned another new event, the Food Pantry booth. For each item of food that is donated, the donor will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the day, there will be a drawing for a $500 cash prize.
Each committee chairman reported the status of their event, including the Second Annual Biker Bash, chili cookoff, Oil Town Minithon, Derrick Days Parade, the Car Show and the kickoff Pocket Park lunch on Wednesday of that week, which will have the added benefit of an evening fete with hot dogs and live music in the Pocket Park again from 5 to 7 p.m.
“We would like for downtown Merchants to run specials on merchandise during Derrick Days,” Townes said.
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Campbell named ‘Texas Aviator of the Year’
It was quite an honor for Corsicana's “Dr. Dave.” The longtime Corsicana physician, and namesake of C. David Campbell Field at the Corsicana airport was named 2014 Texas Aviator of the Year by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Kids at Hop Downtown offer insights into holiday
The Hop Downtown, sponsored by the Main Street Office and local businesses, was colorful, loud and joyous, with Easter Bunny photos, free eggs, cookies, a bounce house and face painting Thursday afternoon in downtown Corsicana.
Two churches set to close
Two local United Methodist churches are going through the early stages of closing their doors.
Barry United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church in north Corsicana are both ending their ministries, according to their respective pastors.
Baker named hospital ‘Employee of Year’
Navarro Regional Hospital has named Sandy Baker as 2013 Employee of the Year. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Baker was chosen from among 327 fellow employees for the honor.
Church News for Friday, April 18, 2014
News and announcements submitted by congregations throughout Navarro County.
Mounted shoot event draws wide interest
A fast-growing sport among western enthusiasts is taking center stage in Hubbard next weekend.
The Hubbard Rodeo Association is hosting a Cowboy Mounted Shoot on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27
Calicos to host dance clinic Saturday
The Corsicana High School Calico Drill Team will host a special dance clinic for girls in 6th , 7th and 8th grade this Saturday, April 19 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Calico Dance Studio
Helping our fellow man
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.
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