GAMBIER — Plans have been announced for the 2018 Snowflake Gala, benefiting Knox County’s Food For The Hungry and sponsored by Kenyon College, which will take place Friday, Dec. 7, in the Kenyon Athletic Center’s Multi-Activity Court. The evening’s 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 acclaimed pianist Joey Chimes, a Kenyon senior from Stamford, Connecticut.
“The college is honored to be able to host the Food For The Hungry Gala for its eighth year,” said Gala Co-chair Kathryn Brechler. “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, Pat and Mark Bennett, will emcee the evening of activities, including the announcement of the Brenneman Family as the winners of the 2018 William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service. Tyler Mackie, a secondary-school student, will share his personal story of the impact of Food For The Hungry and its services as a special presenter. One of six children in a local family, Tyler is a high-achieving senior who has been a volunteer for the Salvation Army and a counselor and instructor at the Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA in Carroll County.
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 available, with a tax-deductible portion of the ticket price benefiting Food For The Hungry.
Reservations may be made, by calling Kathy Brechler 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.