Arts & Entertainment

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.

New this year, practices will be at the First United Methodist Church in the Mary Jennings Hall. The kindergarten through fifth contestants will practice at 5:30 p.m., and the sixth through 12th grade group will gather at 7 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 10. See the July 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this year’s pageant and how to purchase tickets.