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Final children’s art session this Saturday

The final free Children’s Summer Art session will be Saturday, August 16 at the Cultural Arts Center. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue to noon.

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Fite is Miss Mount Vernon 2014

Winners in the Miss Mount Vernon division were Lilly Slaton, Kaylee Fite, Jessica Minter, and Katie Larrison.Winners in the Miss Mount Vernon division were Lilly Slaton, Kaylee Fite, Jessica Minter, and Katie Larrison. Miss Fite was crowned Miss Mount Vernon 2014 at the 46th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant

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Children’s art sessions continue this Saturday

Jeannie Pamplin worked with 11 students in the FCHA’s Children’s Art session creating edible art.Jeannie Pamplin worked with 11 students in the FCHA’s Children’s Art session creating edible art. The second of three free Children’s Summer Art sessions will be Saturday, August 2.

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Pageant grosses $14,000 for Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Miss Mount Vernon 2014 Kaylee Fite is all smiles as her predecessor, Bailey Bohlken, places her crown.Miss Mount Vernon 2014 Kaylee Fite is all smiles as her predecessor, Bailey Bohlken, places her crown. The 46th annual pageant grossed approximately $14,000 on Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9 in the MVISD auditorium.

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Tickets go on sale Monday, pageant attracts 51 contestants

The 46th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 51 contestants, according to Heather Bales, event coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant both Friday, Saturday

The 46th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 49 girls seeking claim to six division titles in two nights of competition. The titles for the younger three divisions, grades K-5, will be decided Friday, Aug. 8, and the crowns for the older three groups, grades 6-12 will be awarded Saturday, Aug. 9.

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Mary Lou and the Crew to play at Alamo

Starlite Theatre Productions will present an “Evening under the Stars” on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. There will be a $10 coverage charge, and food and drinks will be free.

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Pageant cuties

33 contestants vying for titles in the younger three divisions in the Miss Mount Vernon PageantThere are 33 contestants vying for titles in the younger three divisions in the Miss Mount Vernon Pageant set for Friday, August 8. For a listing of contestants and their divisions, see the July 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Kids art Saturdays start this weekend

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will be host for a series of three free Children’s Summer Art sessions. They will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26, and August 2 and 9. See the July 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about these classes.