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Mount Vernon Key Club donates to Franklin County Sports Complex

Mount Vernon Key Club donates to Franklin County Sports ComplexMembers of the Key Club were joined by several youth ball players as they donated $5,600 to the Franklin County Sports Complex

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Shakespeare Club Thursday, April 19

The Shakespeare Club of Mount Vernon met Thursday, April 19 in the home of Nicki Armstrong for the annual installation of new officers and luncheon. For more information, see the May 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Cinco de Mayo is Sunday, May 6

The local celebration of Cinco de Mayo will be Sunday, May 6 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.

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Democrats select state delegates

The Democratic Party of Franklin County met last month to select delegates to represent the county at the Texas Democratic Convention.

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Arbor Day tree planting

Arbor Day tree plantingA tree was planted at Little Creek Park by a group of dedicated conservationists and local youth.

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“Story Time” at Franklin County Library next week

“Story Time” will be conducted at the Franklin County Library each day next week.

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Line dance

Line danceMarie and Daliana Latortue, at right,  join the  152 member line dance that formed on Kaufman St. in downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, April 28.

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Live entertainment planned for festival

Live entertainment planned for festivalThe Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival, set for Saturday, May 19, will feature live entertainment.

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National day of Prayer event set for Thursday

“One nation under God,” is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer.

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