MOUNT VERNON — Ohio Magazine has named the City of Mount Vernon as one of five “Best Hometowns,” one for each region of the state. The public is invited to celebrate this official announcement on Friday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., at the Knox County Memorial Building Theater.
Representatives of Ohio Magazine as well as community leaders will be on hand for the event. An official proclamation will be made and a new video about the community, crafted by Mount Vernon native Danny Woods, will debut.
The November issue of the magazine will feature each of the towns with regional covers and content. The other towns include Bowling Green, Marietta, Milford and Wooster. It is worth noting that Wooster, Marietta and Mount Vernon are also Ohio Main Street communities with the Heritage Ohio organization.
To determine the honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations and conducted site visits across the state. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories: Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health/Safety, Business Environment and Culture/Heritage to help finalize their selections.
Each of the hometowns will be featured in the November, January and July issues, showing readers unique places to visit and ways to enjoy each location. The November issue will be on newsstands by Nov. 3.