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Music Gala raises over $5,000

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band in concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.The 11th annual Mount Vernon Music Gala Saturday evening at the Music Hall netted just over $5,000 for the organization’s scholarship and youth outreach programs.

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Bankhead Hwy. program Monday

A Bankhead Highway Centennial Celebration Picnic and program are planned in conjunction with the Franklin County Historical Association’s bi-monthly general membership meeting Monday evening, September 5.

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Pageant both Friday, Saturday

Contestants in the Miss, Junior Miss, and Young Miss divisions of the Miss Mount Vernon Pageant.The 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 50 girls seeking claim to six division titles in two nights of competition.

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Hicks to be featured at poetry reading

Sid HicksThe Ninth Annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading will be in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College on Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m.

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Photography class

Connelly Cowan and Luke McCraw take pictures in the courtyard of the Cultural Arts Center during a kids photography classConnelly Cowan and Luke McCraw take pictures in the courtyard of the Cultural Arts Center during a kids photography class on Saturday, July 23. A second class will be this Saturday, July 30. A total of 15 kids took part in the class.

Gala opens season with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass BandSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band will be featured at the season opening Gala for Mount Vernon Music at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 27 at The Music Hall.

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Camera workshop

Keitra Stoker works in a make-shift darkroom at the Franklin County Arts Alliance’s pinhole and digital camera workshopKeitra Stoker works in a make-shift darkroom at the Franklin County Arts Alliance’s pinhole and digital camera workshop  for adults on Saturday, July 16.

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Labor Day Rodeo to provide entertainment

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo will be Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 at their arena off  FM 115 in Mount Vernon and promises entertainment for the whole family.

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Photography classes for children planned

A pair of children’s photography safari classes have been scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, July 23 and 30. This two part series of classes is for children ages eight to 12.

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