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Dinner to celebrate local service, youth

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a scholarship fund raising gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 3.

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Goblins, superheros gather for Trick-or-Treat on the Square

Kids in costumes from goblins to cute princesses filled the downtown Mount Vernon  for the annual Trick-or-Treat Around the SquareA large crowd of ghouls, goblins, super heros and princesses paraded around downtown Mount Vernon square for the 28th annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square.

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United Way fund raiser

Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center employees Chance Ballard and Daniel Miller and Chamber of Commerce Manager Diane Newsom prepare brisket taco platesLowe’s Regional Distribution Center employees Chance Ballard and Daniel Miller and Chamber of Commerce Manager Diane Newsom prepare brisket taco plates at the RDC Friday, October 19.

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Velazqeuz to speak at Rotary Scholarship dinner

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s annual scholarship Gala dinner will be Saturday, Novovember 3 with Jessica Velazquez as the keynote speaker. Proceeds from the event support the club’s motivational scholarship program.

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Wine festival’s Market on Main all day Saturday

Guests at the Harvest on Main listen to Mayor Teresia Wims as she welcomes the group of 125 diners last Saturday.Guests at the Harvest on Main listen to Mayor Teresia Wims as she welcomes the group of 125 diners last Saturday.

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Trick-or-Treat on the square Tuesday

The 28th annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square will be Tuesday, October 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be candy stops at the businesses around the square and numerous trick-or-trunk stops around the plaza.

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Spirit of Mount Vernon

Ray Loyd Johnson presents the Mount Vernon Spirit Award to Jerry Smith, Jr. of GilmerRay Loyd Johnson presents the Mount Vernon Spirit Award to Jerry Smith, Jr. of Gilmer for his 1954 Chevrolet Delux. He picked the vehicle because the spirit of Mount Vernon is to help those in need, and the car needed help.

Stew lunch on the square Monday

The Franklin County Genealogical Society will be selling Billy Jordan’s award winning chicken stew as their annual fundraiser on Monday, October 29.

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Calvin Bain, Polly Mason win annual 42 tournament

Polly Mason and Calvin BainFirst time winners Calvin Bain and Polly Mason were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by the First National Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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