Corsicana — 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.” Information 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. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon. All are invited to the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Ave, on Oct. 22 to hear this presentation. Make your lunch reservations by contacting Margarita Patterson at email@example.com or (903) 874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door.
The Art Committee, headed by Barbara Jones, with Mabel Foster, Donna Ingham, Betty Partain, Barbara Watkins, and Christine Williams will present an informative program with two artists in different mediums. John Farmer is an accomplished woodworking and stained glass artist who will show the intricacy of woodworking and the making of stained glass platters and panels. Gladys Espenson is the other artist who has been fusing glass and painting stained glass using old stained glass masters techniques. Both of these artists have been doing this for awhile and will bring beauty to our program through their mediums. Members are urged to make their reservations or cancellations by Monday, Oct. 21 at 12 noon. They may do this by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or emailing your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org.