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Christmas festival events beginning to take shape

It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas in the downtown Mount Vernon area. A variety of holiday activities have been planned for the season with something to delight children of all ages.

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4-H club creates “Thankful Baskets”

Club members helping were front row, left to right, Vancidee Minter, Cameron Kettwich, Marilyn Johnson, Coy Postell, middle row, Emmalu Johnson, Dailee Postell, Kason McCrae, Wylee Watson, Weslynn Watson, Jacob Kettwich, back row, Club President Alyssa Blanton, Club Reporter Marcus Siddens, and Club Secretary/Treasurer Kristopher Siddens.The Franklin County 4-H Club recently made “Thankful Baskets” for the county offices.

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Angel Trees going up over town

The Christmas for All Angel Trees are going up this week all around the community to aid families on the free or reduced lunch programs at the Mount Vernon ISD schools who have requested help.

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Thanksgiving food baskets

John Gann, Marie Guerrero and other members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin CountyJohn Gann, Marie Guerrero and other members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Thursday, November 16.

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Thankful Community Harvest

Trystan Burton and Josh Poellien post the U.S. Flag as Sheriff Ricky Jones sings There She StandsTrystan Burton and Josh Poellien post the U.S. Flag as Sheriff Ricky Jones sings There She Stands to open the Thankful Community Harvest at Hilltop Baptist Church on Saturday, November 11.

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Happy Thanksgiving

This Happy Thanksgiving scene can be viewed in the front yard of the Geney homeThis Happy Thanksgiving scene can be viewed in the front yard of the Geney home on Kaufman St. The Optic-Herald staff wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

Thanksgiving Day dinner set

A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at noon Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23.

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Ribbon cutting

Michael and Jeannie Martell with MJM Painting celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremonyMichael and Jeannie Martell with MJM Painting celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 9.

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Angel Trees have been planted

Angel Trees for youngsters under the protection of the Child Welfare Board were planted this week to help provide a little holiday cheer for children in need.

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