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October 18, 2013

Local Beat 10/19/13

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

Oct. 19

Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. In Historic Downtown Kerens with hot air balloons, a carnival, arts, crafts, food booths, quilt show, chili cook-off, mule wagon rides, gin tours, tractor pull, classic cars, unique vintage trailer tours, and live entertainment. Booths are available, for more info call 903-396-2665 or visit www.kerenscottonharvestfestival.com.

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. 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. in the Doc Garrison City Park in conjuction with homecoming festivities. The City Council will provide coffee and cookies at The Lions Den in 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.

Union High Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraiser at 5 p.m. A stew meal with cornbread, trimmings and cobbler will be $6 for adults, and $3 for kids. Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy D. Coker, with an auction to follow. For more information, call 903-874-0924.

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