Mount Vernon-Lisbon Easter Egg Dash 2016
Area children are invited to take part in the annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Easter Egg Dash 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 event is collaboration between the City of Mount Vernon Parks and Rec, Hallmark Care Center and Cherry Ridge Independent and Assisted Living, and the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG).
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For the first time in the event’s event history, the Easter Egg Dash committee will be partnering with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter’s Association (MV-VFA) to create two community events. The MV-VFA will be kicking off its inaugural Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast on the same day, March 26, just down the street, at the Mount Vernon Fire Station, Palisades Road and Second Avenue.
The Easter Egg Dash is free to all attendees, with more than 3,000 individual plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes. Children will be divided into four categories based on age:
- Ages 0-3 years
- Ages 4-5 years
- Ages 6-7 years
- Ages 8 and up
Both events will host the Mount Vernon Easter Bunny who will be shuttled back and forth between locations via fire truck. Families are encouraged to attend both events.
“This event seems to get bigger each year,” said Jennie Stoner, Chair of the Easter Egg Dash Committee. “This year we are again partnering with the Mount Vernon Community School District to use the High School Track, and with Hallmark Care Center whose residents will stuff hundreds of eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Dash. And now, with our partnership with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighters Association, we are able to accommodate even more children and families.”
The Easter Egg Dash event is expected to take place outside on the High School Track. In case of rain, that event will take place inside the Middle School gymnasium.
Patrons are encouraged to visit the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at the Mount Vernon Fire Station before or after the Easter Egg Dash event.
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 Development Group (CDG)
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.