MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Landmarks Foundation is hosting a public meeting to report on its activities in the community, to recognize local individuals’ contributions and to reveal its 2017 Endangered Landmarks list. The meeting will be held on Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Building.

The public is invited to hear the foundation’s 2017 Endangered Landmarks List. The purpose of this list is to reveal the county’s most endangered sites. As an advocacy group, the Knox County Landmarks Foundation believes these local landmarks are worth preserving.

“Given what has been lost recently, we are very concerned about the buildings on the endangered list. We hope the community will join us helping to protect all of Knox County’s history,” said foundation president Jeff Gottke.

Additionally, an update will be given on the foundation’s yearly activities including the latest mural, east side home improvement grant program, and November church tour. Awards will be presented to local individuals and businesses for their efforts in historic preservation. Several local businesses will also be recognized as “Landmark Businesses.”

The event will also feature information on the foundation’s upcoming activities.

The public is invited to attend and give their input on future projects. Refreshments will be provided.

The Landmarks Foundation, is a nonprofit organization and is dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of Knox County’s historic treasurers. It is open to all community members who are interested in devoting their time and talents to preserving Knox County’s history.

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