MOUNT VERNON — Sunshine, clear skies, warm temperatures and just a slight breeze provided a perfect setting for the inaugural edition of the 2013 series of First Fridays in downtown Mount Vernon yesterday evening. Residents came out from across the county to take in an evening of music, food and fun, all in the local Mount Vernon flavor.
To kick off the May edition of First Friday, Carrie Crouch Downtown Manager with the Heritage Centre Association conducted a short ceremony to honor Mount Vernon City Parks Director Geoff Oliver prior to his May 10 retirement date.
“This is in honor of your many years of dedicated service to the city of Mount Vernon,” said Crouch as she presented a certificate of appreciation to Oliver. “Thank you for making Mount Vernon a better place to live, work and play.”
Members of the Mount Vernon High School band then played the MVHS fight song and other tunes while inside Public Square before making their way down South Main Street to entertain other First Friday visitors.
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