As featured in the Texas Historical Commission Courthouse Cornerstones (see below).

The Community Events Committee is hosting the annual Easter in the Park on March 31st

10am - 12noon at Little Creek Park. 

Bring the kiddos to see the Easter Bunny, participate in the Easter Parade, and hunt for eggs. 

Easter in the Park has been a Mount Vernon tradition for more than 30 years.  Come make some memories for you and your children! For details click the photo to visit the Community Events Facebook.

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The Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance celebrated our 25-year anniversary.  We have seen a lot of changes that would not have happened without the vision and hard work of those that began the program.  We thank each of you for loving our town and finding solutions to keep our town viable.

Photo Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Debra Drescher, Coordinator of the Main Street programs for the Texas Historical Commission, center, presents a certificate recognizing the Mount Vernon Main Street founders and members for 25 years of service to the community.

Those honored were front row, Laurie Ramsay, Ken Greer, Frankie Cooper, back row, Anne Edwards, Mike Edwards, and Kitty Ramsay.

Photo Taken approx. 1947.

The old Crescent Drug Store building on Main Street had seen better days and was in dire need of saving.The Franklin County Genealogical Society did just that!  They purchased the building several years ago to expand their offices and began the task of putting things back as they should have been. 

Photo taken March 12, 2018.

As Minnie Birdsong said, " Amazing group of people who have accomplished what seemed impossible. Preserving a building to house the records that preserve our past and give us a portal through which we can visit our ancestors and learn who we are and where we came from! Hands on restoration! Thank you seems so inadequate". 

The Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance seeks to develop, and promote as a premier regional destination, the Plaza District which is the heart of the community where business thrives, history is preserved and celebrated, and both citizens and visitors enjoy dining, shopping, the arts, and entertainment.