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Three local projects are state award finalists

Downtown Mount Vernon is home to three finalists for the 2017 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards Program.

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Letting in the light

Workers remove bricks from the south wall of the Hill buildingWorkers remove bricks from the south wall of the Hill building, letting in natural light for the second floor. The windows were bricked over in the 1980s.

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ALP 243 begins holiday food collections

The Mount Vernon American Legion and Auxiliary to Post 243 began their collection of nonperishable food items for the 2017 Christmas For All program Wednesday, November 1.

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Christmas festival to be a community event

A plethora of Santa’s elves has been planning a Christmas celebration in Mount Vernon. There will be variety of activities in which community members can take part.

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Dinner celebrates service, commitment to youth

Robyn ScottRobyn Scott will be the keynote speaker at the celebration of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 4.

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Cowan-Tillman house to be featured on tour of homes

The Cowan-Tillman home was built in 1910 and is a turn-of-the-century Craftsman Bungalow.Members of the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Tour of Homes. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Large crowd gathers for Trick-or-Treat on the Square

The Arnold family dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz and stopped to visit with SparkyChilly weather greeted the crowd of ghouls, goblins, super heros and princesses to the downtown Mount Vernon square for the 27th annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square.

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Serving up stew

Janet Middleton receives a quart of stew from Linda BryantJanet Middleton receives a quart of stew from Linda Bryant on the square on Monday, October 30 during a fund raising event for the Franklin County Genealogical Society. The group served up 84 quarts of stew and netted about $950 for the organization.

Final Angel Tree interviews for assistance today

The Angel Gift portion of the  community wide Christmas for All project application deadline is today.

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