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Christmas parade meeting planned

An information meeting for the annual Christmas parade will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20 in the Century Room of Kaufman St.

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Greer to speak at Genealogy Monday

Ken Greer will be the speaker for the November 19 meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society. His topic will be “I Thought Everyone Was Born in Dallas.”

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Fall festival planned at Alamo Mission Museum

The annual Fall festival, including games, cook-offs, and trades day, at the Alamo Mission Museum has been set for Saturday, November 17.

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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon  Monday, November 19 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Desserts at fish fry

Jennifer Cooper and Becky Johnson dish up desserts at the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department’s fish fryJennifer Cooper and Becky Johnson dish up desserts at the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department’s fish fry Saturday, November 3. Approximately 20 people supported the fund raising effort and the group collected $2,236 for firefighting equipment.

Food Baskets distributed Friday

Thanksgiving food baskets will be distributed from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 16 at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County at 822 Leftwich St., Mount Vernon.

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Blizzard a month for year

clockwise from top left, T.K. Fountain, Brenda Garmon, Mariella Cruz, T.K. Fountain, Jason Olivas, and Jim Stinson.Winners in the local Dairy Queen’s Blizzard a Month for a Year were, clockwise from top left, T.K. Fountain, Brenda Garmon, Mariella Cruz, T.K. Fountain, Jason Olivas, and Jim Stinson. More than 500 entries were received at the store during the promotion.

Annual Christmas parade set

The annual Christmas parade will be a little later this year. It has been set for 7 p.m. Saturday, December 15.

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American Legion sponsoring veterans fair

The Mount Pleasant American Legion and the First District of the State of Texas are sponsoring a Veterans Benefit Seminar / Fair on Wednesday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center.

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