Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 19, 2013

Local Beat 9/20/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.

Sept. 21

Corsicana Vendor’s Day will have a Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting/grand opening at its inaugural show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 N. 13th Street (original KMart building) Pegasus Ballroom.



Mustang and Mildred VFDs will hold a fundrasier at Lake Halbert from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a car/bike show sponsored by Cars of Navarro County, a Ranch 106.9 Ice Cream “cookoff,” food, bands, water slides and other kid’s activities, as well as an auction with guns, deer stands, deer feeders and more.



Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is holding a Chili Pepper Festival Sept. 21 and 22 at the church at 3000 West State Highway 22. The family friendly event will feature two days of activities, including a chili pepper expo and salsa making contest. Activities for adults and children are planned. For more information, call the church at (903) 874-4473.





When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its first Fall Riding High Horsemanship program at the Break N Free Camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events are free to all medically challenged, special needs, disabled children and their immediate siblings up to the age 21. A handicapped ramp is available, as well as side/front walkers. Lunch will be provided. The Break N Free Camp is located in Rice at 4719 NE CR 1040. Please call for directions and to RSVP at (903) 422-6120.



The Corsicana High School Cheerleaders will hold a Cheer Clinic at the Corsicana High School gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $25 per girl, includes a free T-shirt and pass to the Friday night Pink Out game. For more information contact Brandi Mrazek at (903) 641-5585.



Martin Luther king Community Center Board members will sponsor its annual Fundraiser Breakfast and Membership drive from 8 to 11 a.m. at 1114 E. Sixth Ave. The cost of breakfast is $5 per plate. Please come out and help support the Martin Luther King Center. The Center has been in the community for 77 years. If you have questions or need tickets, call Darlene Jackson at (903) 872-3585 or (903) 654-1331.



Sept. 22

The Warehouse Living Arts Center will hold auditions for “Annie Get Your Gun,” by Irving Berlin, Herbert & Dorothy Fields as revised by Peter Stone. The auditions will be held in the WLAC Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Callbacks will be on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Known as one of America’s best loved musicals, “Annie Get Your Gun” has principal and featured roles for seven adult men (18 & up), three adult women (ages 18 and up), two girls and one boy (ages 12 & up), several smaller speaking parts plus a large chorus of all ages. Production dates for the show are Nov. 21-22-23 and 24, 2013 and will be presented at the Palace Theatre. For more information, please call Sandra Mahood at (903) 872-5421.



Sept. 23

Emhouse Community Center will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Please attend this first meeting after the summer break.



Sept. 24

The Navarro County Republican Women will meet at the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon. Mel Birdwell, wife of Senator Brian Birdwell, will share her perspective on the accomplishments and frustrations of the most recent legislative session. Make your lunch reservations by Saturday, Sept. 21, with Margarita Patterson, arcepark@peoplepc.com or (903) 874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door. Everyone who is interested is invited to attend and learn more about the Republican women's organization.



Sept. 26

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Come listen to the beautiful sounds of the Bella Voce`Trio while feasting on a great lunch with all your new best friends. If you are new in town or ready to find some new friends call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.



Sept. 28

Brinson Ford will sponsor DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL at Mildred Baseball Complex from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Brinson Ford will donate to our Mildred ISD $20 for each test drive and no sales people. PLUS there will be a fun-filled day of activities such as bounce houses, food, crafts and more. Individual vendors may also set up.  Vendors please contact Julie Waller at wallerj@mildredisd.org for details. Have some fun, test drive the new models and all of Mildred ISD benefits.  



Oct. 1

Oak Valley Crime Watch invites all Oak Valley neighbors and friends to attend Oak Valley Crime Watch held at the Oak Valley Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to bring your favorite dish. Come see what's happening in your neighborhood and meet new neighbors and make new friends. We hope to see you there.



The Sunbeam Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ennis IHOP. It will be a time of welcoming in fall and sharing a meal and fellowship together. Mark your calendar and plan to be a part of this great time of railroad fellowship.



