Bring your dog to August First Friday in downtown Mount Vernon and join the fun and parade!

The DAWGUST Costume Parade will take place at 7:15 p.m. The parade will start at Big Blue (located beside First Knox National Bank, on South Main Street) and travel around the public square.

Each dog and owner will be announced from the main stage as they begin their trip around the square.

Parade pre-registration is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. at Big Blue. You can also pre-register online by clicking here!

You have 3 chances to win at October First Friday:

#1 – The first 50 dogs showing up in costume will receive a doggy goody bag provided by Complete Care Animal Hospital. Pet owners are encouraged to also wear costumes!

#2 – All dog owners can register their dogs to win a special prize basket from We Love Pets!

#3 – Anyone visiting the Big Blue location at First Friday can enter to win a special a special “Shape Up, Clean Up, Drink Up, Dress Up and Soak Up” prize basket featuring:

Two punch card gift certificates for 8 Classes at Zumba with Teresa and Lisa (Valued at $40, 16 total classes)

An entire house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company. Amy Kessler gives you 4 hours of house cleaning (Valued at $100)

One $15.00 gift card to Happy Bean Coffee Shop and a Happy Bean Tumbler (Valued at $20)

One $15.00 gift certificate for Premier Designs Jewelry with Amberly Frye

A Family 4 Pack of One-Day Passes to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool (Valued at $32)

Plus WNZR goodies including an “On the Road with Big Blue” t-shirt, NIV Bible, coasters, cups, jar openers Frisbees, guitar flyswatter, magnets and more! The prize package is valued at over $240!

**PLUS, WNZR will have a Doggy Photo Booth set up near Big Blue! Stop by and get your picture taken with your pet!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd