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Chuck Martin/News Cassandra Byers, chair of the Food for the Hungry drive at Grace Community Church, and her son, Christian, stand at the back of the trailer of food the church donated to Food for the Hungry after first staging coupon drives to save money on their purchases. The annual Food for the Hungry drive collected more than $220,000 in donations.

Food drive shatters goal

Saturday’s annual Food for the Hungry drive didn’t just meet its goal of $190,000, it smashed it. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the total had reached $220,554.69.

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Holiday Open House features sewing, digital greeting cards

Just in case you missed one of the free sewing programs this year, a special Holiday Open House featuring “Sewing with Lisa” and “Digital Greeting Cards” will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.

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