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High schoolers make it happen!

High School students around Knox County are collecting food and monetary donations to support the 40th Annual Food For The Hungry Drive. 

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Collection Coordinator, Shawn Dugan about this year’s unique fundraising. Each school is finding unique and creative ways to motivate students to get involved with the collection.  Click HERE to hear their conversation. 
https://soundcloud.com/wnzr/sets/knox-county-high-schools-collect-donations-for-food-for-the-hungry

Top collecting schools in two categories will once again be awarded the traveling plaque as provided by COTC to recognize each school’s accomplishment. 

The Central Knox County Award will go to either Mount Vernon or the Knox County Career Center. And The Greater Knox County Award will go to one of the following schools: Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, or Fredericktown. Each year, the winning school’s name is added to the traveling plaque. 

Representatives from each school will be invited to participate in the Food For The Hungry broadcast from the Memorial Theater at the Knox Memorial on Friday, Dec. 10. 

For more information about the High School Food Drive Competition, schools and students can contact Shawn Dugan through email by using shawndugan@windstream.net, to help coordinate their collections or answer questions. 

Here are the 2021 collection dates for Knox County High Schools: 

* Fredericktown High School: 11/15 – 11/19 – just wrapped up 

* Centerburg High School: 11/16 – 12/1 

* The Knox County Career Center: 11/29 – 12/9 

* Mount Vernon High School: 11/30 – 12/7 

* Danville High School: 11/30 – 12/7 

–          I was born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee
–          I was Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 1956
–          I was a three-time player of the year and all-American at he University of Cincinnati
–          I co-captained the US gold medal basketball Team in the 1960 Olympics
–          I became the first player to average a triple-double in 1962
–          I won an NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971
–          I retired as the NBA’s all-time assist leader; and am now 7th all-time
–          I’m in the college and pro basketball halls of fame

I am…OSCAR ROBERTSON! Congratulations to Dave from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

Mystery Monday: George Washington or Jesus?

Today I, Hannah, (Yes just me, myself and I) had a super fun show recapping the 38th annual Food For the Hungry Drive, playing the WNZR gift exchange and giving you another chance to win with the Mystery Monday Mystery question!
Our Total for the 38th Food For Hungry Drive is $209,504.27 and 18.7 truckloads of food! Thank you so much Knox County for the support of this year’s Food for the Hungry! You can still give if you didn’t get the chance or find out more HERE! 

Copy of Mystery Monday xmas

Congratulations to Matt from Howard who won A Gift Certificate for a 9 inch homemade Pie of his choice from Auntie “M’s” Homemade Goodies and Debbie from Mount Vernon who won a WNZR tote bag and Vintage T-shirt! They have both been entered for our grand prize, a one-night stay the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 6 hours of house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company! If you want to know more about all of this, click HERE!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!
Name one of the first famous people, real or fictional, that children learn about. 
Answers:
1. George Washington
2. Santa Claus
3.Martins L. King Jr.
4. Jesus Christ
5. Dr. Seuss
6. God
Congrats to Kenneth from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two answers right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for joining me today or checking out the blog!
– Hannah Radke

Mystery Monday: Grandma’s Teeth and Something Special?

Today on the Afternoon Drive we had lots of fun ringing in the thanksgiving week! We shared about #MVNUthanks and campus kindness day!

We shared about the Turkey Trot here at MVNU to help support Food for the Hungry!  Click HERE to find out more!

With TWO chances to win!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!

Question(S) Today!

  1. Name something families use only when special guests visit.
    • Answers: 1. China/ Crystal, 2. Silverware, 3. Guest Room, 4. Table Linens
    • Congratulations to Dan from Howard who guessed the top to answers right and won a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
  2. Name a reason Grandma might take out her false teeth.
    • Answers: 1. To Go Clean Them, 2. Going to Sleep, 3. To Eat/ Drink, 4. They hurt
    • Congratulations to Jamie from Danville who guessed the top to answers right and won the second a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.
Thanks for checking out our blog!
– Hannah and Joe

Who knew Wednesday: Food For the Hungry!

Today Todd and I talked about a very important thing that is happing here in Knox County

Now in its 37th year, Food for the Hungry is an annual drive that collects food and revenue for the Knox County branches of The Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services. These agencies, in turn, use the donations to help Knox County families with basic necessities throughout the year. 100% of all donations to Food For the Hungry stay in Knox County.  The drive culminates in an eight- hour live television, radio, and web broadcast.

Food For The Hungry began as a food and money drive on WMVO radio to benefit Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army in 1982. Long-time WMVO morning show host Charlie Kilkenny started the drive with the help of his wife, Carol, and businesses at the Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza (now the Kroger Plaza). Mount Vernon Cablevision joined in sponsoring the drive the next year. The drive grew into a partnership between the radio stations and other media (WNZR, Mount Vernon News) in 1995, and added Mount Vernon Nazarene University (who sponsored a basketball tournament) and the accounting services of Nelson & Nelson one year later.

Drop off location:

APPLE VALLEY:

  • 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Floral Valley Community Center (collecting until December 31st)

CENTERBURG:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Dollar General, Hometown Market and the Post Office* (Cash Only)
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Interchurch Office

DANVILLE:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Knox National Bank and Killbuck Savings Bank
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Hometown Market and Interchurch Office
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Danville Family Dollar* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Don Leos Market* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Danville Post Office* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31). They will also be open 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 12/8
  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  The Hang-Out* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  The Bender* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.  McFadden’s Hot Spot Pizza* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Subway* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)

BRINKHAVEN:

  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Brinkhaven Post Office* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31). They will also be open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday 12/8

FREDERICKTOWN:

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Interchurch Office and Fredericktown Library

GAMBIER:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The Village Market

HOWARD:

  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Dollar General* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)

MILLWOOD:

  • 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Spearman’s Restaurant* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)

MOUNT VERNON:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Aldi, Kroger, Lanning’s Foods, Baker’s IGA, Rural King and Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Memorial Building

For all of the other information, you can head to any of these sites! 

WNZR 

foodforthehungrycares.org

Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

Hannah and Todd

 

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