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Get prepared for Easter in the Park

Parents should be getting prepared for the annual Easter in the Park event to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Little Creek Park. The annual event will include the Easter Parade, games, sack races, and of course the egg hunt.

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Workday planned a Pierce Chapel Cemetery

A workday is planned at the Pierce Chapel Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Anyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to bring their yard tools, a picnic lunch, and their lawn chairs to help with the event.

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Bake-off entries sought

Advance entries are being sought for the 11th annual  Spring Bake-Off sponsored by the Key Club Saturday, April 12. Registration cost is $10 for each category.

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Food bank chili competition sign ups underway

A chili cook-off has been set for Saturday, April 19 in downtown Mount Vernon. All proceeds from the cook off will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Franklin County. For details on how to sign up to cook in the competition, see the April 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Democrats to meet Monday at Daysi’s

Members and friends of the Franklin County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the Taqueria Daysi’s restaurant. Vik Verna, area director for Organizing for America, will be the guest speaker.

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Kids ride free in Rotary’s Annual Tour de Cypress

Kids age 12 and under can ride free in the Tour de Cypress Bike Ride and Run slated for Saturday, April 19. Runs of 5K and 10K have been added to the event.

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Tri-Lakes Pregnancy Center sets meeting

A community-wide informational meeting for the new Tri-Lakes Pregnancy Center will be Wednesday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church at 522 Hwy. 37.

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Men of Courage Car Show at First Baptist Church Saturday

The Men of Courage Car Show will be on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at the First Baptist Church. There will be 12 different classifications for the car show with an entry fee of $25 per vehicle, which should be paid the morning of the event.

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Heroes eligible for door prizes at BBQ

Emergency personnel attending the April 18 Heroes Barbecue will be eligible for a variety of door prizes this year. Franklin County emergency workers and their families

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