MOUNT VERNON — Harvest time was on everyone’s minds Friday night during the Heritage Center Association’s First Friday. By 6 p.m., the streets were crowded with all kinds of community members, ranging from farmers young and old to local college students feeling out their new community.
It was Farm Friday, as many farm and agricultural events took place. Members of the Knox County Extension of the Ohio State University were present to answer questions that passers by might have about any number of the harvest giants, or as they are more commonly known — tractors. Children had the opportunity to milk a cow, see how crops are turned into food, see and tour different farm equipment, discover edible soil and more.
In addition to all the Farm First Friday activities, the third annual Duck Race took place at the via-duck-t where over 900 ducks were entered in the race.
Jennifer Rodgers, of Fredericktown, said that she had two ducks in the race, and said the downtown shopping spree would help her the most, “especially with two little ones.”
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