We’re taking some time in September to thank those that protect and help us. First Responder Friday is a theme that Main Street Mount Vernon is excited to share with you and to thank our friends at the Mount Vernon Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Fire Department, and Knox County, Ohio 911. The Main Stage will host The Slang, sponsored by COTC Central Ohio Technical College, Kenyon College, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU). The South Stage Entertainment is Community Band of Mount Vernon Ohio, sponsored by Herald’s Appliances and Electronics and MTVarts. Celebrate our first responders with COTC, and experience hands-on what it takes to save lives. Meet first responders, and enjoy a variety of demonstrations, safety information, and a special visit and photo with our SURPRISE special guest! Kids and historic buildings lead to a fun educational experience; join KCLF as they share the history of downtown buildings in a fun way!
The First Friday Cruise-In is on the square for the 2019 season. Sponsored by Storyside Church, this feature, in partnership with Knox Cars and Coffee, brings out the car enthusiast in all of us. Head up to the square to try your hand at some fun yard games; winners get gift cards! Yard games are coordinated by the Knox County Board of Realtors.
Balloon animals, face painting, and magic tricks, oh my! Rex Naylor, balloon animal artist, and Jimmy Bercham, magician, will be in front of Paragraphs Bookstore on S. Main Street. Face painting by First Church of The Nazarene will be located on the public square. Kids’ entertainment is sponsored by Half Baked Cafe and Catering, Knox Community Hospital, and Paragraphs Bookstore.
Farm Friday is designed to showcase our local agriculture and the people who bring it to life. Located on E. Vine Street and the First-Knox National Bank parking lot, each month will showcase at least one animal group. September will honor first responders and feature local food. Farm Friday is sponsored by First-Knox National Bank and Advantage Ag & Equipment. If you are interested in joining in or sponsoring the displays, please contact Farm Friday Coordinator, Kate Meyers 740.504.0044.
Traffic will be closed one block north of Public Square, around the Square and on South Main Street down to the Ohio Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m. Rain location for the band is the CA&C Depot, 501 S. Main St. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Hyman, Executive Director, at 740-393-1481.