BY KIM POPHAM
CORRIGAN – The first event was held last week in the Corrigan Heritage Center.
The Corrigan Heritage Center hosted the quarterly Polk County Chamber meeting last Thursday.
The meeting was a chance for the Corrigan merchants to get a sneak peak at the building and some of the items that are placed in the center.
The members of the Corrigan Heritage Center committee that helped make all this dream a reality are: Kelly Shadix, Carolyn Elmore, Lync Cavanaugh, Deidre Cornelius, Shelia Kirkland, Don Reily, Thelma Stanford, Susan Torrez, Raymond Wood and Nancy Stovall.
Carolyn Elmore (CHCC member) spoke at the meeting stating that the center is a wonderful facility. She was raised here in Corrigan and her father was Jasper Cockrell, who was the superintendent of the Corrigan-Camden Independent School District for many years. She moved away to Austin but still visits Corrigan frequently and considers Corrigan her roots.
"This is a tremendous thing that has been accomplished here," stated Elmore.
"If you are ever a Corrigan Bulldog, you will forever bleed blue," Elmore said.
Elmore stated that she hopes the center gets more volunteers and funding. She also hopes to tie the center with education.
" The younger generation need to visit the center and see where they come from and we need everyone to help make this possible," Elmore said.
Corrigan City Manager Darrian Hudman spoke at the meeting informing everyone that the 2014 Winterfest will be held on December 6 beginning at 8 a.m. and the tree lighting ceremony will be held on December 4 beginning at 6 p.m.