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CountryFest celebrating 45th year all day Saturday

The annual Key Club CountryFest in Mount Vernon will celebrate its 45th year Saturday, October 12. Festivities begin at 6 a.m. with the setup of stew cook-off contestants.

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CountryFest 2019

Booths featuring fall and home decor, crafts, and handmade jewelry will be dotted around the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza for the 45th annual CountryFestBooths featuring fall and home decor, crafts, and handmade jewelry will be dotted around the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza for the 45th annual CountryFest this Saturday, October 12.

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Trick-or-Treat at park planned

The annual community Trick-or-Treat event has been reconfigured this year, with the Community Events Committee (CEC) moving the event to Little Creek Park.

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Minions downtown

Several minions have recently joined forces with the City of Mount Vernon to greet folks to downtown.Several minions have recently joined forces with the City of Mount Vernon to greet folks to downtown. Staff members dressed up some hay bales in anticipation of other costumed characters joining them later during October.

The Hub marks first anniversary

Susan Bass, Sue Whiteley, and Dorothy Young served lunch recently to Scott White at The HubThis week marks the first anniversary of the founding of The Hub as a Franklin County-operated meal center in Mount Vernon for residents of the county age 60 and over.

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Programs shared which aid in historic preservation efforts

A large crowd of Franklin County historic preservationists gathered last week to learn about state and privately funded programs to help with engineering and planning to preserve both buildings and landscapes of historic value.A large crowd of Franklin County historic preservationists gathered last week to learn about state and privately funded programs to help with engineering and planning to preserve both buildings and landscapes of historic value.

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Adopt-a-Pet event

Young Miss Mount Vernon Maegan Wardrup pets one of the puppies looking for a new home at the Coldwell Banker Lakehaven Realtors Adopt-a-Pet eventYoung Miss Mount Vernon Maegan Wardrup pets one of the puppies looking for a new home at the Coldwell Banker Lakehaven Realtors Adopt-a-Pet event Saturday, September 28.

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

The deadline to enter the 35th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October. 11. Thus far, two beef and two chicken contestants have paid to register for the contest, several more have announced their intentions to cook.

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CountryFest annual celebration next week

The 45th annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, October. 12, with activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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