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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.

Davis-Seale places in poetry contest

Marcia Davis-Seale of Franklin County placed in the top 20 best poems entered into the 2009 “The Bridge” National Poetry Contest. For more information, see the June 11 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Pine Hill Memorial Day Sunday, June 14

The annual Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Memorial Day is set for Sunday, June 14 at the church. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The theme for this year is “When the Saints go Marching In.”

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Plaza Concert series announced

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce announced the return of the Plaza Concert series for 2009. The first of the concert series will be Thursday, June 18. The Cleveland Family Singers will entertain.

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Inspiration and music

Inspiration and musicFourth Grade students from Ms. Jeanne Lawrence’s class at Saltillo Elementary School were treated to a performance by local musician Jerry Holter on Monday, June 1. 

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Arts of the Masters to be displayed

The Friends of the Library and Franklin County Arts Alliance are joining forces to bring a series of classic art pieces to the Franklin County Library. The exhibit starts Monday, June 15. See the June 11 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Sign-ups underway for Summer Reading

Sign-ups for the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library are underway. This year’s Summer Reading Program will be each Tuesday from June 16 through July 21. The programs are directed at children ages 4 to 12 or 13 to 17. For more information, see the June 4 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Displaying the national flag properly

With Flag Day being celebrated on Sunday, June 14, knowing proper flag etiquette shows honor and respect for our country. For more than 200 years, the Stars and Stripes has flown over our country in times of war and peace. It is the symbol of a nation of people dedicated to freedom.  See the do’s and don’ts when it comes to displaying the U. S. Flag in the June 11 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Miller to offer balloon workshop

The second of a series of activities conducted as a part of the Summer Enrichment Program at the Franklin County Library is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 in the First National Bank - Century Room. Daryl Miller will present a balloon workshop.

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