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Christmas festival to be a community event

A plethora of Santa’s elves has been planning a Christmas celebration in Mount Vernon. There will be variety of activities in which community members can take part.

Festivities will run from November 30 to December 3. Included in the activities are a lighted Christmas parade, lighting the community Christmas tree, ice skating, a chili cook off, Christmas Village vendor booths, a cookie bake off, and a 5K fun run. To learn more about each of these activities, see the November 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.