cars mcsFor the first time in history, the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Car and Motorcycle Shows were rained out!  But don’t worry, you still have a chance to take home a trophy!  Whether you turn the crank or the key to get here, you don’t want to miss out on the 29th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show and the 15th annual Motorcycle Show, both rescheduled for Sunday, October 2nd.  Antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles are invited to be proudly displayed around Public Square in historic downtown Mount Vernon.

Car Show Chair Ben Staats and a committee of helpers are providing the local leadership necessary for the success of the 2016 Car Show. Registration takes place between 8:00 a.m. and Noon.  Entry fee is $10.  Vehicles that previously registered for the Dan Emmett Festival are not required to pay again.  Over 50 awards for the antique and classic vehicles will be presented at the awards ceremony.  New this year is Motor Music at 1:00 p.m.  Free event T-shirts and dash plaques will be given to the early registrants, and there will be the same 50/50 raffle as in previous years.  The Car Show sponsor Donley Ford Lincoln of Mount Vernon will present the Best of Show Award.  The event will be held on the Square and down South Main Street.

The 15th annual Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Mid-Ohio Suzuki-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki is starting at Noon.  Motorcycles of all makes and models are invited to cruise into town to show off their wheels on Public Square.  There are six (6) classes of competition – Custom, Touring, Vintage (25 years and older), Trike, Cruiser, and Sport, will have the opportunity to participate in a judged show, with a special award for Best in Show.

If engines and paint jobs weren’t enough, live entertainment will be featured on the Square, with plenty of delicious food to keep you going all day long.  For more information, call (740) 392-3378 or email [email protected]

ffthWhether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or the magical time of winter in general, December is sure to bring joy to little ones and adults alike.

But not everyone is fortunate enough to fully enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer, and that is where Food for the Hungry enters the game.  The 34th annual Food for the Hungry Drive is underway, collecting food and monetary revenue to be distributed throughout Knox County under the guidance of The Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services.  The best part?  100% of all donations stay in Knox County.

Some of the upcoming events to encourage donations from the public includes the KCCC Live Basket Auction this Saturday, December 12 at Mount Vernon City Hall starting at 12:30 p.m.  Both the Centerburg Silent Auction and the Danville Silent Auction conclude on Saturday, December 12 in the respective branches of First-Knox National Bank.  To find more information on these auctions, click here.  And don't miss the 8-hour Live Broadcast!  You can watch it online at, or by switching the television to your local Tim-Warner Cable station (channel 9), or listen in on 1300 AM WMVO, or get updates on 90.0 WNZR and 93.7 WQIO FM.

There are several collection points set up at several locations throughout Knox County that will take your food and/or monetary donations.  Not sure what to give?  Here is a list of the Top 10 Needed Items:

Canned Meat (chicken, tuna)
Beef Stew/Hearty Soups
Canned Pasta
Boxed Dinners (Hamburger Helper)
Peanut Butter
Spaghetti/Spaghetti Sauce
Cereal (hot & cold)
Baked Beans, Kidney/Chili Beans
Noodles/Instant Rice/Potatoes
Canned Fruits & Vegetables

Help make this season jolly for everyone, and donate to Food for the Hungry today!