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Ribbon cutting

Local officials from the City of Mount Vernon, the Economic Development Corporation, Franklin County, and the Sheriff’s Department gathered for an official ribbon cutting for the Splash Pad at Little Creek ParkLocal officials from the City of Mount Vernon, the Economic Development Corporation, Franklin County, and the Sheriff’s Department gathered for an official ribbon cutting for the Splash Pad at Little Creek Park Saturday, June 12.

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Library’s “Camp-Read-a-lot” begins Monday, June 21

The in-person portion of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program “Camp-Read-a-lot” begins Monday, June 21.

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Teague retires from Main Street Mount Vernon

Carolyn TeagueCarolyn Teague has announced her retirement after more than 10 years in the role as City of Mount Vernon’s Main Street Manager and Historic Preservation Officer.

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Peace Makers win Chamber’s Amazing Race

The Peace Makers team won the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Amazing Race and donated their $500 prize to the Franklin County Youth Football League.The Peace Makers team won the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Amazing Race and donated their $500 prize to the Franklin County Youth Football League.

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Second Saturday event planned for June 12

The downtown Mount Vernon plaza will be hopping with activity on June 12 with live music, demonstrations, sunrise yoga, and vendor booths.

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Pure Hope Ranch

Founders Kathrine and Michael Lee, center, cut a ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Pure Hope Ranch Friday, May 7.Founders Kathrine and Michael Lee, center, cut a ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Pure Hope Ranch Friday, May 7.

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Splash Pad grand opening Saturday

The grand opening celebration of the Splash Pad at Little Creek Park will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

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Masonic Lodge

Renee Aikin and Kenneth Cupp serve breakfast to Greg Wilson at the Masonic Lodge.Renee Aikin and Kenneth Cupp serve breakfast to Greg Wilson at the Masonic Lodge.

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Chamber’s Amazing Race takes off Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Amazing Race is set to take off at noon Saturday, June 12.

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