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.

Gala showcases stories of hope, service

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.

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Callan Pugh/NewsVendor Jamie Stout of Jamienationcrochet discusses how she creates her hats to shopper Margery Jolliffe at Sunday’s Jingle Bell Marketplace at the Knox County Memorial Building.

Walk excites families

On a chilly Sunday afternoon it’s hard to imagine a more cheerful and fun environment than that found at the 2017 Mount Vernon Christmas Walk.

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