Joshua Morrison/News Over 100 lunches were served at the Hal Clawson Shelter House at Hiawatha Park on Friday. The free lunch program runs this summer ensuring that kids under 18 years old can get a healthy lunch.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

Over 100 lunches were served at the Hal Clawson Shelter House at Hiawatha Park on Friday. The free lunch program runs this summer ensuring that kids under 18 years old can get a healthy lunch. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — For a youngster, what could be better than spending a carefree summer day at the park or pool with friends? The answer is, getting a free, nutritious lunch while you are there.

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mount Vernon City Schools food service staff serve free lunches Monday through Friday in the picnic pavilions at both Riverside Park and Hiawatha Park. Lunch times at Riverside are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at Hiawatha from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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