By Friends and Neighbors of Navarro County and the City of Corsicana
As Christmas Eve falls upon us, there was a once upon a time when newspapers took a breather for just one day. News of the world began to fade away, and businesses shifted their messaging from last minute sales to declarations of goodwill. It’s as if the world itself faded away for one restful moment. A moment of pause, focusing exclusively on the messaging of peace, love, community, family, friendship, and something even deeper that comes from within us all.
And with that moment, we set aside ourselves, our differences, our distractions, for something higher. This has been a challenging year, but we managed come together during a very difficult time.
Today’s story brings no greater message than to simply read the greetings below and reflect on a collection of goodwill, comfort, and joy from the very people who make up our daily lives. Our family. Our friends. Our neighbors. Let this be a quiet moment to simply read the spirit of good intent.
From the Navarro County Gazette family to yours, thank you for taking the time to share your stories, and for finding a place for us on your own screens and in your homes. We wish you a very Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas this season, or whatever celebration brings you peace. – Guy Chapman, John F. Kaiser III, and our families.
(For those that didn’t get a chance to submit a message for this piece, you are welcome to share your community greeting in one of our comments sections.)
On behalf of the City of Corsicana, I would like to wish our citizens Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. – Mayor Don Denbow
Thank you to each of you who, knit together, make up the tapestry of this wonderful small town. Thank you to all those who have been good friends and have become loyal customers. Operating a small business in this year of COVID-19 has been a challenge, but we all feel so blessed. Thank you for your support through this difficult year. Thank you for your prayers and your encouragement. We feel very fortunate to be a part of such a warm and caring community. Merry Christmas! – Goin’ Postal
Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year to everyone! Barbara Kelley, CANA Girl Speaks Podcast
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Our community has supported us through a very difficult year and we are so grateful for you. We can’t wait to open Outside the Lines and The Scene on Beaton again in 2021. Please be careful this holiday season. Love, Julie, Markus, Mae and Bennett (Baldwin/Mitchell family)
Appliance Service & Repair LLC would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas, and we look forward to meeting new customers in the new year! – Farrin & Gale
We would like to wish our entire family and all our friends and the entire community a very happy holiday season! Much Love, Melissa & Carey Dean
Wishing you a very merry Christmas! May your new year be filled with lots of happiness, peace, love and good health. Old Lumberyard – Heidi, Suzanne, and Emily
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Kerens Library.
Merry Christmas from your friends at The Pink Peony! Thank you for all the support you’ve given us this year!
The team at Van’s Jewelers wishes everyone a happy, safe holiday & happy new year! – Paul, Yen, Hung, & Lila
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from Houston and Sherry Clark, Ruth, and all of the other animals at Purdon Groves!
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! – Dustin and Pam Clay
Happy and Safe Holidays to you all. Care for each other. Can’t wait to shout “Adios” to 2020. – Dr. Kent Rogers
May the season bring you peace and joy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays – Susan Hale and Sophie Bruce
Wishing our community a safe and joyful holiday season! We are Looking forward to turning on our lights and raising the curtain for more exciting performances in 2021. – Leah Dill Blackard, Navarro Council of the Arts & Corsicana Palace Theatre
We would like to thank everyone for their support during this especially difficult year and we wish everyone a Happy Holiday! – Oiltown Comics
Happy Holidays from the Navarro College Art Department! “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”- Pablo Picasso. Navarro College offering Drawing Classes Spring 2021
From our families to yours, Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. – Chief Henley and Corsicana Fire Rescue
Merry Christmas to Corsicana! – Charles and Alyssa Dunnahoe
Thank you, Corsicana! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Hometown Medical Associates
Westminster Presbyterian Church wishes you a Blessed Christmas. Remember, Jesus is the light that overcomes our darkness. (John 8:12)
Thank you to our wonderful Old Mexican Inn customers for your support & getting us through 2020! OMI Crew & The Flores Family wishes everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas from Chilton Music Studios
Christmas reminds me of the hope that entered the world through the birth of Jesus. I pray hope endures. I can’t wait to hug my dear friends & family again! #NCG-Rocks – Pam Dudley
David, Yvonne, and all the staff at VisCon Pools would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Christ. We hope each of you carry the spirit of the holiday season throughout the New Year. “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.” (Corinthians 9:15)
Merry Christmas from Mrs. T and her preschoolers from The Eagle’s Nest Play to Learn Center in Mildred!
Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support from the Taco Station family
To those that answered the call when the WLAC shut down and looked to produce online entertainment, to those who volunteered their time and talents to make sure everyone knew we were still here and wanting to entertain you, to everyone who came to our shows and supported us through our online and reopening ventures, and to all of you who were so generous to donate and provide us grants – THANK YOU. Thank you from the all of my heart. I wish you the merriest of Christmases, happiest of holidays, and newest of New Years! – John Kaiser III, Warehouse Loving Arts Center
My sincere wish for our entire community is best summed up as this… tidings of comfort and joy. May you have peace in your mind and love in your heart. From my family to yours, Happy Holidays, Peace & Love, Zane and Shana Faulhaber
From Ducky: I wish every creature furry, feathered, finned or scaled a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! Cheers to a healthy and blessed 2021!
From the Humane Society of Navarro County: We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We are so grateful for our community of supporters and those that advocate for our furry friends even during a pandemic. May everyone and their beloved pets have a wonderful holiday season!
Merry Christmas to all! At a time when it doesn’t feel very Christmasy — the warm weather, disrupted schedules, and all the havoc wrought by 2020 — I’ve been surprised by the kind gestures made by so many people this month. Even if those small moments weren’t a big deal for them, they reminded me of how much we still have to be grateful for. – Lauren Bedsole
2020 has been a difficult and trying year for us all. So much happened that none of us saw coming or even imagined. But as we near the end of the year and begin a new one, keep this in mind. There’s a light at the end of this tunnel and things will get better. May God bless you all, stay safe and may you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. – From Lamund Henry and Jennifer Aguilar
The Salvation Army Corsicana would like to wish a very blessed and Merry Christmas to all Navarro County Residents, and a very Happy New Year. God Bless you and yours, and may His love fill and warm your hearts.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year from Cherokee Rose Educational Publishing
Merry Christmas from our house to yours. – From Norman and Dana Stubbs
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, neighbors! What a delight it is to live in this loving and fun community, and I wish for each of you every blessing of this holy and joyous season! God bless us, everyone! – Shellie O’Neal
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. – Emily, Colt, and Lil’ Colt Lawhon
Wishing everyone a peaceful, joy-filled Christmas. Prayers for our community and country in the New Year! – Christy Huffman, REALTOR, Keller Williams
As a small gift to everyone, with the permission and blessings from the playwrights, we are making two of this year’s productions free to watch online through the holidays, available right now on our YouTube page. – Warehouse Living Arts Center – THE TREE: https://youtu.be/cmUmXAJM81c | BIRTHDAY CLUB: https://youtu.be/bO7rWJ_3DVM