MOUNT VERNON — Visitors to Friday’s installment of the Heritage Centre Association’s First Friday event will have a chance to “Dunk the Dog Warden.”
The Knox County Animal Shelter will have a dunking machine set up in the parking lot of First-Knox National Bank, where anyone can try their hand at hitting a target with a baseball while raising funds for the shelter. Knox County Dog Warden Jim St. Clair and Deputy Larry Williams will be sitting in the dunking chair throughout the evening. Those wanting to send St. Clair or Williams down for a bath will have four chances for a small fee.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the dogs at the shelter. St. Clair said the funds will be used for special needs including special medications, blankets, toys, etc.
“We see that there are a lot of people that don’t realize we’re even here,” said St. Clair. “We’re just trying to become more public.”
Adoptable dogs may be on hand at the event as well, he said.
In addition to the dunk tank, guests to “Back to School Night” at First Friday can enjoy the music of the Colin John Band, purchase food from downtown restaurants on Public Square and tour the new Hunter Center on Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s downtown campus.
Other attractions for Friday’s event include the POW-MIA Vigil on the square beginning at 5:30 p.m., a petting zoo, Corn Hole tournament, a cruise-in, Lyceum at ThePlace@TheWoodard at 7 p.m. and tours of the Woodward Opera House from 6 to 8 p.m.
First Friday takes place in downtown Mount Vernon from 5:30 to 9 p.m.