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April 24, 2013

Derrick Days kicks off with hot dog fest at Pocket Park

Corsicana — Despite chilly weather, the Derrick Days kickoff had all the elements of a successful first event Wednesday at the Pocket Park in downtown Corsicana.

The traditional luncheon is hot dogs and music, and those were in plentiful supply Wednesday, with music provided by the Byron Haynie band at lunch, and the Sloane McCain Band at the supper.

For Jennie Richardson and her daughter, Paulette Tipton, it’s the best part of Derrick Days’ week. They make the actual Derrick Days festival if they can, but they always make the hot dog luncheon.

“We do this every year,” Richardson said. “We’re into the kickoff. We always do the kickoff.”

The hot dog luncheon was provided by the C&C Trading Post, along with donations from Olé grocery, Frito-Lay, Dr Pepper, and Sunshine bakery. It was served by volunteers from the Lone Star Cowboy Church.

A new addition to the traditional Wednesday event was the addition of an evening version of the free meal from 5 to 7 p.m.

For Steve and Kathleen Armstrong all the Derrick Days events are worth seeing.

“It’s community. We like to support what the community’s doing,” Kathleen explained. “I think that’s what makes small town special — the fairs or festivals they put on.”

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “sound off” to this article? E-mail: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

Derrick Days Schedule   

Thursday, April 25

5:30 to 7 p.m. "Mystery in Tuckertown" art auction and contest benefiting VOICE, Inc. & Navarro Council of the Arts at the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery, 119 W. 6th Ave.

7:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Stroll through downtown

Friday, April 26

6:30 p.m. Chili’s Wing Eating Contest on Main Stage on Sixth Avenue behind the Warehouse.

7 to 8 p.m. MeMaw’s Misfits Line Dancing and Clogging on Main Stage.

7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oil Baron’s Ball (tickets required) in Pace Building at Fifth Avenue and Beaton.

8 to 10:30 p.m. Street Dance (free) featuring Allen Brown Band on Main Stage on Sixth Avenue, with fireworks during break; “Hindenburg Project” Led Zeppelin tribute band at The Remington at 122 West Third Avenue.

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