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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore on Wooster Road in Mount Vernon raised money for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Presenting two checks are, from left, Mike Flora and Minnie Clifton from the ReStore, Habitat for Humanity President Tonya Gallagher and accepting the checks is Mount Vernon Fire Department’s Chief Chad Christopher. The money was raised from the winnings of the Knox County Landmarks Foundation’s Tree Decorating contest during the Mount Vernon Christmas Walk and 10 percent of purchases of sales at the ReStore. A total of $1,416.20 was donated.

Raising money for toys

Members of the Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore on Wooster Road in Mount Vernon raised money for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

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December 12, 2017

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Chelsea Olms/News A group of about 40 members of Perry Chapel Church, including pastor Dave Fowls, traveled around the rural area outside of Bladensburg, singing Christmas carols for people at their homes on Sunday night.

Singing Christmas songs

A group of about 40 members of Perry Chapel Church, including pastor Dave Fowls, traveled around the rural area outside of Bladensburg, singing Christmas carols for people at their homes on Sunday night.

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December 11, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News Gantt Homes & The HIVE Adult Day Services founder Marge Gantt, CEO Julie Boggs and Program Manager Angie Hedges stand with their staff during the Knox County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting of their offices at 113 W. Gambier St. in Mount Vernon on Friday. Gantt Homes operates The HIVE (Helping Individuals Volunteer Everywhere) and supports individuals with intellectual and development disabilities in the community. The organization recently moved into its new offices on Nov. 1.

The HIVE moves in

Gantt Homes & The HIVE Adult Day Services founder Marge Gantt, CEO Julie Boggs and Program Manager Angie Hedges stand with their staff during the Knox County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting of their offices at 113 W. Gambier St.

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December 9, 2017

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