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Eroica Symphony to be performed

Mount Vernon Music offers a welcome alternative to the noise of election season with Beethoven’s epic “Eroica Symphony” at The Music Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 30.

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Long, long table

A long, long dining table was set up on the east side of the downtown Mount Vernon square to serve 97 people at the Food and Wine festival’s Harvest on Main dinner.A long, long dining table was set up on the east side of the downtown Mount Vernon square to serve 97 people at the Food and Wine festival’s Harvest on Main dinner.

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Locals win Titus County Fair titles

Presley McCormick, Kaylee Fite, and Tara Richard  won titles in the Titus County Fair contest.Several Franklin County residents garnered several titles in the inaugural Titus County Fair contest last week.  For a listing of those who won titles, see the October 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Food and wine festival downtown this weekend

Top shelf quality wines by 10 wineries from across Texas, culinary demonstrations from five different top winery chefs, background music from four area musicians will merge for the seventh fall wine event.

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Writers organization offering two contests

The Northeast Texas Writers Organization is offering two fall writing contests, one for teen writers and the other for adult nonfiction work, with entries being accepted through Monday, October 31.

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Scavenger hunt, dinner set at CAC

The public is invited to join a culinary scavenger hunt and dinner at the Cultural Arts Center from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

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Jammin’ with Dylan set at arts center

The Cultural Arts Center will be the location of a jam session with Dylan McNutt at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 7.

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Year-long exhibit renovation unveiled at ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was performed on Saturday, Oct. 8  to celebrate the re-opening of the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.Mount Vernon’s historic Cotton Belt Depot Museum has undergone a major face lift during the past year and was rolled out for all to see with a ribbon cutting Saturday.

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Explore the treasures of the local library

The Friends of the Franklin County Library invite the community to a Family Fun event to explore the treasures that the library has to offer.

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