Drive-Through Easter Egg Dash April 3

Children and families are invited to take part in the first-ever Drive-Through Mount Vernon-Lisbon Easter Egg Dash Saturday, April 3, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Middle School Parking Lot (Palisades Road and Fifth Avenue).

The annual event is a collaboration between the City of Mount Vernon Parks and Rec, Hallmark Care Center and Cherry Ridge Independent and Assisted Living, the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG) and the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon.

The Easter Egg Dash will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This event is free to all attendees, with more than  more than 500 baggies filled with individually wrapped candies.

“This committee did not feel as if the event could take place safely this year in its standard format,” said Jennie Stoner, Chair of the Easter Egg Dash Committee. “We made the decision to offer a Drive-Through event so that families could enjoy the Easter Bunny and treats from the safety of the family car. Hopefully next year we will be ready to race around the field and gather candy and eggs.”

The Drive-Through route and line-up is available here:

Questions can be directed to event Chair Jennie Stoner at jennielstoner@gmail.com

About Hallmark Care Center and Cherry Ridge Independent & Assisted Living

At Hallmark Care Center and Cherry Ridge, we believe in a person directed care approach to health care, encouraging individuals we care for to make choices about the care and services they receive consistent with their life-long beliefs, habits, unique needs and preferences. We are owned and operated by ABCM Corporation with headquarters in Hampton, IA.

About Mount Vernon Parks and Rec

The Mount Vernon Park and Recreation Board is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of parkland, natural resources, and recreational programming to enrich the lives of the community and its visitors.

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG)

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG) is a 501c3 organization with a mission “to advance the economic, cultural, artistic and recreational vitality of the Mount Vernon and Lisbon communities and to support the activities of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group in projects that enhance the quality of life in our communities.”

About the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon

The Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon is designed to address current and future health care needs. The 54,500 sq. ft. building is licensed for 64 beds, with a combination of rehab-to-home, private, bariatric, and enhanced shared resident rooms in addition to hospice suites.