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Letters to Santa

Heather McAnally, age four, shows the goodies she received at the Old Depot MuseumHeather McAnally, age four, shows the goodies she received at the Old Depot Museum and from the Christmas parade to Santa Claus. See the B section in the December 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for Letters to Santa from area children.

Painting with a Twist

Chloe Copeland begins to paint a snowman at the Painting with a TwistChloe Copeland begins to paint a snowman at the Painting with a Twist event organized by the Friends of the Franklin County Library on Saturday, December 5. A total of 13 children and 22 adults painted with brushes and fingers at the Multi-Purpose Building on Taylor St.

Painting with a Twist planned

The Friends of the Franklin County Library are planning a “Painting with a Twist” party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building.

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Painting with a Twist Saturday

Painting with a Twist, a twist of peppermint, will be sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building.

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Chili competition sign ups underway

Registration for the seventh annual chili cook off as part of the annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 5 in downtown Mount Vernon is underway. All proceeds from the cook off will be donated

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Children’s play to be at NTCC

The cast of Gooney Bird GreeneThe Theatre Northeast will present Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures December 5 at 7:30 p.m. and December 6 at 2:05 p.m. in the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts

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Plaza Christmas Celebration coming early to Mount Vernon

Need a little Christmas now? The Plaza Christmas Celebration is coming early to downtown Mount Vernon the evening of Friday, November 20. The vendor deadline to register is next Tuesday

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“Christmasland” opens Friday, November 27

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2015 holiday season on Friday, November 27. The display is free and open to the public.

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Harpeth Rising makes return performance at Music Hall

Classically trained violinist Jordana Greenberg, Rebecca Reed-Lunn on banjo, and cellist Maria DiMeglioThe progressive folk trio Harpeth Rising will bring their unique brand of high energy music to the Mount Vernon Music Hall in a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 8.

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