The village of Mendon is a small community consisting of about 700 people. It is a close-knit community with strong family ties.
Many wonderful events take place in this great town. In March, the Mendon Lions Club holds its annual soup supper and auction and it sponsors the annual Easter egg hunt for the children of the village.
Easter Sunday is a time of fellowship in our community. Mendon First Church of God, Mendon United Methodist Church, and the Ross Church of the Brethren all congregate for sunrise service at alternating churches. The Ross Church always supplies a terrific breakfast after the service.
In May, we have our Mendon Union Alumni Reunion and Banquet to get together with old friends from school. We have a Memorial Day parade and service with the Parkway Marching Band and area veterans leading the parade to the bridge.
In June, we have a Firecracker Festival held on the school grounds. There are rides, food, and lots of fun for everyone.
During Halloween, we have trick-or-treating and a costume contest. The Fire Department has a chili supper for the community to enjoy. This year we got to enjoy it in their new Fire Station. They even hosted the costume judging. There was a tremendous turn out for this event!
In November, the First Church of God holds an Election Day dinner to be enjoyed after our residents vote.
December is our annual Christmas Walk and Festival of Trees. The Christmas Committee decorates the Village Hall and invites everyone to bring in trees and decorate them with their own theme. Then you can tour area homes and view their collections of Christmas decorations. Santa is always waiting to hear the little ones Christmas wishes.
You can visit Pirates Cove, Kozy Korner, or Main Street if you are hungry for some good food.
We are always trying to find ways to improve the look of our aging Town Hall. This grand old building is listed on the National Register of Historical Buildings.
The village has some great park equipment for the children and park benches and picnic tables for a family outing. They also have repaired some of the older equipment, so parents can bring their children to play on the same playground that they did when they were little.
We received a CDBG Distress Program Grant that we used to replace Main Street, water lines, sewer lines, sidewalks, curbs, and the street itself. Everyone in the community is to commended for their hard work to help us get this very competitive grant. The street looks amazing now with its lovely tree new sidewalks and tree lawn. The trees were planted by A & A Greenhouse.
With the deconstruction of the Mendon Union School building the land will be returned to the Village. We have plans to construct a Community Building on this property. The ball diamond will be improved along with new walking paths and other fun items for the community to enjoy. We are excited to begin working on the walking paths in 2009 with the grant money we have received.
We look to the years ahead with high hopes of continued improvements and happy times with our friends and family. If you are out for a drive, why not visit our quaint little village? Mendon is a great place to visit and a great place to live.
Village of Mendon Biography