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Easter services set at Hilltip Baptist Church

Hilltop Baptist Church will have an Easter service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 12 at the church.
Following the services a potluck lunch will be served and a Easter egg hunt will be provided for the children. The church is located at 822 Leftwich St.

Champions recognized during Opening Ceremonies for youth ball league

Champions recognized during Opening Ceremonies for youth ball leagueThree 2008 Franklin County Baseball Association District Championship teams were recognized at the 2009 opening ceremonies for the organization on Friday, April 3 at Lindley Field.

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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.

Lake Cypress Springs Baptist Church to conduct fund raiser and Easter activities

The Lake Cypress Springs Baptist Church is having a brisket and baked goods fund-raiser on Saturday, April 11 at the church. The event will start at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. An Easter egg hunt will be conducted at 2 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.