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Fruit salad “cook” off set next week

A fruit salad “cook” off is planned as part of the August Second Saturday event August 10 on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza.

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Watermelon Day is Friday, Aug. 2

Free ice cold watermelon will be served to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 on the square in Mount Vernon.

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Practice begins Monday for Miss Mount Vernon Pageant

Practices for the 51st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant will begin Monday, July 29 and will continue nightly for two weeks.

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Petting a kangaroo

Aurora Talsma pets a Joey, baby kangaroo, during the Friends of the Franklin County Library Summer Enrichment Program AROO4UAurora Talsma pets a Joey, baby kangaroo, during the Friends of the Franklin County Library Summer Enrichment Program AROO4U on Friday, July 19.

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Featured artists

Jan Switzer, Efton Edwards, Deborah Larson, Velda WilliamsJan Switzer, Efton Edwards, Deborah Larson, Velda Williams, are the featured artists for the current art show on display at the Franklin County Arts Alliance’s Gallery on Main.

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Meredith art reception

Michael Meredith takes a few minutes to visit with Bob Spearman, who brought a photo of himself and Billy Jack Meredith to share.Michael Meredith takes a few minutes to visit with Bob Spearman, who brought a photo of himself and Billy Jack Meredith to share.

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Meredith painting exhibit to open

A reception will kick off the opening of an exhibit of paintings by Don and Susan Meredith from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 18 at the Old Firestation Museum.

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Children’s art class planned

A painting class for children ages seven to 12 is being offered by the Franklin County Arts Alliance Tuesday, July 30.

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Reception to open student exhibit

A reception will kick off a show at the Franklin County Arts Alliance’s Gallery On Main at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 12.

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