September First Friday is tonight! WNZR talks with MV Downtown Manager, Anthony McNeal

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Anthony McNeal, Mount Vernon Downtown Manager about this month’s First Friday event.

The theme is “Back to School”. Anthony shared details about tonight’s activities, music performances, food choices, parking options and the news of a special presentation happening at 6pm.

Click HERE to hear their conversation.

Mount Vernon will honor three residents as 2021 Volunteers of the Year at the final First Friday of the year tonight. They are LJ Harry, Michael Percy and Trina Trainor.

LJ Harry has been a police chaplain since the inception of the Mount Vernon Association of Police Chaplains in 2018. Michael Percy is chair of the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals and serves as president of the Foundation Park Conservancy. Trina Trainor has been involved with the Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival, where she serves as co-director and board secretary.

The city will honor this year’s volunteers at 6:00 tonight during a ceremony on the stage near the South Main Plaza’s Dog Fountain.

Tonight’s event features food, street vendors, live music by Black Gravy, Side Effects, and a performance by MTVarts. The city will close traffic a block north of Public Square, around the Square and on South Main Street down to the Ohio Avenue starting at 4:30 today.

For more information about Main Street Mount Vernon and to stay up to date on their future events, go to

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