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Cinco de Mayo to be celebrated Sunday

After dodging rain dates, the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The celebration will be conducted on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Fish fry for Black Onyx scholarships Saturday

A fish fry fund-raiser is set from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 to collect funds for the Black Onyx Club Scholarships for Mount Vernon youth. Club members will prepare a meal of fresh fried catfish, hush puppies and French fries on the parking lot at Brookshire’s Food Store in Mount Vernon.  A donation of $7 or more per plate is asked. See the May 14 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Cinco de Mayo rescheduled

This year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration Sunday, May 3 was canceled due to the stormy weather last weekend and has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 17  from from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. The celebration will be conducted on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The festivities feature a cultural band, traditional ethnic foods, games for all ages, and dancing. Hay rides and pony rides will be offered this year.

Friendship Cemetery annual meeting set Sunday, May 31

The annual meeting of the Friendship Cemetery Association is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at the cemetery. Everyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to attend. Updated financial reports will be passed out at the meeting. This year, the only expense for the association was for mowing and clean-up. The association hopes to get the pipe fence that was installed last year painted. All donations made toward the upkeep of the cemetery are appreciated.

Black Onyx fish fry for scholarships set

A fish fry fund-raiser is set from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 to collect funds for this year’s Black Onyx Club Scholarships. Club members will prepare a meal of fresh fried catfish, hush puppies and French fries on the parking lot at Brookshire’s Food Store in Mount Vernon.  A donation of $7 or more per plate is asked.See the May 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Hula lessons

Hula lessonsSarah Hamrick, Beverly Strange, Linda Philhower, and Debbie Porter attended the hula dance class at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, May 2. Michele Kiba in the foreground taught the group the basics of hula dancing.

Tranquil Cemetery Decoration Day set

The Tranquil Cemetery Association Decoration Day has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at the  cemetery.

Rockhill Cemetery annual meeting set

Rockhill Cemetery Board of Directors announced the annual Rockhill Cemetery Day  will be Saturday, May 16 on the grounds of the cemetery.

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United Way accepting allocation requests

The United Way of Franklin County mailed their 2009 Allocation Request forms to all member agencies who received funding in 2009 on Monday, May 4. See the May 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.