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Liberty Cemetery Decoration Day Sunday, June 23

The annual Decoration Day services at the Liberty Cemetery will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 23. The event will begin with a business meeting followed by a program presented

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Zoofari to visit Monday, June 24

Wild Things Zoofari is set to visit the Franklin County Library as a part of the Summer Enrichment Program at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24. The program will be in the Century Room.

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Easterling to be featured speaker

Genealogy researcher Don Easterling will be the featured speaker for the next meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Monday, June 17. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Genealogy Library

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet Saturday, June 22

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. For more information, see the June 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Cypress Cemetery Day June 16

The Cypress Cemetery Memorial Day will be Sunday, June 16, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The speaker for the event will be Don Hightower. For more information, see the June 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Annual Turtle Derby planned

The seventh annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 6 at the Alamo Mission Museum. A variety of awards will be presented in conjunction with the Turtle Derby events. There will also

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Juneteenth event planned

A Juneteenth Parade and Celebration has been set for Saturday, June 15 in downtown Mount Vernon. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a parade. Immediately following the parade,

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Organic vegetables at Mount Vernon's Farmers Market

Dave Risner assists Ann Adams in selecting organic vegetablesDave Risner assists Ann Adams in selecting organic vegetables at a recent Farmers Market. He offered new potatoes, squash, and onions. Mr. Risner says he is raising kids and crops organically.

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Library provides petting zoo Thursday, music Monday

A petting zoo will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 13 on the square. The library is joining with the Mount Vernon Music organization for a Summer Children’s Concertat 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17

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