December 2, 2020
21 More Days!
The Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce is reminding everyone to wrap up 2020 with one of our local businesses. They need our support more than ever, so don't forget to SHOP SMALL and SHOP LOCAL! Check the Chamber Directory for assistance getting started.
Today is National Mutt Day!
National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd.
Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters wait for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day provides an excellent opportunity to find the perfect canine companion. Despite the name, a mutt learns, obeys and trains much like purebred animals. While their lineage cannot be traced and their features a bit murky, their companionship will be faithful.  Be sure to contact the Corsicana Animal Shelter and give the gift that keeps on giving back by adopting a shelter pet.
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Upcoming events:
Be sure to join us December 4th! We will be continuing the social media outreach discussion... hashtag 101. Please come, wear your mask, and bring business cards. Don't miss this networking and collaboration time among non-profits while brewing up some great ideas for all in attendance. We are truly "stronger together" and it all begins when we meet and bring both our needs and resources to the table. It's a great way to start your Friday!
What a great group we have participating in Leadership Corsicana this year! This year’s class started with team building exercises at Waco Escape Rooms. We are looking forward to hearing more about this adventure and keeping you posted in next week’s Newsletter. The Leadership Class will meet again this month for “City of Corsicana Day” starting at the Corsicana Library. This very valuable investment in our community results in the development of future leaders while also shaping our business climate here in Navarro County. Safety and compliance will always be our top priority as we move forward, so masks and social distancing will remain in place as well as any other requirements from the representatives hosting the sessions.

The graduates of this class will be a very special group that can help lead the way and demonstrate how to safely move forward under COVID19 guidelines. No other group before them has had this challenge, so they will be turning an obstacle into an opportunity.
Volunteer Opportunities:
The Salvation Army Commits to ‘Rescue Christmas’ Due to Immense Impact of COVID-19. Across the nation, the largest social-services organization launches iconic holiday fundraising campaign earlier than ever to meet increasing need.
The Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers in Navarro County and currently has volunteer and paid positions available. To help ensure the safety of bell ringers, donors and partners, The Salvation Army is providing bell ringer PPE kits and has adopted nationally mandated safety protocols. “We greatly appreciate all those who have signed up to volunteer. It is a wonderful tradition to start with family or friends, and it is easy to sign up to ring at,” said Captain Jennifer Schmidt. “We also recognize that COVID-19 has been hard on the job market, and we are happy to offer seasonal bell ringer employment opportunities. Please contact The Salvation Army at 903-874-7131 if you are interested.”
Visit to donate or learn more about how you can help The Salvation Army rescue Christmas this year. If you need services or know of someone in need, please call 903-874-7131 or visit us at 212 E. 1st Ave.
Volunteers are the "eyes and ears" of Meals on Wheels, and we rely on our army of volunteers to make sure each and every client is safe and well. The success and reputation of Meals on Wheels is dependent upon the reliability, promptness and efficiency of our wonderful volunteers. Meal delivery routes are delivered Monday through Friday and take about one hour to deliver. Most volunteers work one day a week, every other week, or on an 'as needed' basis. Volunteers are also needed to help in our offices.
Hand in Hand Hospice needs you! Consider donating a few hours to help those who are not able to get out and be mobile. Sometimes, the very best medicine is a chance to have a conversation or just listen to someone read. We are all used to being so busy with life in general that we can't imagine what it is like to be taken out of that daily routine and how it would affect us psychologically, and ultimately physically. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Hand-in-Hand Hospice, please give Jennifer Tatum a call at 903.493.0557
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If anyone needs information on COVID-19 Testing, you can visit
You will be able to schedule a test request online, and receive instructions for a Drive Through Test. The amount of time it takes to receive results could vary, so be sure to inquire when you schedule your test.