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Food festival downtown April 13

Members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosts for the an International Food Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

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Trek road bike tickets available

A 24” Trek road bike will be given away by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at the annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride on April 20.

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Night at the Museum planned Saturday

A total of 29 students from Mount Vernon Middle School’s fifth and sixth grades will bring local history to life portraying historical characters for “A Night at the Museum” on Saturday, April 6.

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Community Easter fun set for April 20

The annual community Easter egg hunt and other activities promises to provide fun for the whole family.The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Little Creek Park, just north of downtown Mount Vernon.

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Tour de Cypress to celebrate 15 years of annual bike event

Fifteen years of bringing bike enthusiasts to Mount Vernon will be celebrated Saturday, April 20 as the Rotary Club signals the start of the annual the Tour de Cypress Bike Rides.

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Property deeds gifted to non-profit groups

Pepper Puryear, center, hands over the deeds to property at 822 Leftwich to Whitney Asay and Anna Hood of the Bountiful House, at left, and to board members of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County, at right, represented by Jim Stinson, Mary Ann Gordineer, Frankie Capers, Richard Lee, Dorothy Young, Joe Faulkner, Willie Bane and Ernie Snapka.It was not an April Fool’s Day joke when the Community Food Bank of Franklin County and the Bountiful House were gifted with deeds to the property once occupied by Hilltop Baptist Church at 822 Leftwich St. on Monday, April 1. Both are non-profit organizations.

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Easter hams available from fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be smoking hams through Saturday, April  20 to raise funds.They will be set up in the Brookshire’s parking lot on Saturdays during March and April from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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County, city Spring clean-up efforts begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts will begin countywide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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St. Clair Endowment allocates $30,000 to community programs

The Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment funds were distributed  last week to (front left), Robert Long (Franklin County Historical), Susan Bass (Friends of the Library), Pepper Puryeur (Mount Vernon Cares), Becky Baggett (Alamo Mission Museum), Mary Lou Mowery (Mount Vernon Rotary), Mark Miller (Mount Vernon Music), Teri Siddens (Franklin County Genealogy Society) Linda Hammond (Franklin County Arts Alliance), Susan Sample (Lunches of Love), and Jill Lowry (Mount Vernon Cares).Grant awards totaling $30,000 were presented from the Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment on Tuesday, March 19. The funds will help support nine local charitable programs or groups.

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