It’s a birthday party 125 years in the making.
The City of Vernon and Downtown Vernon Association are hosting a free barbecue today to celebrate the city’s 125th birthday.
“To me, celebrating Vernon’s 125th birthday is a way of recognizing that we live in a special place, with a special history, that has evolved over time into a tremendous, family friendly city,” said Coun. Catherine Lord, who is helping to organize the event.
“I love this town, with its mountains, parks, lakes and most of all, its generous people.”
City councillors will be working the grill and handing out birthday cake from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Civic Plaza in front of city hall. Civic Sounds, featuring the Shawn Lightfoot Band, will follow from 7 to 9 p.m.