Trick-or-Treat Trail and “Hocus Pocus”

Saturday, October 27
Trick-or-Treat Trail – 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Woods
Showing of “Hocus Pocus” – 7:30 p.m., Schnormeier Event Center

This event is proudly sponsored by:
Sara Mankins, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

Ariel-Foundation Park welcomes all little goblins, princesses and superheroes to the Trick-or-Treat Trail in The Wood section of the park.

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Annie KIDS

Leaping Lizards! Knox County, we “don’t need anything but you” when MTVarts Can-Do Kids takes the stage of the Memorial by storm with productions of “Annie KIDS”. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning best musical by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS tells the story of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents.… Read full story

Oldtime Farming Festival Contest and Games

This year’s Contest and Games tent has a few changes. Also added, a younger age category for oratory and spelling. New to the tent this year is tug of war!

12:00 sign up/kids tug of war
12:30 euchre 18+/ watermelon seed spitting
1:00 spelling bee 1st thru 6th grade, 7th thru adult
1:30 sack races
2:00 cakewalk
2:30 ciphering
3:30`rolling pin throwing (females)
4:00 arm wrestling ( our tent)
5:00 bale toss

12:00 sign up/ family tug of war
12:30 euchre 18+/ bubble gum blowing
1:00 3 legged race
1:30 wrench throwing (males)
2:00 cakewalk
2:30 nail driving/ husband calling
3:30 oratory/ corn hole
4:30 chicken dance

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Silver Screeners Free Classic Movie Matinee to feature “The African Queen”

The Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee will feature the 1951 classic, “The African Queen,” on Sunday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

Directed by the iconic John Huston, the film features an Academy Award-winning performance by Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut, the booze-guzzling, rough-around-the-edges captain of a broken-down East African riverboat.… Read full story