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Drone Flight Over Columbia Elementary School in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Time To Tiger Up!

Columbia Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Ohio has a mission to cater to each students' specific needs, grades K-5, and want to provide them with hands on experiences to better prepare them for the global marketplace. Their dedicated staff helps with leading each child down the path of excellence by pushing them to their very best potential. Columbia Elementary School strives to be the very best elementary school around and motivates students to "Tiger Up". To tiger up, one must focus on life dreams and goals, put in hard work, strengthen their inner character and leadership skills, pay it forward, and make sure to have fun while doing so. Big or small, Columbia Elementary loves to celebrate their students' successes.

Alternative View

We have shared with you our custom drone footage that captures Columbia Elementary School in a very unique way. Start off viewing a quick glance of the school with Ariel-Foundation Park and its Rastin Tower in the background. Find surrounding homes and neighborhoods and up close, elevated views of the building and different perspectives of the playground.

If you love Columbia Elementary School, consider moving to the school district! Click HERE to find homes for sale in the Columbia Elementary School District and find Knox County, Ohio homes for sale HERE.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.




The Rastin Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

The Tallest Structure in Mount Vernon Ohio

Towering 280 feet high, the Rastin Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park allows visitors to view the city of Mount Vernon, Ohio from a very unique perspecitve. Climb 224 steps high to reach its observation deck to take in the gorgeous views of Ariel-Foundation Park, Columbia Elementary School, and the neighborhood surroundings. The Rastin Tower was once the PPG smokestack until 1979 and is the tallest structure in town.

Light Up The Night Sky

Ariel-Foundation Park offers opportunity to those who would love to celebrate a certain loved one or special occasion by allowing people to be a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner. By application, you can choose from the following below, and have the tower radiate your choice of color(s) for either one night or an entire week.

  • $50 for a single color, one night
  • $75 for two colors, one night
  • $200 for a single color, one week
  • $250 for multiple colors, one week.
**The park needs a minimum of a week notice in order to prepare.

Renting the Rastin Tower and becoming a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner comes with an announcement on the Ariel-Foundation Facebook Page, a certificate with a picture of the tower and your color choice(s) mailed to the honoree, as well as a live web cam feed on the Rastin Tower Page of the Ariel-Foundation website with mention of the honoree.

Elevated Views

Below, we've shared with you a short custom drone video that provides a very unique perspective highlighting the Rastin Tower, gorgeous features of the Ariel-Foundation park, and the surrounding neighborhoods.


The Rastin Tower is located by the Urton Clock House on Pittsburg Avenue in Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

If you love visiting Ariel-Foundation Park and climbing the Rastin Tower, check out the homes for sale in Mount Vernon, Ohio by clicking HERE!

This feature aritcle is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.




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Contact Information

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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty
710 South Main Street
Mount Vernon OH 43050
Fax: 740-399-3604