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PawFest to be Held in Mt. Vernon

PawFest, presented by Mt. Vernon Festivals, Inc., will be held June 4th at Veteran’s Park. This is the first year PawFest will be held separate from Fall Fest. The event will run from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. and will include vendor booths, laser tag, inflatables, reptile exhibits, grooming demonstrations, training demonstrations, pet contests, a pet parade and more! Proceeds from the event will benefit Mama V’s Pet Sanctuary and Vet Your Pet.

            A supply drive is currently being held to benefit Mama V’s Pet Sanctuary and The Jefferson County Animal Control. The public is encouraged to donate several items including bleach, trash bags, towels, Pepto-Bismol, canned dog food, treats and more at participating businesses. Donation boxes are currently placed at The Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jefferson County Animal Control, R & J Tactical Lazer Tag, People’s National Bank (34th St.), Damron Insurance. Groomingdale’s, Jagger’s Doggie Daycare, King City Books, Tri Moon Vapes, Sin-C Vapors (in Ashley), Tractor Supply Company, and Nu Bowl Lanes. Donations will be accepted the day of the event, as well.

            The public is encouraged to participate in PawFest’s “Funniest Pet Video Contest” by taking a video of their pet doing anything funny or entertaining and uploading it to social media using the hashtag #MVPawfestFunnyPets. The deadline for video submissions has been extended to May 30th, 2017. All pets are eligible and prizes will be awarded at PawFest to the top three winners.

            For more information on the event visit or Enjoy Mt. Vernon on Facebook. If interested in being a vendor at PawFest, please contact the Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau at 618-242-3151 or