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Babbette Samuels was presented a certificate of recognition for her service to the community on the library board and Parks & Recreation board. Daily Sun photo/Guy Chapman

The Corsicana City Council publicly recognized local resident Babbette Samuels with a certificate for her numerous contributions at Monday's meeting.

Mayor Don Denbow presented Samuels with a certificate of recognition for her service on the library board and Parks & Recreation advisory board. Samuels, a long-time volunteer for several years, is resigning from the library board.

“With great appreciation, the City of Corsicana recognizes Babbette Samuels for her community contributions and dedication,” Denbow said. “As a citizen, Mrs. Samuels is an example and inspiration to others.”

Mayor Denbow also expressed appreciation to Samuels for being a regular attendee at City Council meetings.

“Her outstanding service and dedication to the City of Corsicana is very appreciated,” Denbow said. “I would like to extend our best wishes to Mrs. Samuels, and I look forward to seeing her at future Council meetings.”

“I love my city,” Samuels said, upon receiving her certificate.

The Council approved amending the Regulation of Lawful Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages on Premises of Municipal Buildings and City-owned Property to include events that take place at the Beaton Market, and the Pocket Park in downtown Corsicana.

Previously, alcoholic beverage consumption was prohibited on all city properties with the sole exception of the Palace Theater.

Council member Pct. 1 Susan Hale abstained from voting.

The council approved the City of Corsicana's vote for the Navarro Central Appraisal District Board of Directors, nominating Mayor Don Denbow for the position.

The Council awarded a construction contract to Leland Bradlee Construction Inc. as part of the City’s Flood and Drainage Improvements grant. The previously tabled item was contingent upon approval of the Community Development Block Grant, and committing additional local funds to match.

The Council approved the confirmation of the Mayor's appointment to various boards and commissions.

Upcoming events for the public include:

The Pumpkin Patch is open and available for residents at 222 N. Main St.

Out On The Porch with Courtney and the Sidetracks performs 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Pioneer Village, 912 W. Park Ave.

Kids Night Out opens 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at 222 N. Main St.

Boo on the Block 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 in downtown Corsicana.

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