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“This Place Matters“ trolley tour Monday

Citizens of Mount Vernon and Franklin County will join together to emphasize to their neighbors that “This Place Matters.”  The local Monday, May 11 event will be a trolley tour of historic places in and around Mount Vernon. The tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall and is free and open to the public. See the May 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Girl scout bake sale Saturday

The Mount Vernon Girl Scout Troop 3616 is having a bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Farmers Market in downtown Mount Vernon. The troop will have cakes, pies, breads, cookies and other assorted desserts for sale. All proceeds from the event help the troop to purchase supplies and materials for their monthly meetings.

Black Onyx events set

The Black Onyx Club has set dates for two spring events. The club’s annual catfish fry fund raising event will be Saturday, May 16. Supporters can come by the Brookshire’s Food Store parking lot in Mount Vernon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for catfish dinners with all the trimmings.

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Fund-raiser Saturday to help re-roof Old Depot Museum

Fund-raiser Saturday to help re-roof Old Depot MuseumAndrew Daniel will provide classical guitar music, and Joe and Candace Setina, owners of Joe Tex Trucking of Mount Vernon, will be hosts for a benefit for the Franklin County Historical Association.

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Wafford reunion set Saturday, May 16

The annual Wafford reunion will be Saturday, May 16 at the Saltillo Community Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until all the food is served. Bo and Dee Wafford will cook the brisket and others are asked to bring a covered dish. All friends and extended family of Jason Isaiah and Martha June Wafford are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Jo Anne Stretcher at 903-537-2366.

Adler and Hearne featured in Arts Alliance Courtyard Concert Friday

Adler and Hearne featured in Arts Alliance Courtyard Concert FridayLynn Adler and Lindy Hearne are the featured performers for the second of the 2009 Courtyard Concert series. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Cultural Arts Center. See the May 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Nelson is guest speaker at Day of Prayer luncheon

Nelson is guest speaker at Day of Prayer luncheonThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer  will be Tommy Nelson, Senior Pastor at Denton Bible Church in Denton, Tex.
The event has been scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.

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National day of Prayer luncheon set for Thursday May 7

“Prayer... America’s Hope,”  is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer. The theme is based on Psalm 33:22 and the observance of the event is schedule for today,  Thursday, May 7.

A luncheon will be at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. A grilled chicken salad with a cookie for dessert will be served and the luncheon should finish promptly at 1 p.m. A few tickets are still available.

Calling all cancer survivors for Relay for Life event Friday, May 15

Organizers for the local Relay for Life event are searching for cancer survivors who live in Franklin County. Cancer survivors will be honored during the event set to being at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

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