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Plaza Concert is Thursday

The second in a series of  Franklin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Plaza Concerts will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16. The concert will be on the Mount Vernon Plaza in the heart of the city. The concert will feature local and area entertainers and ice cold watermelon. For more information, see the July 9 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Bubble Day

BubblesMore than 80 children attended the third annual Bubble Day on the Square on Thursday, July 2. McKayla Doolittle had mastered bubble making and created several large bubbles during the event, which is sponsored each year by the Franklin County Library.

Registration open for children’s workshop

Registration is now open for children who want to attend the Franklin County Arts Alliance arts workshop for children. The workshop is set from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday, July 15, 16 and 17. It will be in the Cultural Arts Center on Rusk Street. For more information, see the July 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Magic Show Thursday, watermelon Monday

Deryl Miller will be in the First National Bank Century Room at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9 to present his magic show. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Ice cold watermelon will be served to the public starting at 10 a.m. while supplies last. See the July 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Grass skirts at the library

Grass skirts at the libraryAugust Whitaker helps Emma VanDieden
fasten her hula skirt made during the Tuesday, June 30 session of Summer Reading at the Franklin County Library.

Kirby performs in New Orleans

Kirby performs in New OrleansHannah Kirby recently returned from a performance weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Betty Borden of Mount Vernon. 

Read more: Kirby performs in New Orleans

Monday deadline to enter 2009 rodeo queen contests

The deadline to register as a contestant in the 2009 Rodeo Queen contests is 7 p.m. Monday, July 6. The organizational meeting for those registered will be conducted at that time.Competition is set for Saturday, Aug. 29. For more information, see the July 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Magic show

Deryl Miller will return to the Franklin County Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9 to present his magic show. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. The show will be conducted in the Century Room on Kaufman St.

“Bubble Day” Thursday

The third annual “Bubble Day” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library is Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. on the downtown plaza. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend the event and have fun in the sun blowing bubbles.