More changes for Kenyon Snowflake Gala
While Kenyon College had planned to present a recorded version of portions of its annual Snowflake Gala on Friday, December 4, in support of Food for the Hungry of Knox County, COVID-19 concerns have necessitated a change. With several members of the gala's committee now affected by the virus, recording of the program has been canceled in order to protect all participants. Nevertheless, the 2020 Snowflake Gala Committee successfully launched efforts to solicit donations to Food for the Hungry from previous donors. Thanks to the generosity of Karen Buchwald Wright and the Ariel Corporation, both individual and corporate contributions to this year’s gala are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match, up to a maximum of $50,000.
The committee will announce its total contributions and a list of donors this Friday at 5:00 p.m. on the Food for the Hungry website, www.foodforthehungrycares.org Donations may still be made by logging on to kenyonsnowflakegala.godaddysites.com or by calling Jacob Doup of WRP CPAs at 740-397-0779.
A highlight of the Snowflake Gala each year is the presentation of the William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service, bestowed annually for outstanding support of local causes, to “The People of Knox County.” In the midst of these unprecedented times, the 2020 Snowflake Gala Committee decided to recognize not a single individual or family but the commitment of all Knox County citizens, businesses, and institutions to making sure their neighbors do not go hungry or without essential services.
This year’s event, though different from its predecessors, will still serve as a key part of the 2020 Food for the Hungry fundraising campaign, which has a goal of $240,000. All proceeds from campaign will benefit needy families and individuals right here in Knox County.