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Downtown work day Thursday, April 9

Members of the Beautification Coalition, a part of the Mount Vernon Main Street Program, invites civic minded people to join them in a Spring clean-up effort Thursday, April 9. Volunteers are asked to meet at Mount Vernon’s City Hall at 9 a.m. The group will focus its efforts in the downtown public areas and along highway entrances. For more information, see the April 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Walker wins tournament

Walker wins tournamentAaron Walker of Mount Vernon was the first place winner in the adult division of the  J. C. Outdoors Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Bob Sandlin Sunday, March 22.

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Opening ceremonies Friday, April 3

Opening ceremonies for the 2009 Summer youth baseball and softball programs is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Lindley Field. All players and coaches need to meet at Lindley Field at 5:20 p.m. in full uniform. For more information, see the April 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Unger featured in tango, jazz concert this Sunday

Unger featured in tango, jazz concert this SundayBassist Paul Unger will be featured as a member of the Paul Unger Trio in concert Sunday, April 5. The trio will perform a program of jazz and tango music at 3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Key Club Bake-off set April 18

The Mount Vernon Key Club will be sponsoring its sixth annual Bake-off on Saturday, April 18. Money raised from the event will be donated to Community Food Bank of Franklin County located at Hilltop Baptist Church. The event is in conjunction with the Cypress SpringFest activities. See the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Cowboy Church celebrates three years

The Sulphur River Cowboy Church will celebrate its third year of service on Saturday, April 4.The day will begin with guest speaker, Eugene Cox, and will continue with fellowship, music, an Easter egg hunt, a bounce house, and many other outside activities.

Biking, arts, history, and food combine for 2009 Cypress SpringFest

Mix bikes, art, history and good food and you have Cypress SpringFest, a spring weekend in Franklin County unlike anything in Texas. The event-packed weekend of April 17-18 has something for almost every taste.

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Fish fry Saturday, April 4

The North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry fund-raising event on Saturday, April 4 at tje Hagansport Community Center. Fried fish with all the trimmings will be served for a donation starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department and the Hagansport Community Center.

First in Courtyard Concert series set

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will kick-off its Spring Courtyard Concert series.Johnny C. Lately and “Diamond” Jack Holdsworth will perform 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in the courtyard of the Cultural Arts Center. See the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.