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Angel toys sought for Christmas 2012

Donations of new unwrapped toys are needed for the Angel Gifts portion of the Christmas for All program.

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Nominations sought for 2012 lighting contest

Nominations are now being accepted in the annual Christmas Lighting Contest sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Animated windows, decorated trees to be revealed this week

More than 20 decorated windows, many of them animated, will be unveiled in Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.

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Deadlines approaching for 2012 Christmas festival

Deadlines to take part in the various activities revolving around the 2012 Christmas Festival are fast approaching. For more information, see the Nov. 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Door to door collection successful

Members of Cub Sout Pack 271 and their parents gathered Saturday, Nov. 17 to collect food door to door.The Scouting for Food door to door food drive last Saturday was termed successful with just under 1,100 pounds of food collected

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Church bazaar, First United Methodist Church

Church bazaarShoppers look over the silent auction items at the annual First United Methodist Church’s bazaar

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Winfield seeking entries for 2012 Christmas parade

Members of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department are seeking entries for their annual Christmas Parade

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Pletcher wins Hastings essay contest

Meredith Pletcher, a freshman student at Mount Vernon High School, is the winner of the nationwide Summer Book Club Essay Contest.

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Chili cook off registration underway

Registration is underway for the fourth annual chili cook off as part of the annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1

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