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Art workshop, picnic, and story hour set

The final free Children’s Summer Art sessions will be Saturday, August 15. The class will be at the at the Cultural Arts Center, located at 100 Rusk St., one block west of the courthouse.

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Children’s art sessions continue this Saturday

The second of three free Children’s Summer Art sessions will be Saturday, August 8. All classes will be at the at the Cultural Arts Center, located at 100 Rusk St., one block west of the courthouse. For more information about this week’s activities, see the August 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Library to show To Kill a Mockingbird

A free showing of the movie To Kill a Mockingbird will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at the Franklin County Library. The movie is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant both Friday, Saturday

A total of 18 young ladies is vying for crowns in the top three divisions of the Miss Mount Vernon Pageant.The 47th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 38 girls seeking claim to six division titles in two nights of competition. New this year will be escorts for each young lady.

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Sidewalk chalk, pastels workshop set

Efton Edwards will lead a free children’s sidewalk chalk and pastels workshop on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will meet in the Cultural Arts Center For more information, See the July 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Kids art Saturdays start this weekend

Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance will be hosts for a series of three free Children’s Summer Art sessions. They will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 and 15.

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Puppet play

Seth Smithey and Teagan Trantham try their hand at walking a marionetteSeth Smithey and Teagan Trantham try their hand at walking a marionette prior to the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment program “Storytelling Unleashed” on Thursday, July 9

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant tickets on sale now

There are 20 contestants vying for titles in the younger three divisions in the Miss Mount Vernon Pageant. It has attracted 38 contestants who will be responsible for selling the tickets.

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Sidewalk art

Whitney Ashley, wearing a cape, draws a super hero on the wall of the Franklin County Library.Whitney Ashley, wearing a cape, draws a super hero on the wall of the Franklin County Library. A total of 56 students packed the library for the first Summer Reading session on Tuesday, July 7.

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