By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Yes We Can

With December already in full swing, the days are ticking down on the holiday season, and the Navarro County Gazette is updating its page to reflect that.

As this is a community news site, we would like to get the community involved, so we’re asking you for help with a few plans.

We’re still looking to showcase people’s homes for the holidays, so if your lights are amazing on the outside, or you have a great setup on the inside, we’d love to feature a house each week.

Speaking of decorated houses, we know things are different this year, yet people look to be decorating more. Driving around town, there are a LOT of amazing light displays and trees in windows. If you would like to e-mail us your address to – We’re compiling a list of the “must see” houses around town so people can drive by to see all your hard work for a little extra holiday cheer. We understand people are disappointed about there not being a parade this year, so perhaps there can be a drive-by route for lights as an alternative. We’ll post the results as a Google Map the community can follow for their own route.

Finally, the last thing we’re requesting are holiday messages to the community. One of the more nostalgic things about the older newspapers were the ad sections. As December 24 rolled around, there was less of a push for “last minute” holiday sales, and more messages of peace and goodwill to the community until that was the only message shared for Christmas Eve.

I’m wanting to recreate that for this year.

If you would like to send a message from yourself or as the business you represent, again, send your community holiday message to – It doesn’t have to be a long message (think the length of a Twitter tweet), but on December 24, we will post these messages as a special feature to Corsicana and Navarro County in what we hope will be a celebration of getting as much of the local community as possible together to share their “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and “Happy Holidays” messages to each other.

Submissions for holiday light addresses and community messages start now until Dec. 23 – The sooner we get them in the better.

We’ve made it through a very rough year. Let’s do what we can all do to provide a little extra cheer.

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