Forest Trails Region sponsors photo contest

Amateur photographers can compete for top honors in an online photo competition conducted by Texas Forest Trail Region. The photos will be used to advocate for and promote the region’s 35-county service area, which includes Franklin County, as an integral part of the Texas experience.  Photos are being solicited in five categories: Regional Events, Family Fun, Nature, East Texas Heritage and History, and Wild Card. See the Jan. 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about the contest.