Gambier — Kenyon College has announced its plans for the 2017 Snowflake Gala benefiting Knox County’s Food For the Hungry, which will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, in Kenyon’s Gund Commons Lounge. A dinner, featuring locally sourced foods, will be prepared by AVI, the college’s food service, followed by a “Fund-A-Cause” auction. Special music will be provided by pianist Joey Chimes, a Kenyon junior from Stamford, Connecticut.
“The college is honored to be able to host the Food For the Hungry Gala for its seventh year,” said Gala co-chair Kathy Brechler Lake. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to partner with our friends and colleagues to help those in need here in our county. The event is truly a special evening of giving for a very worthy cause.”
Sean Decatur, president at Kenyon, will welcome guests to the event. This year’s honorary chairs for the gala, Ken and Jan Reynolds, will emcee the evening of activities, including the announcement of Jim and Maureen Buchwald as the winners of the 2017 William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service.
Tanya Elliott, a single mother of two young boys, will share her story of courage as a special presenter. A registered nurse with Danville Local Schools, Elliott was the girlfriend of Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr., the Danville police officer who was ambushed and killed in January 2016.
Guests will also participate in the popular “Fund-A-Cause” portion of the evening, sponsoring both trucks of food for the hungry in Knox County and financial assistance that goes directly to a variety of client services.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are priced at $100 per person, with a tax-deductible portion of the ticket price benefiting Food For the Hungry.
Reservations must be made no later than Friday, by calling Brechler Lake at 740-427-5111 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration and payment options are also available at www.foodforthehungrycares.org. All proceeds from this annual gala benefit needy families and individuals in Knox County.