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Fall colors

 Crepe Myrtles around the base of the Mount Vernon Water Tower turned beautiful colorsThe Crepe Myrtles around the base of the Mount Vernon Water Tower turned beautiful colors during the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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Route set for Saturday’s annual Christmas Parade

The route for the 73rd annual Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 1 was announced this week.

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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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Franklin County Food bank donation

Tall Tree Ladies Coffee Club donated $500 to the Community Food Bank of Franklin CountyMembers of the Tall Tree Ladies Coffee Club donated $500 to the Community Food Bank of Franklin County

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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.

2012 Ladies night out

Ladies night out - Mount VernonSeveral ladies investigate the door prizes at the second annual Ladies Night Out event

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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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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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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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