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Easter in the Park is Saturday, April 11

The annual Easter in the Park event is Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. outside Tiger Stadium, off Hwy. 37 South in Mount Vernon.
The annual event will kick-off with the Easter Parade full of  miniature floats, bicycles, and wagons.
Other games and activities will be provided throughout  the event for children of all ages. The annual sack race will be at 10 a.m. followed by the Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. Over 2,000 eggs will be hidden for children to find.
Kids Unders Construction Day Care will sponsor a moon walk at the event this year as a representation of the Week of the Young Child which supports the education of preschool children.

Adams celebrates 93rd birthday at Mavericks game

Adams celebrates 93rd birthday at Mavericks gameEdith Adams is known for being a spry senior citizen so none of her friends were too surprised to hear that her 93rd birthday celebration was to be with her favorite team, the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks provided two tickets and a free parking pass to their March 25 game with the Golden State Warriors. See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Pottery exhibit, evaluations planned at Old Depot Museum

Pottery experts will be at the Old Depot Museum between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Five to six of the states’ top dozen experts on Texas made pottery will be available to give free evaluations of pottery items during Cypress SpringFest. See the April 2 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Allen wins Optic coloring contest

Allen wins Optic coloring contestMikka Allen, daughter of Kristeen Haley, was the first place winner in the seventh annual Optic-Herald Easter coloring contest. She received a $15 cash prize and a blue ribbon.

Heroes eligible for door prizes Friday, April 17

Members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club, David and Josephi Jackson will be hosts for the barbecue, which will begin at 7 p.m.  on Friday, April 17. Franklin County emergency workers and their families will be honored with a cookout the evening before the Cypress SpringFest and Tour de Cypress Bike Race on Saturday, April 18. For more information, see the April 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Chip-in for Children Benefit Golf Tournament planned

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center will conduct its ninth annual “Chip-in-for-Children” Benefit Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 14.

Read more: Chip-in for Children Benefit Golf Tournament planned

Painters in from the cold

Painters in from the coldPat Fekete, foreground, and Gaylord O’con work diligently on one of their watercolor paintings during the Southwestern Watercolor Society’s Spring Paint Out in Mount Vernon last weekend. Fifteen artist took short jaunts to sketch or photograph their subjects then returned to the warmth of the CAC to work.

Works of Lorelle Bacon featured during April Arts

The artistic works of Lorelle Bacon of Tyler will be among those of 18 featured artists at the 2009 April Arts events Friday afternoon and Saturday, April 17 and 18.  The show is open from 1-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. Saturday, April 17 and 18.

Read more: Works of Lorelle Bacon featured during April Arts

Get prepared for Easter in the Park Saturday, April 11

Parents should be getting prepared for the annual Easter in the Park event to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Tiger Stadium in Mount Vernon. The annual event will kick-off with the Easter Parade.  Parents and their children are  encouraged to prepare miniature floats to enter in the event.

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