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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 1. The route of the parade will be completely different this year.

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Burton homes to be featured on holiday tour

Banister houseMembers of the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Tour of Homes. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Haynes-Moore house to be featured on tour of homes

The Haynes-Moore House on Leftwich Street was originally built in 1908 .Members of the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Tour of Homes. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Ladies Night Out planned, vendor registration open now

The seventh annual “Ladies Night Out” shopping extravaganza in the Plaza District will be Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Veterans program

Capt. Mike Jenkins, retired, explains the “Missing Man Table” during the Veterans Salute program at the First United Methodist ChurchCapt. Mike Jenkins, retired, explains the “Missing Man Table” during the Veterans Salute program at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 11.

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“Christmasland” opens Friday, Nov. 24

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2017 holiday season on Friday, November 24.

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Honoring veterans

Bert Edmondson, far right, and employees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, from left, Claudio Telles, Chance Grantham, Josh Holcomb, Chance Ballard, Sal LeBlanc, and Kevin Watson.Volunteers raised flags on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor service men and women for Veterans Day.

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Merry Christmas pageant titles awarded

Asja Gadlin, Madyson Caldwell, Kadance Carroll, and Claire Rutledge Asja Gadlin, Madyson Caldwell, Kadance Carroll, and Claire Rutledge were crowned 2017 Miss Merry Christmases Saturday evening.

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Plaza District projects earn statewide recognition

City Administrator Tina Rose, Immediate Past Main Street Chairman Lillie Bush-Reves, Main Street Manager Carolyn Teague, M.L. Edwards and Watermelon Mills project owners and contractors Greg and Shannon Ostertag, Harvest on Main Chairman Jackie Divine-Carlson and her husband, Jack CarlsonMount Vernon’s M.L. Edwards & Co. and Main Street’s Harvest on Main Dinner won awards, while the Plaza District had finalists in two other categories in the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) sponsored President’s Awards Program for 2017.

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