Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
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.
The Navarro County Republican Women will host a program called “Restoration or Renovation.” Information concerning the upcoming bond election for the Navarro County Courthouse will be presented by Commissioners Dick Martin and James Olsen and County Auditor Kathy Hollomon. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon. All are invited to the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Ave. Make your lunch reservations by contacting Margarita Patterson at email@example.com or 903-874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door.
Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in St. John’s Church Office Annex, 417 W. Collin St., Corsicana. All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed psychologist joins the group for discussions on various topics of mental health. For information call 903-872-6302.
The Kinsloe House Art Committee will present a program with artists John Farmer and Gladys Espenson. Members should make reservations or cancellations by Monday, Oct. 21 at noon by calling 903-874-5791 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of Navarro County will hold a United We Dine event at Chili’s Corsicana from 4 to 10 p.m. Patrons who present the United We Dine flyer will have 10 percent of their check donated back to United Way.
Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Northwest Apartments, 1360 North 13th Street. Pres. Nora Thomas urges all members to attend. For more information call 903-396-2765.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Navarro County is holding a free Third Annual “Family Fall Festival,” scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Navarro County Club. This free event and everyone is invited to attend. There will be plenty of food, games, and activities, including a pumpkin carving contest, candy apple walk, and free raffle prizes - must be present to win. All food and raffle prizes will be shared on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Tasha White or Mary Wilson at 903-872-9231.
Little Harvard Academy located at 1427 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, will be having a Halloween festival open to the public. It will be from at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, bounce houses, finger foods and other activities.
The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).
The Corsicana Newcomer's Club will hold it's annual fundraising event at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Country Club. The public is invited to come to this year's Blue Jeans, Boots & Bids auction, dinner and dance featuring music by Byron Haynie. A live and silent auction will be held. Proceeds raised from this event go to support local community non-profit organizations. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, to donate auction items or to make your reservations call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508.
VFW Post 3366 will have a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight in the ballroom side of the VFW Post 3366 off of W. Hwy 31. Randy Blue and The Full House Band will be the entertainment for the evening. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door.
Barry Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Barbecue Fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Barry VFD, 105 W. South Front St. Brisket, sausage, chicken, beans, potato salad, tea and desserts will go for $8 for adults, and $4 for children. There will be a live auction featuring many items starting at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the building fund. For more information contact Mike Ball at 903-654-0901.
Corsicana Chattanooga Glass Plant Reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 beginning at 3 p.m. at Mildred Baptist Church gym, 5502 S. Hwy 287, across from Mildred Schools. The fellowship will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $10 per plate. Auction and doorprizes will follow.
This reunion is for all employees, spouses, widows, and widowers from 1956 until closing of the plant. For more information contact Herman Marr at (903) 229-2190 or Richard Rash at (903) 874-3900.
Emhouse Community Center will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. will review the amendments that will be on the ballot. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.
The annual Downtown Trick-Or-Treat will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The Beaton Street Boo Ride (haunted hay ride) is back, there will be a costume contest for ages 0-12, barrel train ride, bounce house, the Corsicana Animal Shelter will have an animal adoption, lots of games, candy, cookies, balloons, goodies, and more. Also, Shall We Dance Fitness Studio is offering a Haunted Tour for $2 that day, and there will be photos in the Pocket Park for a fee. This event is sponsored by local Corsicana businesses, The City of Corsicana Parks & Recreation Department, and The Main Street Program. For more info, contact Wrenda Freeman at 903-654-4852 or email@example.com.
Navarro County NAACP Branch 6209 will hold its Sixth Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 111, E. Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. Theme is “Overcoming our Past and Embracing Our Future.” Speaker is Carol E. Wise, executive vice president, CEO for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Special guest honorees are Mr. and Mrs. George Burrell, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Biltz, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Williams, and Navarro County Habitat for Humanity Organization. Tickets are $20 each. To purchase individual tickets or a table call Barbara Kelley at 903-872-7973, Rowena Winfrey at 903-467-1558, or Dairy Johnson at 903-654-0498.
The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. The speaker will be Elmer (Sonny) Boyd who is a retired detective with the Dallas Police Department and was involved in the investigation into the John F. Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. He will reflect on the 50 years that have passed and bring photographs to display. All interested people are invited to attend. For more information call 903-673-2635 or 903-695-2633.
Oak Valley Crime Watch invites everyone to join its Thanksgiving Blessings Crime Watch Meeting and Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oak Valley Crime Watch will provide the turkey and we ask everyone to bring all their favorite side dishes. Oak Valley Crime Watch welcomes everyone. We give thanks.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 5's Thanksgiving meeting will be at the Lone Star Room of the Kenneth Walker Dining Hall at Navarro College at 6 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 6 to 903-874-7050.
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.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave, Corsicana. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting. They welcome any Veteran as an associate member who served honorably.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Chapter will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary with Boots and Bangles Expo and Dinner. Expo begins at 5 p.m. and event at 6 p.m. at the IOOF Event Center. Singers Byron Haynie and Taylor Parks will entertain. There will be a photo booth. Bring a non-perishable donation for the local food pantry. This event is free for Senior Circle members, and $15 for non-members (which includes a one-year membership). RSVP or purchase tickets by calling 903-654-6892 or emailing Connie_Beal@chs.net by Nov. 7.
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly meeting at Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. This meeting is early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Dr Tommy Stringer, Director of the Cook Center Museum will be our guest speaker. For more information or to make your confirmed reservation call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508.
Richland Community Park will host a Sweet Shop fundraising event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Russell Stover Candies in Corsicana. The store will donate 10 percent of purchases during the event hours to the park to help pay for a basketball court and other playground equipment.