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Young performer at Farmers Market

Young performer at Farmers MarketAndre Daniel, age 5,  played the violin at the plaza Saturday, Aug. 7.  Younger brother Aaron captures the performance on camera, seen in the background.

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First Methodist’s organist receives music scholar award

First Methodist’s organist receives music scholar awardMark Beggs is the first Texan to receive the Brock Speer Scholarship Award.

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Musical presentation

Musical presentationThe Mount Vernon Music Hall was filled by 88 guests in addition to the 36 member choir from The Woods United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie.

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Mount Vernon Music plans gale to open 2011 seasion

Mount Vernon Music will celebrate the opening of the 2010-11 concert season with the Austin Lounge Lizards on Saturday, Aug. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Music Hall. See the Aug. 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

Guitar strains fill the air

Guitar strains fill the airThe strains of Ben Munson’s classical guitar filled the air at last Saturday’s Farmers Market.

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Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s MarketLaura Seabourne played the harp at the plaza Saturday, July 31. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday on the square in downtown Mount Vernon from 7:30 a.m. until sold out.  The entertainment typically starts at 8:30 a.m.

Marksmen Quartet to perform

The Marksmen Quartet, 2010 Dove Award nominees, will bring traditional mountain gospel music to the Calvary Baptist Temple at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1.

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Greenwood meeting set

The annual meeting of the Greenwood Cemetery Association is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Greenwood Baptist Church.

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Cherokee Program

Cherekee ProgramJoe and Kathy Copeland will present the Water Beetle Cherokee programs to weave history, music and tribal stories into presentations, which should be both entertaining and educational. The programs will be, Thursday, July 29 at no cost to the public. The programs are a collaborative effort between the Franklin County Historical Association (FCHA) and Franklin County Library. Two different programs will be presented one for children and a more expanded program for families. For more information, see the July 29 edition of the Optic-Herald.