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Angel Tree request deadline this week

The Angel Gift portion of the Christmas for All project application deadline is Friday and Saturday. Completed applications must be turned in at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center

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Wing Ding Thing entries open now

Entries are being sought for the fourth annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing set for Saturday, November 14 at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon. Prizes will be awarded for the best chicken wings.

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North Franklin fish fry changed

The date for the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department’s fish fry has been changed to November 21. The date was pushed back two weeks due to scheduling conflicts. See the November 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more  information.

Holiday ice skating rink to open, partner organizations sought

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is making plans for its third annual ice skating rink and wants to partner with clubs and non-profit organizations to operate the rink and to split the proceeds.

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American Legion, Auxiliary to begin holiday food collections

The Mount Vernon American Legion and Auxiliary to Post 243 will begin their collection of nonperishable food items for the 2015 Christmas For All program Monday, November 9.

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Enter games, booths at Alamo Trade Days

Friends and families are urged to make plans now to enter the Redneck Games at the annual Alamo Trade Days event set for Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14 at the Alamo Mission Museum (AMM).

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Blood drive Saturday

Carter BloodCare will conduct a blood drive at the church of Christ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7. The organization’s mobile donor coach will be in the parking lot of the church,

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Meal center open for lunch, Tai Chi classes

The Mount Vernon Senior center is open for weekday lunches and is now offering Tai Chi classes. The meal center is continuing to serve meals to seniors and friends. The meal is free for those age 60 and over.

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Motorcycle rally added to Alamo events

A full slate of events has been planned at the Alamo Mission Museum (AMM) for their annual Redneck games and Trade  Days events Friday and Saturday, November. 13 and 14.

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