Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 3, 2013

Local Beat 7/4/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

July 4

The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke from 5 to 10 p.m. Come over and enjoy some good music and free hot dogs.



The Blooming Grove July 4 parade and activities will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a dog show and silent auction in the park. Parade entries need to line up at the high school parking lot at 9:30 am. All types of floats are welcome. The silent auction will feature patriotic artwork. The dog show is open to everyone. The categories are most patriotic, dog owner look alike, and best trick. There will also be a most patriotic yard contest with winners announced after the parade. For more information please contact Ashley Mahone at (903) 695-2847.



The Corsicana Rotary Club invites you and your family to join us as we celebrate our nation's independence. Freedom Festival will be held in the IOOF Park Thursday, July 4th beginning at 6 p.m. and culminating with a big budget fireworks show at dark.  Enjoy music from the Groove Tones and the Bella Voce Trio, two bounce houses for the kids (one is a  5-in-1 combo), clowns, food vendors and fun. Bring a blanket, tent or chairs and make a day of it. All free to the public.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will not meet for the month of July, due to the July Fourth holiday. Crime Watch meetings will resume in August on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.



July 6

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) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  



Black Hills Cemetery Association will hold its annual Fund Raiser. One hundred percent of the monies raised at this event will cover the care and upkeep of the old Navarro County Black Hills Cemetery during the next 12 months. Please feel free to come join us for lunch and a few unique finds! The meeting will be held at Watkins Construction at the corner of Hillside Drive (South 15th Street) and I-45.  Lunch will be served at 12 Noon (adults $6 and children $5) and an Auction will follow. You will be able to purchase handmade crafts, homemade pies, cakes and cookies. At this time, BHCA is also selling Raffle Tickets for a hand stitched king size quilt, numerous matching pillows and a framed quilted panel that matches the quilt. This quilt set was donated in memory of Linda Lee. Mrs. Lee and her friend, Wanda Meredith, spent many hours quilting. Every stitch on the quilt, panel and pillows were entirely hand-stitched. During the year, BHCA also sells the Black Hills Cemetery Cookbook, which can be bought at the Corsicana Vistior’s Center, P & S Pharmacy on Main Street, or by calling one of the Directors at (903) 654-3369, (903) 872-5987 or (903) 875-4915.



The Chatfield Cemetery Association will hold its Annual Picnic and Barbecue on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 12 noon at the Chatfield-Tupelo Community Center.  Chatfield's own John Ellington will prepare barbecue with all the customary trimmings. Cost is $7 for adults. Children 4-12 will be half price. Children under 3 are free as are Seniors age 90 and above. In honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Association will honor the only veteran of that war buried in Navarro County, Henry Griggs.  War of 1812 re-enactors and Officials of the Society of the War of 1812 and other descendant organizations will assist.  All proceeds will benefit the historic cemeteries at Chatfield maintained by the Association.  If you or members of your family cannot attend, donations may be sent to Chatfield Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 45, Chatfield, Texas  75105.  For more information, call (903) 654-2066.



July 7

The Kinsloe House hosts the July First Sunday luncheon at Kinsloe House on July 7, 2013.  Though the house is officially closed we are still holding the luncheon at the regular time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon will consist of a tasty pork loin or a chicken dish with a salad, carrots, rice and two delicious desserts to choose from. The desserts will be a key lime laced coconut cake and a delicious cheesecake or a sugar free pudding. Please make your reservations by noon, Friday, July 5th by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or call Jeani the caterer. Since summer has set in, this will be a welcome change to the summer heat.



July 8

The Republican Part of Navarro County will hold its Executive Committee meeting at 7 p.m. at the Republican Headquarters at 111-B West Third Avenue in downtown Corsicana. Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner will be the guest speaker. A social time will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. saluting elected officials. All registered voters are welcome to attend. For more information, see the website www.navgop.com



Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Lodge Hall at 200 W. Oak Lawn.  All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.



July 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.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W. 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.



