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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.

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.

Rousseau art to be featured at library

Henri Rousseau will be the featured artist at the Franklin County Library Monday through Thursday, June 29-July 2. The reproduction of the work in cloth will be up for viewing on a shortened exhibit week due to the Independence Day holidays. For more information, see the June 25 edition of the Optic-Herald.

“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.

Pageant sign up Sunday for youth

Sign-up is Sunday for girls in kindergarten through sixth grade who want to participate in the 2009 Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant. Sign-up will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Mount Vernon School Auditorium. The entry fee for all divisions is $50. See the June 25 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Plaza concert

Plaza concertMark and Buffy Hymer help serve ice cream during the first concert on the plaza of the 2009 season. The event, organized by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce,

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Prickly pet

Prickly petSavannah Currier feels of the soft hair of Teddy Bear the porcupine held by his owner Allison Blakenship.

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“Bubble Day” July 2

The third annual “Bubble Day” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2 on the downtown plaza.

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Edgar Cruz, Mark Anthony to perform

Edgar Cruz and his brother Mark Anthony are making a rare joint appearance on the first night of the annual Independence Day Celebration weekend in Sulphur Springs on Friday, June 26.

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