Corsicana — A fundraising benefit for the family of Perry Calvin is taking place starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday along Third Avenue from Beaton Street to Main Street, and along Beaton Street from Third Avenue to Fourth Avenue.
Calvin was killed in the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant on April 17. He leaves behind a wife, two small children, and a third on the way. The family had no life insurance.
Several groups have pulled together for the Saturday benefit, all designed to raise funds for the benefit of the Calvin family.
Cars of Navarro County is holding a car show, with all proceeds going to the Calvin family.
Other activities include a bake sale, auction, petting zoo, a motorcycle show, and more.
Several fire departments will also be attending to honor Calvin, and a special tribute to firefighters will take place during the evening.
Everyone is asked to come and participate, and contribute as you can for the benefit of this fallen hero's family.