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Food, wines headline fifth annual Wine in the Pines

An all Texas grown food demonstration, wines from 22 Texas wineries and more than 30 other arts, crafts and other food vendors headline the activities Friday night and Saturday at the fifth annual Wine in the Pines festivities.

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4-H members donate to fire department

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department presented the program at the monthly meeting of the Franklin County 4-H ClubThe Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department presented the program at the monthly meeting of the Franklin County 4-H Club on Tuesday, October 14 about fire prevention.

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Hedges first male to finish 5K run

Men’s 5K winnersZach Hedges was recognized as the first male runner to complete the CountryFest 5K. He finished the course in 20 minutes and 22 seconds.

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Kids Color Run - 2K

JaQualan Wright, Juan Gonzalez, and Tristan Rains were the winners in the Color Run 2K race. JaQualan Wright, Juan Gonzalez, and Tristan Rains were the winners in the Color Run 2K race. There were 21 kids in this age group. For more information about the event, see the October 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Happy smiles

Ann Adams is all smiles as she directs vendors to booths for the Key Club during CountryFestAnn Adams is all smiles as she directs vendors to booths for the Key Club during CountryFest on Saturday. Despite the rainy weather, sizeable crowds fill the downtown Mount Vernon area.

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Collins first female to finish 5K run

Women’s 5K winnersSienna Collins was recognized as the first runner to complete the CountryFest 5K. She finished the course in 21 minutes and 42 seconds.

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Weather reduces car show entries

CountryFest 2014 Auto Show winnersThe rainy weather took its toll on the 2014 CountryFest Auto Show. Only 24 cars, trucks, and motorcycles were entered this year.

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Kids Color Run - 1K

Chandler Bogue, Grayson Hammonds, and Tuff Foster were the winners in the Color Run 1K race. Chandler Bogue, Grayson Hammonds, and Tuff Foster were the winners in the Color Run 1K race. There were eight kids in this age group. For more information about the event, see the October 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Health Fair set for October 21

Flu shots and pneumonia vaccines will be the focus of a Health Fair set for Tuesday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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