Oct. 3

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the post. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  For further information call (903) 874-39368 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



The Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society Building, across from city hall. County Commissioner James Olsen will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.



Oct. 3-5

Smith with Brackens Youth Foundation invites PRCA Rodeo back to Fairfield at the Moody Fairgrounds Arena. For sponsorship/vendor opportunities contact swbrodeo@gmail.com or (254) 485-1821.



Oct. 4-5

Third Annual Habitat for Humanity Eat & Skeet will be held at Upland Bird Country.  Friday night steak dinner with beer, wine and live music at 6:30 p.m., tickets $40/person. Saturday shooting, registration at 7 a.m., breakfast and lunch served.  $200/two man team with great prizes for winners. If you are not a shooter, please help by sponsoring a peace officer team for $200.  Information at Habitat office (903) 872-6690 or Liz Kingman (903) 874-5136.



Oct. 5

The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the post. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  For further information call (903) 874-39368 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Oct. 9

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.



Oct. 10

The Republican Party of Navarro County announces their Republican “Keep Navarro Red” dinner to be held at I.O.O.F. Event Center at 6 p.m. George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, will be the special guest speaker. Nick Adams, author of the book ‘America: The Greatest Good.’ will provide the introduction. Special music will be sung by Bella Voce. Live and Silent Auctions will be held, featuring items such as spa gift certificates, stadium tours, helicopter hunt, and dinners with our local elected officials. Advanced reservations are required at $50 each, and checks should be made payable to Republican Party Of Navarro County. All proceeds will go toward supporting the local Republican Party candidates and will stay in Navarro County. For reservations, please contact Burt Ferguson at (903) 641-0357 or email at bwf@tfcsscpas.com. For more information, reference the website www.navgop.com.  



Oct. 11

Senior Olympics will be held at the IOOF park in Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Events include fishing tournament, dominoes, horseshoes, live band and picnic.  Facilities participating are Twilight Home, Sterling House, Heritage Oaks West and Retirement Village, Country Meadows and Trisun. Sponsors for the event include many local organizations and businesses.  



Oct. 12

The Third Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 103 West Main in Richland. All interested vendors should contact Leigh Tidwell at 972-979-9731, or by email at ltidwell74@hotmail.com



When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its 10th Annual Cheryl Dunn Concert, an award ceremony and trail ride fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trail ride will include short trails, a scavenger hunt, flag course and lunch for a donation to help build the Break N Free Camp. The events are free to all medically challenged, special needs, disabled children and their immediate siblings up to age 21. A handicapped ramp is available, as well as side/front walkers. A RSVP is required to reserve a trophy for each child with special needs and for a lunch pass. The event will be held at the Break N Free Camp at 4719 NE CR 1040, Rice. Please call for directions and to RSVP to (903) 422-6120.



Oct. 19

Cotton Row Run will take place in conjunction with the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival beginning with registration at 7 a.m., and shotgun start at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end near the rear entrance of the Kerens Alumni Center. Proceeds from this 5K Fun Run/Walk will go to the Kerens Ex-Students Association. Participants and sponsors are needed. There are several levels of sponsorship. This race is open to all ages, both genders. Awards will be given at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street near the Alumni Center. For more information or to register, call (903) 654-8138, visit them on Facebook at Kerens Cotton Row Run, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com.



Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association will hold a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Doc Garrison City Park in conjuction with homecoming festivities.  Catch up with old friends and reminisce about the old days. The City Council will provide coffee and cookies at The Lions Den (downtown Blooming Grove). The Blooming Grove Historical Society will be open that day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be a barbeque sandwich lunch at the Blooming Grove High School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The program for the Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Classes honored in the program will be 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1988. For more information contact Jane Armstrong at (903) 695-2226.



Oct. 26

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come on out, sing  and have a wonderful time with your friends and family. For further information call (903) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.