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Gala dinner, opening season concert tickets now available

Advance tickets to the Mount Vernon Music’s August 26 Gala featuring the Austin-based “Lost and Nameless Orchestra” are now available.

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Rodeo and parade set for Labor Day Weekend

Members of the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County will be hosts for the annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3.

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Pageant tickets on sale now

Miss Mount Vernon contestants in the Tiny, Little, and Petite divisions.The 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 41 contestants, according to Heather Bales, event coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Book launch party

James and Debbie Murphy accept a copy of Montgomery House signed by author Katie HamiltonJames and Debbie Murphy accept a copy of Montgomery House signed by author Katie Hamilton.

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Launch party set for Hamilton’s new book

A book release launch party to celebrate the newest novel written by Katharine E. Hamilton will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4 at the Franklin County Library.

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MMV Pageant Friday, Saturday

Contestants in the Miss, Junior Miss, and Young Miss divisions of the Miss Mount Vernon PageantThe 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 41 girls seeking claim to six division titles in two nights of competition starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Theatre class

Sadie Hamrick and Emmi Jordan put the finishing touches onto a costume they made from newspapers for Kaleigh Copeland to model.Sadie Hamrick and Emmi Jordan put the finishing touches onto a costume they made from newspapers for Kaleigh Copeland to model.

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Harvest on Main dinner tickets now on sale

Tickets for the Harvest on Main dinner, set for Friday, Oct. 27, are now on sale to the general public after a “brisk response” from last year’s attendees in a special VIP offering.

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Practice begins Monday for Miss Mount Vernon Pageant

Practices for the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant will begin Monday, July 31 and will continue nightly for two weeks.

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