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Scouting for Food drive Saturday

The annual “Scouting for Food” door-to-door collection of non-perishable food items in Mount Vernon will be Saturday, November 23. Items collected will be used for the 2013 Christmas for All Food Baskets.

Scouts and adult volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 271 and Boy Scout Troop 271 will  gather at the First United Methodist Church at 8:30 a.m. for street assignments for the door-to-door drive. Collections should be completed around 2 p.m.  For more information about the Christmas food basket program, see the Nov. 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.