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Fairview Cemetery Homecoming is May 3

The annual Memorial Homecoming of the Fairview Cemetery will be Saturday, May 3 at the Fairview Church. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with board president Murray Collins presiding over a business meeting.

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Revelda Musical featured band for Cinco de Mayo

Revelda Musical featured band for Cinco de Mayo Revelda Musical band will be the featured entertainment at this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 3. The celebration will be conducted on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. See the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Benefit luncheon for Meals-on-Wheels today

The NETO Senior Citizens Meals-on-Wheels program benefit luncheon is today, Thursday, April 30. Their menu for today is chicken and dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, and dessert. For more information, see the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Special Catch is Saturday

The 11th annual Special Catch event at Heritage Park in Mount Pleasant is set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The event is organized to give people of all ages with disabilities the opportunity to get outside and enjoying fishing and nature. All the equipment for fishing is provided and there is no charge for the event. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, trophy, and a picture of themselves with their catch. For more information, call Jacob Hatfield at 903-575-4156.

FCHA fund raising reception May 9

A fund raising reception for the Franklin County Historical Association has been set for Saturday, May  9 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be at the home of Joe and Candace Setina on Lake Bob Sandlin in Franklin County. Tickets are $20 per person in advance. Admission will be $25 per person at the door.

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Locals featured in concert

Locals Phil Ritz and Karen O’Shea will be featured at the annual Northeast Texas Choral Society Spring Concert. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Hopkins County Civic Center. For more information, see the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald.

AARP to meet Tuesday, April 28

The Franklin County Chapter 3703 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at the Senior Citizens’ Center on Dallas St. Wesley Hooper, manager at the local Brookshire’s, will be the speaker at the event.

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Public invited to Chamber open house

The public is invited to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Open House on Friday, May 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. The Chamber offices have recently been refurbished with paint, laminate flooring, and new ceiling tiles. Members of the Chamber of Commerce, who have not already done so, should bring a small stack of business cards to the Chamber office for a new display rack.

Kiba to lead hula workshop

Kiba to lead hula workshopMichele Kiba nationally known hula and Ukulele instructor, will lead a “Hula Workshop”  Sunday,  May 3 at the Cultural Arts Center in Mount Vernon. The hour-long workshop will begin at 2 p.m. A short concert will follow the workshop at 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. The concert will feature newly instructed students performing with Ms. Kiba. to Paradise” 2008. See the April 23 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.