Swing into the Holidays with Kenyon’s Snowflake Gala to raise funds for Food for the Hungry

MOUNT VERNON—On Friday, December 9, Kenyon College will host the Twelfth Annual Snowflake Gala “Swing into the Holidays”  in support of Knox County Food for the Hungry at the Lowry Center on the campus of Kenyon College. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenyon Athletic Center’s Multi-Activity Court, which will be transformed for the occasion. The December 9 dinner, prepared by the skilled chefs of AVI Food Systems, will feature a buffet of gourmet favorites, prepared with locally sourced ingredients, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Entertainment will be provided by Kenyon Professor of Music, Ted Buehrer and the Knox Community Jazztet. The evening’s program will conclude with a “fund-a-cause” auction, providing guests with opportunities to support both the food-gathering and social-service activities offered by Food for the Hungry. Dick Mavis, Knox County volunteer leader and philanthropist, will be recognized at the gala with the William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service, presented annually for outstanding support of local charitable causes. Chairpersons for this year’s event are longtime Food for the Hungry supporters Joanne and Matt Starr. 


Tickets for the 2022 Snowflake Gala are priced at $100 per person, which includes a $50 contribution to Food for the Hungry. Tickets may be reserved by calling Kenyon at 740-427-5111 or by visiting www.foodforthehungrycares.org, which offers online payment options. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 2, 2022. Proceeds from this annual event benefit needy families and individuals right here in Knox County. 


If you or your company would like to sponsor a dinner table ($1,000 for eight people) or support the gala in some other way, please contact Kathryn Brechler Lake at 740-427-5111 or via email at lakek@kenyon.edu.  


All net proceeds benefit families and individuals in need in our own county. 


FFTH has set a goal of $250,000 for the 2022 campaign. www.FoodForTheHungryCares.org for continued opportunities to donate, volunteer, and find more information about upcoming events.

To view The Food For The Hungry broadcast live from the Memorial Theatre inside The Knox Memorial on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., visit www.mvnu.tv. The broadcast can also be heard live on 1300 WMVO and 100.9 FM. Live updates will also be available throughout the day on 90.9 FM WNZR and 93.7 the Super Q.