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Skating rink

Lots of kids went to try out the skating rink after the parade December 1.Lots of kids went to try out the skating rink after the parade December 1. The Chamber of Commerce’s synthetic ice skating rink is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays from 2 to 10 p.m., and from 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of December.

Angels Among Us project underway

Cody Bradford gets angel wings to show angels are among us“Angels Among Us” is a holiday project undertaken by members of the First United Methodist Church. Shannara Easley has painted a large set of angel wings just outside the north entrance to the building.

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Paige presents program at Shakespeare meeting

Donna Paige presented the program at the November meeting of the Shakespeare Club  Thursday, November 16.

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Angel Tree gifts pick up this week

The families who were pre-qualified for the Christmas for All Angel Gifts should pick up the packages today and tomorrow.

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Christmas festival events beginning to take shape

It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas in the downtown Mount Vernon area. A variety of holiday activities have been planned for the season with something to delight children of all ages.

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Give the gift of life at blood drive Saturday

The holiday season began with giving thanks and can quickly turn into a much more hectic time for many people. Carter BloodCare encourages the community to slow down and give the best gift of all: life.

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4-H club creates “Thankful Baskets”

Club members helping were front row, left to right, Vancidee Minter, Cameron Kettwich, Marilyn Johnson, Coy Postell, middle row, Emmalu Johnson, Dailee Postell, Kason McCrae, Wylee Watson, Weslynn Watson, Jacob Kettwich, back row, Club President Alyssa Blanton, Club Reporter Marcus Siddens, and Club Secretary/Treasurer Kristopher Siddens.The Franklin County 4-H Club recently made “Thankful Baskets” for the county offices.

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Steak cook-off being planned in April

A Community Events Committee Steak Cook-off is being planned for late April 2018, according to an event and alcohol permit application filed with the City of Mount Vernon by CEC Secretary/Treasurer Jewella Cooper.

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Thanksgiving food baskets

John Gann, Marie Guerrero and other members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin CountyJohn Gann, Marie Guerrero and other members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Thursday, November 16.

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