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Nonstop entertainment, food Saturday

Nonstop musical entertainment, food and other activities are planned from noon Saturday until midnight for the Boots, Brew & Barbecue event along Houston St. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Cooks, craft vendors sought for B3 day

Artisans, craft vendors and barbecue cooks are invited to Boots, Brew, and Barbeque, which has been rescheduled to May 21. For more information about registering for a booth or as a cook, see the May 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Historical artwork

This fireplace screen was recently donated to the Franklin County Historical Association by Dr. Dorothy Brooks.This fireplace screen was recently donated to the Franklin County Historical Association by Dr. Dorothy Brooks. It was painted by her mother, Lois Roberta Penn Brooks in 1940s in Franklin County.

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Book signing

Gail Reed, June Foster, and Helen Myers sign copies of their new book A Flock of Sparrows during an event in the courtyard at the Cultural Arts CenterGail Reed, June Foster, and Helen Myers sign copies of their new book A Flock of Sparrows during an event in the courtyard at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, May 7.

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Blues festival soggy, but not sunk

Winners in the ninth annual chili cook off at the Alamo Mission Museum.The weather put a damper on events at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, April 9. The threat of rain quickly passed and approximately 30 people sat back in the cool breeze

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Mothers honored at Frame Up

An exhibit of work honoring mothers will be on display throughout the month of May at the Frame Up Fine Arts Gallery at 204 W. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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Big sale at CAC Saturday, other events in April

There are several events planned at the Cultural Arts Center during the month of April.The Franklin County Arts Alliance will have a big sale at the CAC this Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A Flock of Sparrows launch party set

A launch party and book signing for the novel A Flock of Sparrows will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Cultural Arts Center. Helen Myers, June Foster, and Gail Reed have teamed up to write as Helen Foster Reed.

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Professor Tele band to play at Blues Festival

If you are looking for a mouth watering, toe tapping good time, then the Alamo Mission Museum is the place to be. The ninth annual Chili and Blues event is this Saturday, April 9 on the museum’s grounds.

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