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Charlie Brown comes to life

Dalton Steward as Charlie Brown won the People’s Choice.Dalton Steward as Charlie Brown won the People’s Choice. Charlie Brown was a long time agriculture extension agent in Franklin County. For more details from the competition, see the april 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Dressing the part

Mary Lou Largent of Saltillo, at right, and her children, Dami Salinas and Lonnie Hoskins,Mary Lou Largent of Saltillo, at right, and her children, Dami Salinas and Lonnie Hoskins, dressed the part as they made their “King’s Pub Chili” at the Alamo Mission Museum’s chili cook off. The group won the campsite award and first place in the bean cooking contest.

Bake off raises $2,400 for home meals program

Ginna McFeely, at right, smiles at the crowd as Bobby Elbert, at left, takes bids for her cake during the Key Club Auction.Ginna McFeely, at right, smiles at the crowd as Bobby Elbert, at left, takes bids for her cake during the Key Club Auction. A total of 24 entries were made in the 11th annual event on Saturday, April 12.

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Child welfare board coloring contest winners announced

Poster contest winnersEight children were honored as winners in the Franklin County Child Welfare Board’s Child Abuse Prevention Month Coloring Contest Monday, April 14. Students at the Mount Vernon Elementary School and Mount Vernon Head Start school were invited to participate.

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Color attack

Trish Kuhl, far right, and her daughter, Maria, center, are attacked by a group of color enthusiasts led by Denise Case, far left.Trish Kuhl, far right, and her daughter, Maria, center, are attacked by a group of color enthusiasts led by Denise Case, far left. The 5K fun run was well attended and helped raise money for activities for the Class of 2019.

Hollingsworth, Steward take Night at the Museum honors

Participants in Night at the MuseumBlake Hollingsworth and Dalton Steward won top honors for their character portrayals and background sets at the Night at the Museum event Saturday, April 12.

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Alamo Mission Museum’s events well attended

Winners in the seventh annual Alamo chili cook offThe Alamo Mission Museum was the place to be Saturday for fun, food, and fellowship. Several hundred people came through the gates to participate in the trades day event, chili cook off and Blues Festival.

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Bike / Trike-a-Thon

The four and five year old class takes a break during the Kids Under Construction annual Bike/Trike-a-ThonThe four and five year old class takes a break during the Kids Under Construction annual Bike/Trike-a-Thon benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Chili eaters wanted for cook off

A chili cook-off will be conducted on Saturday, April 19 along Kaufman Street between Main and Scott streets. Bowls of chili will be available for sale to the public beginning at noon.

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