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Food collections, sign-ups continue

The collection of non-perishable food items for the 2017 Christmas for All Food Baskets continues through the first week in December.

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More than $31,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

Nancy and Wayne Thames look over silent auction items at the scholarship gala for the Mount Vernon Rotary ClubNancy and Wayne Thames look over silent auction items at the scholarship gala for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, November 4.

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Christmas festival to be a community event

A plethora of Santa’s elves has been planning a Christmas celebration in Mount Vernon. There will be variety of activities in which community members can take part.

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Thankful Community Harvest Saturday

A “Thankful Community Harvest” has been planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 11 and everyone in the community is invited.

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Cowan-Tillman house to be featured on tour of homes

The Cowan-Tillman home was built in 1910 and is a turn-of-the-century Craftsman Bungalow.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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Three local projects are state award finalists

Downtown Mount Vernon is home to three finalists for the 2017 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards Program.

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Serving up stew

Janet Middleton receives a quart of stew from Linda BryantJanet Middleton receives a quart of stew from Linda Bryant on the square on Monday, October 30 during a fund raising event for the Franklin County Genealogical Society. The group served up 84 quarts of stew and netted about $950 for the organization.

Letting in the light

Workers remove bricks from the south wall of the Hill buildingWorkers remove bricks from the south wall of the Hill building, letting in natural light for the second floor. The windows were bricked over in the 1980s.

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ALP 243 begins holiday food collections

The Mount Vernon American Legion and Auxiliary to Post 243 began their collection of nonperishable food items for the 2017 Christmas For All program Wednesday, November 1.

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