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Sidewalk chalk, pastels workshop set

Efton Edwards will lead a free children’s sidewalk chalk and pastels workshop on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will meet in the Cultural Arts Center For more information, See the July 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Puppet play

Seth Smithey and Teagan Trantham try their hand at walking a marionetteSeth Smithey and Teagan Trantham try their hand at walking a marionette prior to the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment program “Storytelling Unleashed” on Thursday, July 9

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant sign-up deadline June 30

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant in the 47th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. No contestants will be accepted after that date.

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Sidewalk art

Whitney Ashley, wearing a cape, draws a super hero on the wall of the Franklin County Library.Whitney Ashley, wearing a cape, draws a super hero on the wall of the Franklin County Library. A total of 56 students packed the library for the first Summer Reading session on Tuesday, July 7.

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Boots, Brew and Barbecue activities this weekend

The second annual Boots, Brew and Barbecue (B3) weekend will be in downtown Mount Vernon this Friday night and Saturday, June 26-27. Food, drink, live music, and other activities

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Golden to perform at Second Saturday on the square

Haley GoldenA beautiful Texas day is predicted by the weatherman for Second Saturday activities, July 11, in downtown Mount Vernon. The shops and local vendors will be set up with their handmade items and farm grown produce.

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Last, Best Hope to be featured film

The film Last, Best Hope will be featured at the 2015 Bankhead Highway Film Festival. The festival begins Thursday, June 25. The two-day event is being sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Alliance.

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Bankhead Hwy. film festival

Donna McFarland addresses a crowd of about 50 people who were waiting to view Last, Best Hope, the featured film for the 2015 Bankhead Highway Film Festival.Donna McFarland addresses a crowd of about 50 people who were waiting to view Last, Best Hope, the featured film for the 2015 Bankhead Highway Film Festival.

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Debut for musical story success

The debut of “The Town Musicians,” a musical story by Benedikt Brydern with illustrations by artist Madeline CristThe debut of “The Town Musicians,” a musical story by Benedikt Brydern with illustrations by artist Madeline Crist, was successfully presented before an audience of 165 children and adults.

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