301 N. Mulberry St.

The old Mount Vernon middle school property on North Mulberry Street has been vacant for the last 20-plus years.

MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Landmarks Foundation and the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County are partnering to preserve memories of the old Mount Vernon Middle School while it still stands. In an effort to create an all-inclusive history, the two groups are asking for public input.

Alumni of the school are encouraged to participate in an audio/video project that will record the memories of those who attended school in the building. These remembrances will be shared during a special event as well as documented and archived by the library.

Memories on Mulberry Street will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 5-8 p.m., at the library, 201 N. Mulberry St. Overflow parking is available at The Living Center and the YMCA, if needed. Guests will be able to view the audio/video project as well as write down their favorite memory on “memory notecards” to share. Memorabilia and photographs will also be available for viewing. Refreshments will be served by Friends of the Library.

To schedule a recording time, call 740-392-2665. Photography can be submitted to director@mainstreetmountvernon.com or dropped off at the Main Street Mount Vernon office, 210 S. Main St.

The goal of the KCLF is to preserve, promote, and protect Knox county’s rich historic legacy through restoration, recognition, and awareness.

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