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Corsicana — Oct. 19-20

Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Kerens, complete with the Cotton Row Run 1K/5K Walk/Run, vendor booths, hot air balloons, food, music, crafts, lots of fun events for the whole family.

Oct. 19

Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. at Retreat City Hall. Pertinent business as relates to the cemetery will be discussed. There will be a memorial remembrance of all those who passed away this year and are buried at the cemetery. A pot luck luncheon will follow the business meeting. Everyone is welcome, and those who have family buried at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery are especially encouraged to attend. For further information you may call the cemetery office at (903) 874-8022 or (903) 874-5934.

Oct. 20

Cotton Row Run, the 1K and 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Kerens Ex Students Association will kick off with registration at 7 a.m., then a 8 a.m. start. It will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast at the KESA Building, all which benefits the KESA Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (903) 654-8138, or visit www.kerens.com, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com. There will be food, arts and crafts, entertainment, live music and more all day at the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival, with a street dance at 7 p.m. that night, featuring Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose.

When Are We Going Home Ministry’s Riding High Horsemanship program will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Break N Free camp at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. This is a free riding program for medically challenged, disabled and special needs children 0-21 and their immediate siblings. Lunch is included. Volunteers are available for front and side walking as well as a ramp for wheelchairs. Please RSVP for lunch to wawahn@gmail.com.

A Benefit Chili Supper and Auction will be held for Jordan Dechaume, the fifth grade Blooming Grove student recently diagnosed with leukemia. It will be 5 p.m. at Silver City Volunteer Fire Department, with live music provided by the Steve Burleson Family. Adult meals are $10 and kids are $5.

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