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Ribbon Cutting

Jackie Rambo cuts the ribbon to celebrate Night Owls Childcare joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Jackie Rambo cuts the ribbon to celebrate Night Owls Childcare joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The business, located at 1001 Hwy. 37, provides childcare for families working nontraditional hours from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Carry the Load relay coming for fifth consecutive year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Friday evening, May 27 for the fifth consecutive year on its way from Boston, Mass. to Dallas. The 2,300 mile 28 day relay has been divided into 348 segments that can be walked by an individual or a group.

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Food festival downtown Friday

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosts for an International Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Foods representing tastes from Asian, Dutch, Mexican, Haitian, Armenian, German, Czech, American, Irish, and Italian cuisine will be available.

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Main Street gearing up for upcoming events

The Main Street Alliance monthly meeting was filled with reports from various committees working on community events fostered by the organization, including Farmers Market, Second Saturday on the Square, the Preservation Prowl, Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival and the Christmas Festival.

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Paint Our Town

Paint our Town volunteersMore than 200 volunteers gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza before fanning out across town to paint homes for owners who have a physical or financial need. Eight homes and two businesses were painted on Saturday, May 14.

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Ribbon Cutting

Tiger Pharmacy’s ribbon cuttingJohn and Denise Case were joined by Traci Haley, Tammy Kearney and Chamber Ambassadors for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate Tiger Pharmacy’s joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Child safety seat check up event planned

A a child safety seat checkup event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Kids Under Construction parking lot at 319 Kaufman Street.

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Highway seal coating begun in Franklin County

Work to seal coat several roads in Franklin County as part of an annual road maintenance project began earlier this week. Portions of FM 21, FM 900, Business Hwy. 37, and Spur 423 will be affected.

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NeTseO Trails BSA receives donation

Herschal Kelley, Boy Scouts of America district executive, accepts  a $1,000 corporate contribution  from Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager.Herschal Kelley, Boy Scouts of America district executive, accepts  a $1,000 corporate contribution  from Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager.

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