• Callan Pugh/News Jim and Maureen Buchwald, center, were honored with the 2017 William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service at the Snowflake Gala held in Kenyon’s Gund Commons lounge Friday evening. Presenting them the award were Ken Reynolds, left, and Jan Reynolds, right.
  • Callan Pugh/News Tanya Elliott speaks about suffering, loss and the help she received in return during Friday’s Snowflake Gala at Kenyon.
  • Callan Pugh/News Tanya Elliott speaks about suffering, loss and the help she received in return during Friday’s Snowflake Gala at Kenyon.

GAMBIER — In the glow of warm candlelight, guests of the Snowflake Gala chattered happily as they prepared for an evening of touching stories, well deserved awards and, of course, a chance to donate to a great cause.

This is the sixth year that the Snowflake Gala has been held to benefit Food for the Hungry.

The night’s theme focused on choices. The tough choices that some families have to make between paying for food and paying for other necessities like medicine and clothing, and the choice that the community around them can make to donate time and money to helping them in their time of need. Maureen and Jim Buchwald of Ariel Corp., who were honored with this year’s William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service, have dedicated their lives to making that choice.

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