Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 22, 2013

Local Beat 12/23/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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



Dec. 20

VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guest out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke. Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat. Admission is free. Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.



Dec. 21

Corsicana Vendors Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pegasus Ballroom, 801 N. 13th St. All vendors will have holiday discounts, and there will be a shopping game going on in which one lucky shopper will be the winner of a $200 cash prize. Winner need not be present to win, and the prize may be claimed after 6 p.m. on Dec. 21.  



Dec. 23

Emhouse Community Center will have its Christmas meeting and meal at 6 p.m. Bring a dish and a $5 gift for Chinese Christmas.



Dec. 25

The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St.  will be closed on Christmas Day and reopen on Dec. 26 at 2 p.m., the regular time. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.  Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Dec. 27

VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guest out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke. Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat. Admission is free. Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.



Dec. 28

 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 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m. Like them on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins) and visit the website at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Dec. 31

 The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. will host a New Years Eve party with Byron Haynie providing the music from 8:00 p.m. to closing. There is a $5 entry fee that includes champagne and party favors. Come on out, enjoy the good music, party with us and help to ring the New Year. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.  Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



VFW Post 3366 will host its annual New Year’s Eve dance on Tuesday, Dec. 31 2013 from 8 p.m. till the New Year 2014.  Heart of Texas Road Gang will be the entertainment for the evening!.Traditional country at its finest. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Tables can be reserved from now till the 31st. Tickets can be bought from the bartender in the post canteen. We are located on Veterans Drive off of West Hwy. 31 in Corsicana. Party favors and snacks will be provided. Get your tickets early for best choice of seating.



Jan. 1

Eureka Crime Watch will NOT hold a meeting in January due to the New Year’s holiday. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! Hope to see everyone Feb. 5!



Jan. 2

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building. Speaker is Navarro County Sheriff's Deputy Melanie Cagle.



The American Red Cross will hold a Corsicana Community Blood Drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 701 W. Second Ave. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).



Jan. 7

The Sunbeam Club will begin a new year of great fellowship and the sharing of railroad memories . The whistle will blow for railroaders, their families and friends, and anyone who loves a train at the I-HOP Restaurant in Ennis at 11:30 a.m.



Jan. 8

The American Legion Auxiliary will meet on the second Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. for this month only. This change is necessary because of the New Year’s Day holiday. The meeting will be at the Post on North Beaton St., and all members as well as prospective members are urged to attend.



Jan. 14

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, Jan. 14, 2014 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 Buffet Restaurant in Waxahachie from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tina Rider (the North Texas Longterm Care Ombudsman) supervises the ombudsmen in the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in a 14-county area in North Central Texas and operates as part of the North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG). The program she supervises provides residents in long-term care facilities with an objective resource to assist with any concerns they have about their care. Join us and learn about this vital community service. For NARFE membership information contact the closest NARFE representative near you, in Corsicana call 903-874-3092.



Jan. 25

Training for VITA volunteers (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Navarro College. VITA site opens Jan. 28 through April 15. Volunteers would act as tax preparers for qualifying low income and elderly individuals. Shifts to work the VITA site are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.