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Joshua Morrison/News Throughout the month of October, The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon will be collecting gently used coats at over 30 locations across Knox County. The coats will then be cleaned by Gault’s Plaza Cleaners and distributed to The Salvation Army and Interchurch. From left, Gault’s owner Jim Gault, Joy Harris from Interchurch and Kiwanis members Sharon Anderson and Kathy White. Since 1987, 17,892 coats have been collected, cleaned and distributed.

Coats for Kids

Throughout the month of October, The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon will be collecting gently used coats at over 30 locations across Knox County.

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September 28, 2018

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Chuck Martin/News The annual blood drive challenge between the Mount Vernon police and fire departments ended in a tie this year as both departments set a record by donating 18 pints of blood. On behalf of the Red Cross, Mayor Richard Mavis presented the rotating plaque that goes to the winner each year. He said the police will keep the plaque for the first six months, then turn it over to the fire department for the next six. Representing the departments were, from left, Caleb Haught and Nick Cockrell from the fire department, and Nick Holdren from the police department.

A bloody tie

The annual blood drive challenge between the Mount Vernon police and fire departments ended in a tie this year as both departments set a record by donating 18 pints of blood.

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September 10, 2018

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