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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.

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.

Walker wins tournament

Walker wins tournamentAaron Walker of Mount Vernon was the first place winner in the adult division of the  J. C. Outdoors Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Bob Sandlin Sunday, March 22.

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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.

Unger featured in tango, jazz concert this Sunday

Unger featured in tango, jazz concert this SundayBassist Paul Unger will be featured as a member of the Paul Unger Trio in concert Sunday, April 5. The trio will perform a program of jazz and tango music at 3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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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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Cowboy Church celebrates three years

The Sulphur River Cowboy Church will celebrate its third year of service on Saturday, April 4.The day will begin with guest speaker, Eugene Cox, and will continue with fellowship, music, an Easter egg hunt, a bounce house, and many other outside activities.

Downtown work day Thursday, April 9

Members of the Beautification Coalition, a part of the Mount Vernon Main Street Program, invites civic minded people to join them in a Spring clean-up effort Thursday, April 9. Volunteers are asked to meet at Mount Vernon’s City Hall at 9 a.m. The group will focus its efforts in the downtown public areas and along highway entrances. For more information, see the April 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Fish fry Saturday, April 4

The North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry fund-raising event on Saturday, April 4 at tje Hagansport Community Center. Fried fish with all the trimmings will be served for a donation starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department and the Hagansport Community Center.