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Easter events moved to April 8

The Community Easter Egg Hunt and children’s activities preceding the event will be conducted on the second Saturday, April 8, due to event conflicts on the Saturday prior to Easter.

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Items needed for auction to benefit Dejah Arnold

An auction to aid Dejah Arnold’s family as she continues to battle leukemia has been planned for Saturday, April 25.

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Easter hams available from fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will have, tickets available for smoked hams in the Brookshire’s parking lot on Saturdays during March.

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Youth rodeo awards presented

Youth Rodeo buckle winnersAn end of season award ceremony for Youth Rodeo participants was celebrated by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Possee on Sunday, March 12.

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Main Street program to get National Accreditation

Mount Vernon’s Main Street Alliance is one of 61 Texas Main Street communities that were recommended for national accreditation by the National Main Street Center,

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Registration for Paint our Town is open

The initial planning meeting for the 2017 “Paint Our Town” project took place last week and registration is open to apply to have homes included in the project.

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Stew on the square

Veronica Jordan sells a quart of stew to Dr. James King on the downtown square on Monday, March 6Veronica Jordan sells a quart of stew to Dr. James King on the downtown square on Monday, March 6. The event was a fund raiser for the Franklin County Genealogical Society and raised $1,000.

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Farmers Market

Melanie Cleveland had a variety of goods for saleThe Farmers Market on the downtown plaza has officially opened for the 2017 growing season. Melanie Cleveland had a variety of goods for sale, including fresh baked muffins, canned items, and fresh vegetables. It will be open every Saturday, rain or shine, through October.

Collvins’ Heirloom receives international recognition

The Collvins’ Heirloom project sparkles under the lights at the Detroit AutoRama in February. It was a labor of love and a family affair with three generations working on the project that brought international recognition to Collvins Collision of Mount Vernon.

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