“A Night Before Christmas” dinner with entertainment is set for Friday evening, Dec. 7. The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Hall, located on the south service road to I-30, east of Hwy. 37. Tickets to the dinner is $10 per person and $5 for children ages six to 10 years. The event is sponsored by the Black Onyx Club. All proceeds over the cost of the dinner will go toward the club’s annual scholarships. For more information, see the Nov. 29 edition of the Optic-Herald.