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Mt. Vernon woman hosts back to school block party

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MT. VERNON -- A woman on the south side of Mt. Vernon is looking to send local students back to school excited to learn.

Linola Spann hosted a back to school block party Saturday evening on Lamar Avenue, where there was lots of food and students received backpacks and school supplies.

She said she held a picnic last year but wanted to go further this year to help local children.

"My slogan is, 'Together we stand, divided we fall,'" Spann said. "If we stand with our kids, if we stand hand in hand with our kids, they won't fall, but if we don't, they might slip through the crack."

Spann said if the neighborhood continues to come together and supports the kids, it will mean a brighter future for the community.

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