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Angel gift pick up this week

Christmas For All Angel Gifts are to be distributed this week from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 11 and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, December 12.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Christmas parade and chili cook off registration deadlines approaching

Deadlines to take part in the various activities revolving around the annual Christmas Festival are fast approaching. Booths, parade entires, and cook off participation need to be registered by December 3.

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Beekeepers to meet Monday

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 8 at the Agri-Life Building, at 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mount Pleasant.

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Fire department blood drive set

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for a Carter BloodCare blood drive on Saturday, November, 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Republican women to collect for military

The Republican Women of Northeast Texas will be collecting donations for military boxes as part of their Christmas Party on Thursday, December 4. The event will be at the Mount Pleasant Country Club at noon.

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Standing Firm

Ainsley and Aubrey Alexander take part in the candlelight portion of the Standing Firm event.Ainsley and Aubrey Alexander take part in the candlelight portion of the Standing Firm event. Just over 100 people attended the Church Without Walls’ event in downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, November 22.

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Hagansport to send packages to troops

The Hagansport Community is sending holiday packages to military troops. Donations are currently being collected and the packages will be mailed by Monday, December 15.

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Christmas festival registrations continue

Registration for events in conjunction with the 2014 Christmas Festival continue. The theme of  “Jingle Bells and Gingerbread” has been set for the 74th annual parade.

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