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Cell takes on new meaning as popular escape room

Holly Wilcox, her mom Leslie, and Donna McFarland  with one of the pieces of the DNA Disaster.A new escape room adventure “DNA Disaster” will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22 in the historic Franklin County Jail.

The Cell, the smallest unit of life, and the mysteries of DNA, the carrier of genetic information, can be explored by anyone age 10 and up who is up to the challenge. It was designed by Holly Wilcox as part of a community service project for her Silver Award as a Cadette with Girl Scouts of the United States of America. To learn more, see the June 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.