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Trivia Night Fundraiser Jan. 18

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, has announced a new Trivia Night fundraiser to take place Thursday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First Street Community Center.

The fundraiser has been created to raise the final $3,000 needed for the upcoming 2018 Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit, set to tour to Mount Vernon from March 18, 2018, to April 30, 2018. Mount Vernon will be one of six Iowa communities chosen to host the Smithsonian’s “Home Town Teams: How Sports Shaped America,” and will be the first community in Iowa to host this particular Smithsonian exhibit.

The Trivia Night fundraiser event is being created in conjunction with the First Street Community Center, and will include a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, silent auction and trivia game with prizes. The event will take place at the First Street Community Center gym, 221 1st St. SE, Mount Vernon from 6:30 to 9:30.

“We are very close to reaching our goal to bring the Smithsonian’s Home Town Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibit to Mount Vernon,” said board president Kate Rose. “This final fundraiser will take place inside the remodeled First Street Community Center gym, the site of the spring exhibit. Come take part and help us raise the final few dollars needed to bring this exhibit to Mount Vernon.”

Tickets to the fundraising event are $20 per person, and individuals can sign up with or without a team, although teams of 5 to 8 people are encouraged. Food and Silent Auction donations are being solicited by the board and staff of the CDG. More information including a registration form is available through www.visitmvl.com/trivianight.

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.

About Main Street
The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.

A downloadable copy of the sign-up form is available here:

An electronic version of the sign up form is available here: