Carry the Load passing through Friday

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Friday evening, May 25, for the seventh consecutive year on its way from West Point Cemetery in New York state to Dallas.

The relay will leave Winfield around 4 p.m., pass through Mount Vernon around 6:30 p.m. and continue on to Saltillo along Hwy. 67. See the May 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.