MOUNT VERNON — The Heritage Centre Association has announced the addition of additional events to delight those participating in its annual Christmas Walk, which happens from 1 to 5 p.m.
•Dog lovers take note. Friends of the Knox County Animal Shelter, along with golden retriever, Sandy, and staff dog, Sissy, will be at the offices of the Mount Vernon News, 18 E. Vine St., from 1 to 4:30 p.m. They will be greeting guests and offering for sale 2013 calendars featuring photographs of Knox County Shelter dogs which were adopted in 2012. The reasonably priced calendars, $6 each or two for $10, make a great stocking stuffier, and can also be purchased at the animal shelter, We Love Pets, Paragraphs Bookstore, Complete Care Animal Hospital and, in Centerburg, Kristi’s Bakery. Every penny of the sale price goes back into the shelter programs. McFarland’s llamas, Christmas treats, roasted chestnuts and face painting will also be at the News office.
•Members of the Kokosing Valley Central Railroad Club will put on an operating train layout on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the B&O Depot. The event is free and the public is invited to stop at the depot.
•Down Home Leather, 9 N. Main St., will open at 11 a.m., with candy, cookies and drawings for door prizes. Special Christmas Walk deals will be offered.
•Ensembles from the Mount Vernon High School orchestra will be performing at various locations after the parade. Sites include COTC, 236, S. Main; Paragraphs Bookstore, 229 S. Main; Y-Not-Cycling, 133 S. Main; Herald’s Appliances and Electronics, 121 S. Main; and Baker Bros. cafe, 221 S. Main.
•The Living Center, 20 N. Main, is hosting a holiday open house form 1 to 5 p.m. At 4 p.m., The Apple Valley Singers will provide live entertainment.
•Mount Vernon Clock Co., 16 N. Main, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Special storewide pricing will be offered during the Christmas Walk. Weekend special include a 12-inch tall jewelry box clock at half the original price. Cuckoo clocks and wind chimes are also offered at barn buster prices.
•St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a Christmas craft bazaar and rummage sale. The event to benefit its youth programs will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Parish House at the corner of E. High and S. Gay.
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