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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.

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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Be creative - puppets

Be creative - puppetsMore than 50 children attended the first session of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program. Each child at the event made a puppet. The reading program will continue each Tuesday through July.

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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Zooniversity presented tomorrow

Zooniversity will be conducted with lots of Texas critters at 3 p.m. Friday, June 19 in the Century Room as a part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment Program.

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Finger paint

Finger paintJordan Rios was one of approximately 50 kids who were given an opportunity to express themselves with finger paints at the Summer Reading session at the Franklin County Library on Tuesday, June 23.

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Dali, Van Gogh are featured artists at Franklin Co. Library

Dali, Van Gogh are featured artists at Franklin Co. LibraryVolunteers Kerry Russell, left, and John Tutor, right, worked late last week to mount three hangings of Salvador Dali art. Dali is this week’s featured artist at the Franklin County Library.

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Children’s art workshop set

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is sponsoring an arts workshop for children Wednesday through Friday, July 15, 16 and 17. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon those three days. It will be in the Cultural Arts Center on Rusk Street. Cost of the workshop is $10 for supplies. See the June 18 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Clevelands to provide entertainment on plaza

The Cleveland Family will be featured in the first of three Concerts on the Plaza. The series will kick off tonight, June 18 at 7 p.m. There is no charge, however, donations for the performers will be accepted. Free Blue Bell ice cream will be provided by the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and local retailers. Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors will be available. See the June 18 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.