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Stocking distribution

Franklin County Deputy James Hawkins was helped by Calie Green as they distributed 55 stockings to children in need in Franklin County this week.Franklin County Deputy James Hawkins was helped by Calie Green as they distributed 55 stockings to children in need in Franklin County this week.

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American Legion spreads holiday cheer

The Campble, Garcia, and Stephens families each received a portion of these funds for holiday assistance.The American Legion Post 243 and the Sons of the American Legion group made donations of $18,000 during the past month to spread a little holiday cheer.

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American Legion donation

Those present included Chad Roden handing the check to WCHC Administrator Diane Newsom, and back row, Bob Chapman, Chris Orr, Matt Gerdes, Frank Cardinal, and Jimmy Ball.The Sons of the American Legion donated $500 to the Willow Creek Healthcare Centre on Sunday, December 13.

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Christmas food boxes

Volunteers load boxes of food, plus fruits and vegetables, into a vehicleVolunteers load boxes of food, plus fruits and vegetables, into a vehicle on Friday, December 18 at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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Christmas food boxes offered

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County will provide Christmas food boxes for Franklin County families in need.

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Santa visits Mount Vernon

Santa rode atop a bright red 1963 Ford Falcon during the annual Christmas parade earlier this month.Santa rode atop a bright red 1963 Ford Falcon during the annual Christmas parade earlier this month. Following the parade, he visited with local children on the downtown plaza.

Third place Christmas parade winner

Third place  winner in the annual Christmas Parade was awarded to Pop Pop’s Balloon Shop whose float depicted the Queen of HeartsThird place  winner in the annual Christmas Parade was awarded to Pop Pop’s Balloon Shop whose float depicted the Queen of Hearts with a bunches of red, white, and black balloons.

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Housing starts being planned

Will Radican announced plans for a start-up housing development across from the Mount Vernon Fire Station at the December meeting of the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation.

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Second place Christmas parade winner

Showroom Detail won second place in the Christmas Parade on December 5, with a black spotted Dalmatian truck.Showroom Detail won second place in the Christmas Parade on December 5, with a black spotted Dalmatian truck.

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