CDG celebrates volunteers August 17

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa Organization, will be hosting a volunteer recognition celebration on Tuesday, August 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Park, 311 1st St. NW.

This event, with a theme of “Picnic in the Park,” celebrates the 509 registered CDG volunteers who cumulatively have logged more than 60,501 volunteer hours since the organization began in 2008.

Bon Appetit will be catering the event with individual picnic boxed lunches and water, while supplies last. Volunteers are planning games for young and old alike, and the event is free and open to everyone.

Also the Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Committee of the Year, Event of the Year, Project of the Year and Citizen of the Year honors will be recognized. In addition, CDG will be presenting awards to two outstanding volunteer board members: Casey Krall and Kate Rose.


            Awards to be presented include:


            Volunteer of the Year: Mike Smith

            Committee of the Year: Outdoor Dining Committee

            Event of the Year: Magical Night

            Project of the Year: Cold Turkey Project

           Business of the Year: Kae Apothecary

            Citizen(s) of the Year: You, We, Us

            “I hope the entire community will turn out to picnic with and to celebrate our wonderful volunteers,” said Joe Jennison, Director of the CDG. “Please plan to come out and join us in thanking all of the people who make our communities better.”

Note: In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the basement of the Methodist Church.


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.

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