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Deadline is Thursday, December 5 for Christmas food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas For All program is today, Thursday, December 5. Applications are available from 4 to 5:30 p.m. only at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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Route set for Saturday’s annual Christmas Parade

The route for the 74th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7 was announced this week. All parade entries are asked to report to parade coordinators no later than 10 a.m. for lineup instructions at the intersection of Kaufman and Jackson streets just north of the courthouse.

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Scouting for Food

Mount Vernon Boy Scout and Cub Scout'sMembers of Cub Scout Pack 271 and Boy scout Troop 271 conducted food drives on Saturday, November 22. The Cub Scouts collected 841 pounds of food and the Boy Scouts gathered 1,329 pounds of food for the Christmas for All food basket program.

Kearney returns from wagon train trip

Billy Wayne Cowley, Si Robertson, and Bob KearneyBob Kearney of Saltillo recently returned from his fifth annual Wagon Train Ride for Saltillo. Along his trail, he received close to $500 for the Saltillo FCCLA and Saltillo ISD Relay for Life teams.

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Fall foliage

The foliage in and around Franklin County has put on a colorful display for the past several weeks.The foliage in and around Franklin County has put on a colorful display for the past several weeks. The cold, windy, and wet weather earlier this week put a damper on the beautiful display.

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4H Club of Franklin County delivers food items to the local food bank

David Chaney, at left, and June Weeks, at right, accepted the donation from Nicole Barela, front, Fetzen Talsma, and Georgette Baldwin.Members of 4H Club of Franklin County delivered food items to the local food bank for use in the Christmas for All food program. David Chaney, at left, and June Weeks, at right, accepted the donation from Nicole Barela, front, Fetzen Talsma, and Georgette Baldwin.

Christmas for All - Angel gifts needed

Donations of new unwrapped toys are needed for the Angel Gifts portion of the Christmas for All program. Gift items can dropped off at the Mount Vernon Elementary School office or at Angel Tree locations.

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E-books available soon at Franklin County Library

Just in time for Christmas, the Franklin County Library will have e-books available starting Sunday, December 1. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the e-book program must have a current library card and must visit the library to establish an e-book account.

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Deadline next week for holiday food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas For All program is Thursday, December 5. At press time Monday, 170 families, including 487 individuals, had requested assistance with food for the holidays.

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