Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 23, 2014

Derrick Days: Hot Diggity Dogs

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — The Derrick Days Hot Dog Kick-off Luncheon and Dinner went off without a hitch under gorgeous blue skies and accompanied by free concerts.

Jesse Guerrero of Ennis, now working at Withrow Furniture, enjoyed a dog while listening to the music in the Pocket Park in downtown Corsicana Wednesday.

“This is my first Derrick Days,” he said. “I'm excited about it.”

After more than 30 years in Ennis, Guerrero said he's familiar with small-town festivals like the Polka Fest and Bluebonnet Trails and he loves them.

Susan Easley, a nurse, will have to miss the festivities Saturday, but she made sure to make it to the hot dog luncheon.

“I love music and the outdoors,” she said. “And I'm especially fond of the Pocket Park.”

Shirley McCurrin, and her daughter Amanda Muldner, and grandson Keller Muldner, were among the people enjoying the afternoon event, as well.

“We come every year,” Shirley said. “We enjoy the music, and hanging out in this little park is just neat.”

It's an annual date for Robert Washington and his wife Jackie, who have been attending Derrick Days “since it started,” Robert said.

Formerly of Rowlett, and now a Hubbard resident, Rob Cormier works in Corsicana now, so this was his first Derrick Days event, as well.

“It's pretty cool. I like it,” he said. “I've got to make it back this Saturday.”

Thursday night is the wine and cheese stroll among merchants downtown. Friday will be the street dance, the Oil Baron's ball, which is sold out, a wing-eating contest, and clogging.

Dozens of events are scheduled for Saturday, including a motorcycle poker run, chili cook-off, car show, carnival and rodeo.

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