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Pageant tickets on sale now

Miss Mount Vernon contestants took part in their first evening practice Monday, July 30 at the Mount Vernon ISD auditorium. Above, the Little and Petite groups are shown. The 50th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 52 contestants, according to Heather Bales, event coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

The pageant is set for Friday, August 10 for kindergarten through fifth grade girls, and Saturday, August 11 for sixth  through 12th grade girls. For a listing of contestants selling tickets, see the August 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.