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Wing Ding Thing entries open now

Entries are being sought for the second annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing set for Saturday, November 9 at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon on CR SW3010. The entry fee is $10.

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Leaders needed for annual event

A few good leaders are needed to help plan the 2014 Relay For Life event for Franklin County. The event is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The group is planning a daytime event with the hope for increasing participation.

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Wine in the Pines well attended

Darwin and Connie McGill make change and distribute goodie bagsDarwin and Connie McGill make change and distribute goodie bags at one of the four registration tables for the 2013 Wine in the Pines event. More than 1,000 wine glasses were distributed to visitors as they proceeded to the wine tasting area on the downtown plaza in Mount Vernon.

Alamo costume winners fourth grade and older division,

Winners in the annual Alamo Mission Museum’s Halloween costume contestWinners in the annual Alamo Mission Museum’s Halloween costume contest were chose on Saturday, October 26. In the fourth grade and older division, first went to Trinity Bogue, followed by Kevin Martinez, Jessie Bailey, Fiona Burton, and Hailee Pingitore.

“Ladies Night Out” planned for November 21

The third annual “Ladies Night Out” shopping extravaganza is being planned for Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. “We decided to move our event into the downtown area this year,” Crystal Copeland, president of the Downtown Business Association said.

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Jewelry, history, stars featured at luncheon

Jewelry, history, movie stars, literary stars and romance is all rolled into one by Bonny Edmonds. One of her acclaimed Mexican Tales lectures will be featured at the Mount Vernon Main Street luncheon.

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Franklin County Library Recipe exchange November 5

The Franklin County Library will have their third annual Holiday Craft Show and Recipe Exchange on Tuesday, November 5. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. at the library. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the event and to bring a dish to share and a copy of the recipe.

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Trick-or-Treat around the Square Thursday, October 31

The annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square will be conducted Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. A video of costumed children will be made that evening. The events are sponsored annually by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Rotary to celebrate 75 years with scholarship dinner

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a dinner November 16 to raise money for motivational scholarships. The club has provided scholarships to 136 students since 2000

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