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Through Oct. 25
Piecemaker’s 33rd Annual Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Warehouse Living Arts Center. Over 100 quilts on display from area quilters. Classes will be held occasionally, and raffle tickets are available for purchase for a chance at a beautiful, handmade quilt. WLAC is located at 119 West. Sixth Ave., Corsicana. For more information contact Susan Copeland at (214) 783-2721.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave, Corsicana. Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28,1961 and May 7,1975, or in ANY duty location between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7,1975. The veteran must submit a copy of his/her DD Form 214 along with the application and dues. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting. We welcome any Veteran as an associate member who served honorably who does not meet the above criteria.
The National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees, NARFE, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Ryan's Buffet restaurant in Waxahachie from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For membership information in Corsicana call 903-874-3092.
United Way of Navarro County will participate in United We Dine from 5 p.m. to close at Wing Stop, 1500 W. Seventh Ave. During this time period 10 percent of all purchases will go to support the community through United Way of Navarro County.
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.
The Kinsloe House Style Show committee headed by Carol Langham will present the Fall Style Show at 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 9. This show is always one of the highlights of the Fall programs at Kinsloe House. The theme this year is “Fall Fashion is Glowing at Shops in Corsicana.” Participating dress shops are Uniquely Yours, Cassady’s Boutique, and Canterbury Couture. Make your reservations early since this program is especially popular. Please call (903) 874-5791 to make reservatinos by 12 noon Oct. 7. Or email your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at the Kinsloe house at 3 p.m. The program will be the Fall Forum presented by Regent Jan Warren. Hostesses for the meeting will be Ellen Adair and Gelene Simpson.
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 email@example.com. For more information, reference the website www.navgop.com.
Humane Society of Navarro County will hold a membership appreciation event with hot dogs, beverages, chips and dessert at Fullerton Garrity Park on Oct. 10th at 6 p.m. Our members and friends are invited to bring their vaccinated, well socialized dogs (on leash) and share in a fun evening to say thank you to our wonderful supporters. We'll have a quick update, introduce our newest board members, present several awards and have a lot of fun. Mutts and Strays will sport cute bandanas placed on them by HSNC board members as families arrive.
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.
The Navarro County Retired Teachers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community, Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be presented by Lowell Thompson, Navarro County District Attorney. All former school employees are invited to attend.
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.
Pelham Homecoming Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on FM 744 in Pelham. The public is invited to come see the Homecoming Parade, and join the community of Pelham for a fun-filled Saturday with King, Queen, food and entertainment. This historical community has so much richness to offer. Come out and experience this great event in Pelham. Sponsored by Brown Chapel AMEC (Pastor Kea). To participate in the parade, please contact Ted Brackens at (469) 583-2520; Rev. Rosa Kea at (254) 535-7258; or Deborah Douglas at (903) 641-9702.
Hangar Dance and Dinner will be held at Corsicana Municipal Airport. Museum Fundraiser to be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Hangar Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Catered Barbecue Dinner served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Music by the Corsicana Swing Orchestra with Master of Ceremonies Sissy Perry. Ticket prices are $22/person advance purchase until Oct 5, after Oct. 5 tickets are $25/person. For info and ticket purchase please call (903) 654-4847 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or come by Corsicana Municipal Airport.
Frost Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraiser Car/Tractor Show and Barbecue Dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Awards will be given for Best Truck, Best Classic, Best Hot Rod, Best Car, Best Antique, and Best Tractor. Judging will be at 4 p.m. with awards presented at 5:30 p.m. All activities will be held at Frost VFD, 112 W. North Front St., Frost. There will be vendor booths, and a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. Live music/street dance from 6 to 8 p.m., and a live auction at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Frost VFD. For more information call Jimmy Bratcher at (214) 457-4314 or Beth Lord at (903) 851-2339.
The Richland Creek Fall Festival will be held at 103 W. Main St., Civic Center, Richland from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Richland Volunteer Fire Department and the Food Pantry. Mark Gorman will be performing live. There will be free fingerprinting and ID kits for kids, face and pumpkin painting, a bounce house, music, food and fun. Vendros will be Fairfield VFW, Kerens Artist, Frankie’s Crafts and More, Jewelry by Desiree, Sweet M’s Sweet Treats, Premier Designs, Fun & Festive Crafts, The Possum Hole, Ace, A Lil’ Bit of Texas Decor, Brand Me Sassy, Origami Owl, Nana’s Homemade Crafts, Fresh from the Lovin’ Home Bakery, Blessings Unlimited, It Works!, Scentsy, Yarnover, Brute Force & Ignorance Ironwerks, Lil Diva TuTu & Baby Bling Bowtique, The Handyman’s Toybox, EZ Duz It Now Photography, Tupperware, and Pine Tree Crafts.
Piecemaker’s 33rd Annual Quilt Show is going on now, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today check out the quilter’s garage sale at the Warehouse Living Arts Center. Over 100 quilts from area quilters are on display and raffle tickets are available to win a beautiful handmade quilt . The drawing for the raffle will be held at 12 noon Oct. 25.
The St. Elmo Cemetery Association will hold its annual cake sale and hotdog supper at 6 p.m. The cemetery is supported entirely by donations. If you cannot attend and wish to make a donation, please send it to St. Elmo Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 215, Streetman Texas 75859.
The Republican Party of Navarro County will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. at Republican headquarters located at 111-B W. Third Ave. in downtown Corsicana. The Corsicana Preservation Foundation (CPF) will present information regarding the Nov. 5 bond election to finance the renovation of the Navarro County Courthouse. In addition, the proposed states constitutional amendments will be discussed. Please join us for a social from 6:30 to 7 p.m., saluting our elected officials. All registered voters are welcome to attend. For more information, reference the website www.navgop.com.
United Way of Navarro County will participate in United We Dine at Bittersweet Boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On this day during this time period, 15 percent of all purchases will go to support the community through United Way of Navarro County. Bittersweet Boutique is located at 112 N. Beaton St.
Around the World in 80 Bites will be held in the Corsicana High School Commons from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the CHS Junior/Senior Prom. Tickets may be purchase from any CHS Junior, or you may contact Misty Fletes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $5 per person.
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.
The Navarro County Republican Women will host a program called “Restoration or Renovation.” The facts 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 at the Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting of the Navarro County Republican Women. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at 12 noon. We invite you to come to the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Ave, on Oct. 22 to hear this timely and interesting presentation. Make your lunch reservations by contacting Margarita Patterson at email@example.com or (903) 874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door.
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.
The Corsicana Newcomer's Club will hold it's annual fundraising event at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Country Club. You don't have to be a Newcomer to enjoy this fun event as the community is invited to come to this year's Blue Jeans, Boots & Bids auction, dinner and dance featuring music by Byron Haynie. Many wonderful live and silent auction items will help you get an early start on your Christmas shopping! 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.
The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. Our 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.
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