MOUNT VERNON — Bring the whole family to downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, between the hours of noon and 4 p.m., and join a scavenger hunt. Follow clues for the chance to win prizes. Additionally, many of the businesses will also be featuring a variety of special discounts, children’s activities, gifts and more.

Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at Main Street Mount Vernon, located at 102 S. Main St. Follow the clues on your scavenger hunt sheet. Each clue will lead you to a different business where you will uncover a code word. Enter the code word onto your sheet. You must visit at least five participating businesses and uncover their code words. Once you are done, drop off your completed scavenger hunt sheet at Main Street Mount Vernon before 4 p.m. on Saturday. It will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. The drawing will be held at the close of the event.

Prizes from sponsors include a Mount Vernon Gift Basket from Traditions Engraving LLC, a $25 gift certificate from Aesthetics Spa, a $50 VISA card from First-Knox National Bank, and a $50 Lowe’s card from Lowe’s Home Improvement of Mount Vernon.

Participating businesses include: Coleman Family Gallery; Creative Foundations; Creative Images; Gospel Christian Life Shop; Harvest@theWoodward; Herald’s Electronics and Appliances; Kudos Art Co-op; NAMI; Nimby Acre Fiber Art; Paragraphs Bookstore; and SPI Spot.

The final Second Saturday will take place on April 8 with the theme “Easter Egg Hunt.” For more information, go to or contact 740-393-1481.



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