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Democrats to meet Monday at Daysi’s

Members and friends of the Franklin County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the Taqueria Daysi’s restaurant. Vik Verna, area director for Organizing for America, will be the guest speaker.

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Tri-Lakes Pregnancy Center sets meeting

A community-wide informational meeting for the new Tri-Lakes Pregnancy Center will be Wednesday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church at 522 Hwy. 37.

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Tour de Cypress plans 10th event

The 10th annual Tour de Cypress Ride and Run in Mount Vernon has been set for Saturday, April 19. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mount Vernon.

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Heroes eligible for door prizes at BBQ

Emergency personnel attending the April 18 Heroes Barbecue will be eligible for a variety of door prizes this year. Franklin County emergency workers and their families

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Bird feeder

Ashlan Windorski, age 11, displays a bird feeder she created during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreication dayAshlan Windorski, age 11, displays a bird feeder she created during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation day on Saturday, March 22. Approximately 300 people stopped by for free hot dogs, door prizes, and special priced merchandise.

Second Saturday events taking shape around downtown plaza

Crafty people, artisans and those with a green thumb are invited to be a part of the booth offerings at the first “Second Saturday” event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 around the square in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Chili cook off, trades day, music planned at Alamo

Members of the Alamo Mission Museum are organizing their seventh annual music festival for Saturday, April 12. Along with music, the museum grounds will also be the place for a chili cook off

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Farmers Market

Pat Parnell offered locally grown carrots, spinach and onions at Saturday’s Farmers MarketPat Parnell offered locally grown carrots, spinach and onions at Saturday’s Farmers Market on the downtown square. The market opens at 8 a.m., rain or shine.

Men of Courage Car Show planned

The second annual Men of Courage Car Show will be Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at the First Baptist Church. The church is located at 310 S. Kaufman St., just two blocks south of downtown Mount Vernon. For information on how to participate, see the March 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.