MOUNT VERNON/LISBON – Area children and families are invited to take part in the annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Easter Egg Dash Saturday, April 8, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. at the Mount Vernon High School Track, Palisades Road and Fifth Avenue — and grab a bite to eat with their family before or after the event for a good cause.
The Annual Mount Vernon Fireman’s Breakfast will take place Saturday, April 8, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the Mount Vernon Fire Department, 606 2nd Ave. South, Mount Vernon. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee, milk, juice and water. $4 children, $7 adults.
The Lisbon Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Lisbon City Park, 299 E South St., Lisbon, at 11:30 a.m. Children and families can choose to attend one, two or all three events throughout the day.
The same Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at all events.
The annual Easter events are a collaboration between Cherry Ridge Independent and Assisted Living, the City of Mount Vernon Parks and Rec, the City of Lisbon Parks and Rec, Hallmark Care Center, the Lisbon Fire Department, the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG), the Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter’s Association (MVVFA), and the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon.
The Mount Vernon Fireman’s Breakfast is an annual fundraiser with all proceeds going to support the work of the MVFFA. All other events that day are free to all attendees, with more than 3,000 individual plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes. The same Easter Bunny will be shuttled back and forth between locations via fire truck. Families are encouraged to attend all events.
“This event is a collaboration between several great community organizations,” said Matt Siders, Chair of the Easter Egg Dash Committee. “We are once again partnering with the Mount Vernon Community School District to use the High School Track, and with Hallmark Care Center and the Lisbon Rehabilitation Center, whose residents will stuff hundreds of eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Dash. And now, with our partnership with the Mount Vernon Fireman’s Breakfast and the Lisbon Fire Department, we are able to accommodate even more children and families in both communities.”
“We are thrilled to be working with our colleagues in Mount Vernon to offer an even bigger event for area families and children,” said Drayton Kamberling, Lisbon Parks and Rec Director. “By working together, our two communities can serve more families and celebrate together the common joy that this season brings.”
At Mount Vernon’s Easter Egg Dash, and at Lisbon’s Easter Egg Hunt, children will be divided into three age groups:
Aged 4 and under
Ages 9 and up
In addition, Lisbon organizers are asking participants to bring three, hard boiled, Grade A Large Eggs, decorated and marked with their name and age, to Lisbon City Hall between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event. In case of Rain, a secondary spot will be determined. Check out the Lisbon Parks & Recreation Facebook page for updated information.
The Mount Vernon Easter Egg Dash event is expected to take place outside on the Mount Vernon High School Track. In case of rain, that event will take place inside the Mount Vernon Middle School gymnasium.
Patrons of both events are encouraged to visit the Mount Vernon Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at the Mount Vernon Fire Station before or after the Easter Egg events.
Questions can be directed to event Mount Vernon event Chair Matt Siders at firstname.lastname@example.org; Lisbon event Chair Drayton Kamberling at email@example.com; or to MVVFA organizer Mehrdad Zarifkar at firstname.lastname@example.org