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Little Dribblers compete at regional tournamen

Little Dribblers compete at regional tournamenThe Mount Vernon third and fourth grade boys Little Dribbler’s all-star team recently competed in the regional tournament in Brownsboro. See the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Pottery exhibit, evaluations offered in “Pottery Road Show”

Pottery experts will be at the Old Depot Museum in Mount Vernon between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 in what is dubbed as a “Pottery Road Show.”  Five to six of the states’ top dozen experts on east Texas made pottery will be available to give free evaluations of pottery items during Cypress SpringFest. See the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Reception to open exhibit of Dean Teague paintings

A retrospective exhibit of the varied styles and media used by nationally recognized local artist Dean Teague  will be on display at the Old Fire Station Museum. The exhibit opening will be marked by a reception honoring the late artist’s family from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 17. The pieces will continue to be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18. See the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Eastern Star fish fry Saturday

Members of the Mount Vernon Order of the Eastern Star will be hosts for a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Mount Vernon Lodge Hall on the I-30 Access Rd.Fried catfish and all the trimmings will be served. The cost for a meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Live Entertainment will be provided at the event by Stuart Richey and Band, the Mount Vernon Jazz Band, and Courtnee Damron. All proceeds from the event will go into the Mount Vernon Eastern Star Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors at Mount Vernon High School.

Arts, entertainment found during April Arts at arts center

Arts, entertainment found during April Arts at arts centerArt in all forms will delight the eyes and ears during the two days of 2009 April Arts events. The events are sponsored annually by the Franklin County Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center. Above, Fran Hilton was one of the many artists who exhibited work in the 2008 show. See  the Cypress SpringFest Special Section in the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

The Wizard of Oz to be featured for Family Film Night Saturday

The Wizard of Oz will be featured at 7 p.m. Saturday night, April 18 to conclude the weekend of Cypress SpringFest activities. The film will be shown outdoor in the Heritage Plaza parking lot, just east of the fountain. The movie is free. Concessions will be available for purchase, including popcorn, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and candy. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and wraps for their comfort.

Bunny hopping

Bunny hoppingJakobi Kennedy and Mareli Castro eye the finish line of the sack race at the annual Easter in the Park Celebration. More than 200 children participated in the event that included sack races, other games, and an egg hunt on Saturday, April 11 at Tiger Stadium. See the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Key Club Bake-Off set for Saturday

Key Club Bake-Off set for SaturdayThe sixth annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 18 in conjunction with the annual  Cypress SpringFest. Above, Kitty Ramsay displays an award winning bake item while Bobby Elbert encourages spectators to bid during the 2008 Key Club Bake-Off. See  the Cypress SpringFest Special Section in the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Kids ride free at Tour de Cypress

Kids age 12 and under can ride free with a paid adult registration in the Tour de Cypress Bike Tour slated for Saturday, April 18.See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.