MT. VERNON — — Members of the Jefferson County Ministerial Alliance and volunteers from the community came together to deliver more than 700 baskets of food to community members in need on Friday. Donations to the annual event were down by 75 percent, said Randy Winn, one of the organizers, so more than 2,000 cans of food were purchased from Aldi. Donations came in from local schools and businesses such as Mt. Vernon Health Care. More than 90 volunteers from the Mt. Vernon Township High School student council, the MVTHS FFA, the Zadok Casey Middle School Beta Club and Corinthian Baptist Church showed up to help, though late deliveries of food hindered them a little. A group of seventh and eighth grade students from Dodds Grade School used their bus to take 30 baskets to residents of Rome Meadows
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MT. VERNON — Southern Illinois is about to see its first measurable precipitation of the winter season starting this evening and continuing through the weekend.Continued ...
Holiday Lunch served
Selma Zimmerman of Carbondale, sitting center, waits to be served her meal at the Holiday Lunch at the Mitchell event Tuesday inside the historic Mitchell House at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. Also pictured is server Judy Sledge, a Cedarhurst volunteer. The annual luncheon program is in its seventh year. Tuesday's lunch was the first of four to be held this week. Lunches will also be served on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Organizers say there are still some slots open for Friday's gathering. Contact Cedarhurst for more information.Continued ...
Workers with Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc., hung Christmas lights at several intersections in downtown Mt. Vernon early Monday morning. Also present were employees of the Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks Department coordinated the project, which is conducted every year.Continued ...
Ben Terriet begins putting up Christmas decorations Friday with help from his father-in-law, Russell Robinson. Terriet said the weather was perfect to get the lights and decorations out and start getting the house ready for the Christmas season.Continued ...
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