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Boathouse designs should elevate watercraft from flooding

Phil Bullock of Carollo Engineers presented a review of boathouse design and compliance requirements at the June meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors. This was to alleviate the misconception that a boathouse must be 25 feet tall to meet the new requirements. The changes were made to reduce or eliminate the damage to water craft caused by the occasional rising lake levels. For more information, see the July 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Independent Business Week celebration downtown Saturday

Members of the Mount Vernon Community Events Committee are organizing the third annual Independent Business Week celebration on Saturday, July 8.

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Independent Business Week contest set

Members of the Community Events Committee invite Franklin County residents to celebrate Independent Business Week (IBW) at area stores and restaurants July 2-7.

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Library’s Wildlife show Friday

The Friends of the Franklin County Library will present Wildlife on the Move at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 7 in the gym at the First Baptist Church.

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Fireworks on the lake Saturday, keep access clear

Onlookers are asked to keep access to and through parks clear for emergency vehicles as people flock to Lake Cypress Springs for the 20th annual display of fireworks over the lake starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1.

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Turtle Derby offers more than races

There is more to do than just race a turtle at the11th annual Mid-Summer Bash and Turtle Derby set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Pageant sign-up deadline July 28

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant in the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is not until Friday, July 28, but spaces are limited.

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Fireworks on Lake Cypress Springs celebrates 20th year

Fireworks over Lake Cypress SpringsLast Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the annual Fireworks on Lake Cypress Springs event. The event  celebrates U.S. Independence Day.

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Fireworks on the lake set for next week

The 20th annual fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 1.

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