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Cinco de Mayo rescheduled

This year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration Sunday, May 3 was canceled due to the stormy weather last weekend and has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 17  from from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. The celebration will be conducted on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The festivities feature a cultural band, traditional ethnic foods, games for all ages, and dancing. Hay rides and pony rides will be offered this year.

Black Onyx fish fry for scholarships set

A fish fry fund-raiser is set from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 to collect funds for this year’s Black Onyx Club Scholarships. Club members will prepare a meal of fresh fried catfish, hush puppies and French fries on the parking lot at Brookshire’s Food Store in Mount Vernon.  A donation of $7 or more per plate is asked.See the May 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Paint the Town Purple invite issued

Franklin County will be turning purple, May 11-16, 2009 as Relay For Life encourages citizens to Paint the Town Purple. Purple will be springing up all over the county in support of the Relay For Life event to be held May 15-16, 2009 at Tiger Stadium.

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Tranquil Cemetery Decoration Day set

The Tranquil Cemetery Association Decoration Day has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at the  cemetery.

“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.

United Way accepting allocation requests

The United Way of Franklin County mailed their 2009 Allocation Request forms to all member agencies who received funding in 2009 on Monday, May 4. 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.

Flute concert

Flute concertMount Vernon Music principals Uta Miller on viola and Steven Harlos on piano joined Dr. James Scott and Debbie Ragsdale during a flute concert at the Music Hall on Sunday, May 3. Approximately 30 people attended the event.

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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