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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

 MOUNT VERNON -  Main Street Mount Vernon (MSMV) is partnering with First-Knox National Bank to host June’s First Friday, Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6-9 p.m., in downtown Mount Vernon.

Local band Kokosing River Surf Club will be featured on the main stage, sponsored by First-Knox National Bank. WNZR R.E.A.L. will perform at the south stage, sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries.

Also featured is the Red Cross Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy an anniversary cake on Public Square along with displays and information on the Red Cross at their table. Talk with current volunteers to learn more about our local American Red Cross of Knox County. Activities and giveaways will be available for kids.

There will be a number of other family-friendly activities, including balloon sculptor Rex Naylor, sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore; and SPI. Cornhole will be sponsored by Flapper’s Bar & Grille along with Herald’s Appliances & Electronics. Harvest @ The Woodward will be hosting a local foods market, and downtown art galleries will be open.

Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon will be sponsoring the Classic Car Cruise-in. The registration table will be located on Public Square, and there is no fee to register. Goody bags will be given to the first 25 registrants, and door prizes will be available.

Food will be provided at the event by 8 Sisters Bakery, Athens Greek Restaurant, Hawaiian Sno-2-Go, Thomas Concessions, and Whit’s Frozen Custard.

WNZR’s “Big Blue” will be near Public Square where visitors can stop by and register to win a special “Clean Up, Dress Up and Checkup” prize basket for the family featuring an entire house cleaning, two $15 gift certificates for Premier Designs Jewelry with Amberly Frye and WNZR gear.

Main Street Mount Vernon is grateful for the support of First Friday media sponsors on KnoxPages.com., in the Mount Vernon News, WNZR, and WQIO/WMVO. WNZR will broadcast live from downtown during the event.

Traffic will be closed one block north of Public Square, around the Square and on South Main Street down to Ohio Avenue at 4:30 p.m. The rain location for the band is the CA&C Depot, 501 S. Main St. If you have questions, please contact Brianna Cooper-Risser, Executive Director, at 740-393-1481.

Details for the First Friday season are listed at www.mainstreetmountvernon.com.



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