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Paint Our Town

More than 40 people gathered in the 600 block of Leftwich to take part in the annual Paint Our Town Project on Saturday, May 4.More than 40 people gathered in the 600 block of Leftwich to take part in the annual Paint Our Town Project on Saturday, May 4.

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Retired flag collection box moved

The collection box for retired federal, state and military flags has been moved from in from of the City of Mount Vernon Office to outside Alliance Bank due to the sidewalk improvements. For more details, see the May 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Paint Our Town this weekend

Three houses will get a facelift this weekend as part of the annual Paint Our Town project. There will be teams working on Live Oak, Leftwich, and Hwy. 67 East.

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Applications sought for 2020 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2020.

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Kid fish

Tori Godfrey and her children, Kami, Kendal and Lexi, work at making that big catch at the annual Kid Fish eventTori Godfrey and her children, Kami, Kendal and Lexi, work at making that big catch at the annual Kid Fish event Saturday, April 27, at the Jordan’s Blueberry Farm.

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Legion donates to Handicapable

American Legion Post 243 Commander Bill Germann presents donations to Handicapable Rodeo representatives Dale and Barbara Crowston.American Legion Post 243 Commander Bill Germann presents donations to Handicapable Rodeo representatives Dale and Barbara Crowston.

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Schutt is National Day of Prayer speaker

Mike SchuttMike Schutt will be the guest speaker at the 2019 National Day of Prayer observance in Franklin County. This year’s free event will be a community breakfast.

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International Food Festival

Jason Ross accepts a Reuben sandwich from a German cuisine booth during the International Food FestivalJason Ross accepts a Reuben sandwich from a German cuisine booth during the International Food Festival on Saturday, April 27, on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza.

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Easter in the Park

Three year-old Ella Asay gives the Easter Bunny a high-five at the annual Easter in the ParkThree year-old Ella Asay gives the Easter Bunny a high-five at the annual Easter in the Park event Saturday, April 20 at Little Creek Park.

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