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Joshua Morrison/News Students of Pleasant Street Elementary School, kindergarten and first-grade, under the direction of Claire Folts, started the school’s holiday program off with “Must Be Santa” on Tuesday night at the R.R. Hodges Auditorium on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Other classes gave renditions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “O, Christmas Tree” and “Carol of the Bells.”

Pleasant sounds of the season

Students of Pleasant Street Elementary School, kindergarten and first-grade, under the direction of Claire Folts, started the school’s holiday program off with “Must Be Santa” on Tuesday night at the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon’s First Congregational United Church of Christ pastor Scott Elliot purchased the “Peace on Earth” sign that resides on the south side of the belltower of the church. Scott Mickley, with his son, Tyler, constructed and placed the sign into place. The sign will remain throughout the holiday season. You can see the sign on the corner of Main and Sugar streets.

Peace on Earth

Mount Vernon’s First Congregational United Church of Christ pastor Scott Elliot purchased the “Peace on Earth” sign that resides on the south side of the belltower of the church.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon News graphic artist Jessica Dement draws scenes from the Garfield comic strip in preparation for Sunday’s Christmas Walk and Parade. This year’s theme, “A Comic Strip Christmas,” will be dominate throughout the parade and downtown festivities. The event starts at 1 p.m., with the parade at 2:30 p.m. The day closes at 5 p.m., on Public Square, with Caroling for Christ, under the direction of Pastor Mark Wildermuth of Faith Lutheran Church.

Christmas comics

Mount Vernon News graphic artist Jessica Dement draws scenes from the Garfield comic strip in preparation for Sunday’s Christmas Walk and Parade.

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Joshua Morrison/News Retired Master Sergeant and JROTC instructor Craig Cox, left, accepts a $1,000 check from Pat Barnes, middle, a member of the Lucy Knox Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sandy Coffing, right, CEO of CES Credit Union, for Wreaths Across America. The funds from this donation will be used to purchase wreaths which will be laid on the graves of veterans on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon at Mound View Cemetery.

CES partners for Wreaths Across America

Retired Master Sergeant and JROTC instructor Craig Cox, left, accepts a $1,000 check from Pat Barnes, middle, a member of the Lucy Knox Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sandy Coffing, right, CEO of CES Credit Union, for Wreaths Across America.

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Joshua Morrison/News Dan Emmett Elementary’s Nick Gotschall takes a whipped creme pie to the face, compliments of Carson Myer. The students raised over $400 for Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Teachers and staff members were also duct-taped to the walls, had students do their makeup, kissed a goat and filled their mouths with marshmallows before reciting the alphabet

Splat!

The students raised over $400 for Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Teachers and staff members were also duct-taped to the walls, had students do their makeup, kissed a goat and filled their mouths with marshmallows before reciting the alphabet

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