Festival of Lights returns to Mount Vernon this Saturday!

WNZR talked with Anthony McNeal, Downtown Manager with Main Street Mount Vernon about another exciting event on the Winter in Downtown Calendar. The Festival of Lights is this Saturday!

Click HERE to hear Anthony’s conversation with WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart.

Click HERE to find the map to vote for your favorite light displays. It will be posted on Friday, 12/3.

WNZR talked with Lauren Heffelfinger about the history of the Festival of Lights in Mount Vernon. She shares more information about the 3 categories for voting and how to participate.

Click HERE to hear Lauren’s conversation with WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart.

WNZR talked with Amber Keener from Mount Vernon City Council about this year’s Festival of Lights.
Amber shares more details about how to see this year’s light displays. She also shares how WNZR is providing the special music you can listen to as you follow the map of displays.

 Click HERE to hear Amber’s conversation with WNZR’s Wesley Boston.

WNZR talked with Lisa Lloyd from the Knox County Foundation about this year’s Festival of Lights.
Lisa shares what the winners will receive and how the Foundation is proud to be the main sponsor for 2021. She also shared a highlight of the Foundation’s calendar for 2022.

 Click HERE to hear Lisa’s conversation with WNZR’s Wesley Boston.

Click HERE to stay connected with the Knox County Foundation.

Johnny Appleseed Apple Fest comes to downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday 10/9

Anthony McNeal, Mount Vernon’s Downtown Manager talked with WNZR about the new event hosted by Main Street Mount Vernon. The Johnny Appleseed Apple Fest will be a fun family event with music, food and lots of activities.

Click HERE to hear the conversation.

Click HERE to see all the details of this exciting new event.

Come celebrate fall in downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, 10/9 from 10 am – 2 pm.

The Morning Thing LOVES Apples!

For our Friday Favorites this week, The Morning Thing co-hosts shared their favorite ways to eat apples! We honor Johnny Appleseed’s legacy as downtown Mount Vernon celebrates the first-ever Apple Fest!

Click HERE to hear how Marcy, Wesley and MacKenzie eat their apples.

Click HERE to find out more about the Johnny Appleseed Apple Fest.

WNZR congratulates the 2021 Volunteers of the Year

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart had the chance to talk with Mount Vernon’s 2021 Volunteers of the Year!

Click HERE to hear the conversation and get to know more about these incredible people.

Congratulations to:

Trina Trainor – Co-Director and Board Secretary of the Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival, Ariel Foundation Park volunteer and a foster Mom for more than 15 bulldogs through Buckeye Bulldog Rescue Group

LJ Harry – Police Chaplain since 2018, Director of Celebrate Recovery at Apostolic Church and Apostolic Food Pantry

Michael Percy – Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals, President of the Foundation Park Conservancy, Board Member and Executive Committee member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce

WNZR congratulates these amazing individuals and thanks them for their service to our community.

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 https://mainstreetmountvernon.com/

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