Joshua Morrison/News Jane Hall, left, is turning hot dogs in the 68 Pontiac GTO grill on the Public Square during the First Friday event. The grill was funded and built by Tim Hall and the KCCC Collision Repair Lab and will be auctioned during the Food for the Hungry event Dec. 8.
Joshua Morrison/News Joe Dimel, left, of Iacobucci's Wood Fired Pizza, places a pizza into the oven during the First Friday event in Mount Vernon.
Joshua Morrison/News Christian Star Academy offered face painting during the July First Friday event in downtown Mount Vernon. Annabell Yocum, left, has a cupcake placed on her cheek by Laura Dotson. Yocum wanted a cupcake as an early birthday present.Joshua Morrison/News Christian Star Academy offered face painting during the July First Friday event in downtown Mount Vernon. Annabell Yocum, left, has a cupcake placed on her cheek by Laura Dotson. Yocum wanted a cupcake as an early birthday present.

 

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MOUNT VERNON — The July First Fridays event in Mount Vernon saw a few more food options and nonprofits honing their curb appeal to pull people in to share their message.

Asian fusion, locally sourced meals and wood-fired pizza joined First Friday’s favorite food truck staples. Nonprofits with kids’ activities were drawing in the kids and their parents, while those with just a tent and fliers looked a little lonely.

First Fridays is pushing for a block party feel that goes from the square all the way down South Main, Carrie Hyman, Main Street Mount Vernon executive director, said. Musical acts and food trucks were going all throughout downtown.

“We want to pull people down from the square, where everything was so centered in the past,” Hyman said.

“I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the food trucks. There’s been some surprise that we have such diverse options.”

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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