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Children fascinated

Approximately 90 children and adults enjoyed the series of fairy tales and poems written and spoken by fairy-tale characters put to music by Mount Vernon Music Monday afternoonApproximately 90 children and adults enjoyed the series of fairy tales and poems written and spoken by fairy-tale characters put to music by Mount Vernon Music Monday afternoon, June 16.

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Unique Items at 2nd Saturdays

Jason Lewis of Austin brought a series of artful and unique items to the 2nd Saturday event for June. Jason Lewis of Austin brought a series of artful and unique items to the 2nd Saturday event for June. He calls them “Ups Cycle” items. He gives a new spin to items no longer able to perform their original use.

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Petting zoo

Aedyn ByrdAedyn Byrd, son of Corrie and Joanna Byrd, loves the feel of the feathers on the chickens at the petting zoo sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library.

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Veterans memorial proposed to move

A new location for veterans memorials and concerns over perpetual garage sales were topics at the regular June meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, June 17

The Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library will begin Tuesday, June 17 and continue each Tuesday through Tuesday, July 22. The program targets children from ages four to 12 and 13 to 17. For a listing of session times, see the June 12  edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Local veteran takes flight

Dorothy JohnsonDorothy Johnson, of Mount Vernon, recently traveled to Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight for veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War.

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Fountain-Ellis honored

Fay Fountain-EllisFay Fountain-Ellis was recently honored as the eldest member of the Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She was born Nov. 26, 1928 to Eugene Fountain and Stella Mae Templeton Fountain.

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Martha Hare to lead Dairy Festival parade

Martha Dickson HareMartha Dickson Hare of Franklin County was selected to serve as the grand marshal of the 55th annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival parade. The parade will be in Sulphur Springs starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21.

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Second Saturday is this weekend

The Second Saturday event will be this weekend, June 14. This month’s event will feature materials artist  Michelle Chitsey and live music from musician Mathew Tuttle.

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