Historical meeting set for Monday

The first meeting of the new year for the Franklin Count Historical Association will be on Monday, Jan. 1 at the Masonic Lodge Hall off the I-30 south access road east of Hwy. 37.

The meeting will open with a shared covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. College professor and authori Lauren Heymeyer will present “Walking with Mr. Thoreau.”  To learn more about this speaker and program see the December 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.