Mt. Vernon Music Boosters to host fundraiser

FORTVILLE — The Mt. Vernon Music Boosters said they hope the community is ready for spring renewal.

The inaugural Lunch, Lawn, Leisure and Landscaping fundraiser will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Vernon High School, 8112 N. County Road 200W. Refreshments will be served.

Each spring, homeowners start planning their yards and how they want them to look, and MV Band can provide the tools necessary to make their yards and gardens shine, co-chairs Darci Pellom and Jim Smith said.

“In future years, the event can expand to include statuary and vendors such as irrigation systems, underground sprinklers, and more,” Smith said. “The more variety, the better fundraising effort results!”

Funds raised will help with student fees and costs associated with band and guard programs for the coming school year.

Geraniums and petunias have been on sale since April 24. With these purchased ahead of time, homeowners can come May 7 and discuss planting plans and ideas with landscape architects and gardening pros at the event. Other vendors will be available to discuss rain water irrigation and watering, fashion, health and gardening, and products will be available for sale, including flowers and mulch to complete those last minute plantings.

Vendor booths are $25. For booth space, contact Jim Smith at

If you go

What: Inaugural Lunch, Lawn, Leisure and Landscaping fundraiser, hosted by the Mt. Vernon Music Boosters

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mt. Vernon High School, 8112 N. County Road 200W.

Refreshments, vendors and landscaping advice will be on hand.