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Providence Cemetery annual meeting set

The annual meeting of the Providence Cemetery Association has been set for Sunday, May 18 at Providence Church.The day will start with a pot luck dinner at 1 p.m.,

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Festival of Joy planned

Moms in Prayer will be celebrating 30 years of praying for children and schools this year. The local Moms in Prayer group will have a Festival of Joy celebration Saturday, May 3. See the April 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details about this event.

Arbor Day to be celebrated Friday

The seventh annual local Arbor Day celebration will be sponsored by members of the Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance and the City of Mount Vernon staff. The event is set from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 25.

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Stations of the Cross

Members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church led a “Stations of The Cross” event Members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church led a “Stations of The Cross” event on the downtown plaza on Good Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m. Youth members held paintings of each of the 14 stations as others walked by each station to pray and sing.

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Macon Cemetery meeting set

The Macon Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Macon Baptist Church which is located at 7415 FM 21.

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Weatherford reunion well attended

A reunion for the family of Doc and May Lou Weatherford was Saturday, April 19. A total of 40 family members were served a barbecue dinner, visiting and reminiscing. For a listing of those attending, see the April 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tranquil Cemetery Decoration Day set

The Tranquil Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at the Tranquil Cemetery.Anyone interested in the preservation of the cemetery is invited to attend.

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Fish fry set at Masonic Lodge

Members of the Mount Vernon Order of the Eastern Star will be hosts for a fish fry Saturday, April 26 at the Masonic Lodge Hall. The fish fry is from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening at the lodge hall.

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Purley VFD plans Open House

The Purley Volunteer Fire Department has planned an Open House - fund raising event for Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a bounce house for the kids, pictures with the trucks and hot dogs for everyone.

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