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Winter coat distribution set

The Winter Bundle drive has collected lots of coats and mittens over the past four weeks and will be distributing the items on Saturday, December 10.

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First National wins top prize at parade

The children of bank employees dressed as characters from Peanuts’ Charlie Brown Christmas with Snoopy dressed for the holidays.First National Bank took first place and a $400 prize in the annual Christmas parade, Friday, December 2, 2016. The children of bank employees dressed as characters from Peanuts’ Charlie Brown Christmas with Snoopy dressed for the holidays.

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Applications being accepted for food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas for All food program is Tuesday, December 13.

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Celebrate “Ladies Night Out” Thursday

Vendors for the sixth annual “Ladies Night Out” shopping extravaganza will be set up around the downtown Mount Vernon area Thursday, December 8.

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Library friends to show Mr. Church movie

There are seats available to view the movie Mr. Church that will be presented by the Friends of the Franklin County Library at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, December 1.

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“Ladies Night Out” planned for December 8

The sixth annual “Ladies Night Out” shopping extravaganza will be Thursday, December 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. Booths will be set up around the plaza, and stores around the square will stay open late.

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Christmas parade Friday, holiday activities planned

The annual Christmas parade will kick off holiday activities at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. The route of the parade will be completely different this year.

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Angel numbers up, Christmas Store next week

The number of Angels needing adoption is up from this time last year, according to Amy Ford, coordinator for the gift portion of the Christmas for All project.

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HOME construction contract awarded to Whitaker Homes

Whitaker Homes of Paris, Texas was the successful bidder for the home program contract with the City of Mount Vernon.

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