Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Annual Member Awards Banquet! The theme this year will be The Tonight Show - Mt. Vernon Style. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information contact Diane Newsom @ 903-537-4365

Annual Cemetery Stroll

May 5th

Meet at the north entry gate.  Two tours, 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Come stroll and then tour the courthouse; or tour the courthouse and then the cemetery.  B.F. Hicks and Martha Hare will lead tours starting in the earliest section of the cemetery with marked burials dating from the 1850s.  See the graves of pioneers and learn of the lives of our ancestors who braved the elements (and the Indians) and who settled on this ridge above Bear Pen Creek (and that name was not Bear Pen on a whimsy; in similar fashion to the existence of Panther Creek to the south of town).  


Tour the Franklin County Courthouse

Tours of the Franklin County Courthouse – on the square. 

Monday, May 5th ~ 5-6 PM. The first public tours of the renovation project.  Former County Judge Jerry Hubbell and his wife, FCHA director Elease Hubbell, will coordinate the tours.  Participants need to meet at the back of the courthouse (north side).  The new parking lot will be open and available for parking.  Elevators will not be running, therefore tours for handicapped will be on the basement level only.

Elease Hubbell says:  “The courthouse is looking incredible.  I believe attendees will be impressed with what they see.  The contractors are pushing to get as much done prior to the tours as they are all very proud of what they have accomplished.”  I think we will all be proud of the work.  Come check it out.


Sandwiches, tamales, lemonade and cookies in the Century Room

May 5th ~ 7 PM. Food and fellowship in the First National Bank of Mt. Vernon’s Century Room just south of the square following the tours. Hosts for the evening:  Larry and Nancy Coleman; Ken Greer and Frankie Cooper; Rex and Barbara Norris.



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