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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.

The pageant has been set for Friday, Aug. 8 for K-fifth grade girls, and Saturday, Aug. 9 for sixth  through 12th grade girls. The $10 tickets for the 2014 pageant will go on sale the night of Monday, July 28, which is the first gathering of contestants for two weeks of nightly practices. The contestants are the contacts for ticket purchases. For a listing of contestants, see the July 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.