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Music donationUte Miller, at left, of the Mount Vernon Music Association, accepts a donation from Luminant represented by Troy Sellers, Community Relations Manager.

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Teague exhibit to close, last chance to register

The retrospective exhibit of nationally recognized local artist Dean Teague at the Old Fire Station Museum will close Friday, Sept. 18. This is the last week for those who have not visited the exhibit to do so, or to register to win one of the paintings. The winner will be decided by a drawing the last afternoon of the exhibit. See the Sept. 10 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Gala opens music season Saturday

“A Night to Remember: Music, Music, Music!” will celebrate the opening of the 2009-2010 season for Mount Vernon Music Association. The event is set for 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 29 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall. For more information, see the Aug. 27 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Quebe sisters perform

Quebe sisters performThe Quebe Sisters Band performed the opening set for a crowd of more than 130 at Mount Vernon Music Hall Saturday, Aug. 29. The audience cheered and clapped enthusiastically after each toe-tapping song. The performance was the first part of the association’s Music, Music, Music! gala which grossed around $12,000. The money will provide funding for the 2009-10 concert season.

Quebe Sisters Band to be featured entertainers at gala

The incredible fiddling and singing Quebe Sisters Band, and Mount Vernon Music Players and friends will be featured entertainers at “A Night to Remember: Music, Music, Music!” Saturday, Aug. 29. For more information about the Quebe sisters and the event, see the Aug. 20 edition of the Optic-Herald.


Brisket sale Saturday

The Lake Cypress Springs Baptist Church will have their  Labor Day brisket fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 8 a.m. See the Sept. 3 edition of the Optic-Herald for dates and times of activities.

Street dance planned for Go Rodeo festival Friday, Sept. 4

Calling all boot-scooters! A free street dance will kick off the festivities for the Go Rodeo weekend on Friday, Sept. 4. The Cole Scoggins Band will provide live music for the event. Their performance will start at 8 p.m. and continue to midnight. See the Aug. 20 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Arts alliance dinner, exhibit opening tonight

Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance will join together for a potluck dinner at the Cultural Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 3.  After dinner, an exhibit of recent art acquisitions will open with a wine and cheese reception at the Old Jail Art Museum.  For more information, see the Sept. 3 edition of the Optic-Herald.


Membership drive underway at Mount Vernon Music

Music lovers will not want to miss this season’s performances presented by the  Mount Vernon Music Association at the Music Hall. A membership drive is currently on-going. See the August 13 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.