Healthy Woman Lunch Series continues with Summer Safety presented by ER physician Zachary Drain, M.D. and Chris George, Trauma Coordinator. They will discuss knowing what to do when an emergency arises, when and how to administer medical care at home and when to head to the ER.  Lunch is $5 at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 111 E. Collin.  Seating is limited so you need to reserve your spot at www.navarrohospital.com/healthywoman  or call (903) 654-6870.



NARFE, National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at Ryan’s Buffet in Waxahachie from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013.  Presley Donaldson, Texas Silverhaired Legislator, Hillsboro, will be our guest speaker.  Members and guests are welcome. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative near to you, in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092.



July 12

CHS Calicos Dance Drill Team will hold a BBB — Bucks N’ Boots and Bake Sale from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at City National Bank on Second Ave. Please show your enthusiasm and support for Corsicana’s finest Dance and Drill Team!



July 13

City of Corsicana presents “Acoustic Wine Down” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include wine tastings, art show, and water slide. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Three Fools on Three Stools. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondstaturdays.com.



Big C Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. at Martins Music Hall, 201 S. Beaton. Starring Taylor Parks and Byron Haynie. Big C Jamboree Band featuring Chuck Wiginton, Zanada Schoppert, Ron Sikes, Joe Honea, Jody Thomas and Margie Holton and emcee, with Fred Hayes, Billy Roy Mitcham and Stan Lawhon. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information call (903) 641-1538.



Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come pack. If anyone has a loved one serving in harm’s way, please bring their address to the packing so we can send a gift box to them. We are asking for donations of one pound cans of coffee, bug repellant wipes, and travel toothbrushes and toothpaste. These have been requested by our military. Big thanks to those of you who helped fill the military request for June. Please bring to packing. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



July 15-17

Area farmers and ranchers are invited to attend The Texas Grazingland Conference at the Raddison Hotel in Fossil Creek July 15 to July 17. Nationally acclaimed speakers including Dr. Temple Grandin will be a part of the conference. To register or obtain more information, contact Jeff Goodwin at (254) 742-9951, or by email at jeff.goodwin@tx.usda.gov.



July 18-21, 23, 25-27

The Warehouse Living Arts Center production of MOON OVER BUFFALO, Ken Ludwig's hysterically funny comedy, is guaranteed to keep audiences laughing. Veteran WLAC actor Gary Douglas will lead the cast of talented actors: Carlie Gehle, Sharon Goodman, C. David Hill, Randy Jones, Noah McBryde, Angel Sims and Rachel Williams. Sandra McClure Mahood is directing. The evening performances on July 18-20, 23, 25-27 will begin at 7:30 p.m. The matinee on Sunday, July 21 will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the WLAC box office located at 119 W Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana or may be purchased online at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com.  Call (903) 872-5421 for more information.



July 20

Back to School Rally held by Mystic Rose Social Service Inc., 508 N. Main St., Corsicana. This inaugural rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone is welcome to bring the entire family, school supplies will be given away.  



July 21

Warehouse Living Arts Center and Members of the 14th Annual Theatre Camp will present “Play in the Parking Lot” on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Grades third through fifth will present The Bremen Town Musicians. Grades six and up will present Wiley And The Hairy Man. Campers are attending camp all week rehearsing the shows and creating the sets. C. David Hill is directing and Tabitha WIlkes is the scenic designer. “Play in the Parking Lot” is free and everyone is invited to attend. Bring your lawn chairs. The WLAC is located at 119 W. Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana. The parking lot is located between Main and Beaton directly across the street from the Palace Theatre.



July 27

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).



July 29

Oak Valley Ex-Students will have a class reunion on July 29, 2013 at 2211 Oak Valley Lane, Corsicana, Texas. There will be a short meeting before lunch. Bring a covered dish. Ex-Students will meet for lunch at 12 noon. Any questions call Linda (903) 872-3168.



Aug. 1

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The speaker is to be announced.

 

Aug. 10

City of Corsicana presents “Island Time” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include limbo and hula hoop contests and water slide. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Sept. 14

City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include Charreada (Mexican rodeo) demonstrations and Ballet Folklorico. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live Mariachi and Conjunto music. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



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