On The Road with Big Blue – Christmas in July Edition!


WNZR supports Knox County Interchurch Social Services at Christmas in July on Saturday 7/13!


This is an annual food drive to benefit Interchurch Social Services of Knox County.



This is the 36th annual Christmas in July and the goal is $20,000 in combined cash and food. On Saturday, 7/13, 17 collection points will be open and accepting non-perishable food and monetary donations to support all four Interchurch locations – Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown and Mount Vernon.





  • Centerburg Service Area, 9:00 am - Noon:

  • Centerburg Post Office

  • Dollar General

  • Hometown Market

  • Centerburg Interchurch Office



Danville/East Knox Service Area:

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Danville Park



9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

Bladensburg Community Center

Hometown Market

Interchurch Office




9:00 a.m. – Noon, Cash Donations Only:

First Knox National Bank, Danville

Killbuck Savings Bank, Danville



Accepting donations all month, July 1 – July 31: Family Dollar



Mount Vernon Service Area:

9:00 a.m. – Noon, cash donations only: Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market



9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:

Baker’s IGA

Lanning's Foods

Mount Vernon Interchurch


Gambier - Village Market



*Join The Morning Thing on Friday, 7/12 from 6:00-9:00 am. Marcy and Rachel Rinehart will feature several Christmas songs in the morning lineup in honor of Christmas in July. They will also be talking to Joy Harris, Interchurch Executive Director in the 8 a.m. hour. Joy will share the current needs at the Interchurch branches in Mount Vernon, Centerburg, Fredericktown and Danville.


Fredericktown Service Area, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:

The Christmas in July village-wide event will take place on Saturday, 7/13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. This event is hosted by the Fredericktown Merchants Association. This event will be SO fun for families.


Join the Big Blue Crew for a wide variety of activities:


Children’s Games

Baked Good Auction

First Responder’s equipment exhibit

Visit with Santa

And more…


For every 5 food items donated or a $10.00 donation, you will receive a ticket for a quilt giveaway donated by Kathy Toms.

WNZR broadcasts live from 4-7 p.m. next to the Fredericktown Interchurch Office - on the corner of College and Main Streets.

Stop by and register to win a special "Shape Up, Clean Up, Dress Up and Soak Up" prize basket featuring:


  • Two punch card gift certificates for 8 Classes at Zumba with Teresa and Lisa (Valued at $40, 16 total classes)
  • An entire house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company. Amy Kessler gives you 4 hours of house cleaning (Valued at $100)
  • One $15.00 gift certificate for Premier Designs Jewelry with Amberly Frye
  • A Family 4 Pack of One-Day Passes to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool (Valued at $32)
  • Plus WNZR goodies including an “On the Road with Big Blue" t-shirt, NIV Bible, coasters, cups, jar openers Frisbees, guitar flyswatter, magnets and more! The prize package is valued at over $220!




Suggested donations for the Interchurch Pantries

Canned Meat (chicken, tuna)

Beef Stew/Hearty Soups

Boxed Dinners and Sides (Hamburger Helper)

Peanut Butter


Pork and Beans

Spaghetti/Spaghetti Sauce

Cereal (hot & cold)

Noodles/Instant Rice/Potatoes

Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Personal Care Items



*Every dollar donated purchases ten dollars’ worth of food at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank!*



Checks should be made payable to "Christmas in July - ISS" and can be mailed to P.O. Box 1052, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.


Christmas in July is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County and the Knox County Sheriff's Office. For more information, call 740-397-4825.



WNZR would like to thank these businesses for supporting our broadcast from Christmas in July:


Brian Van Winkle with Edward Jones Investments

G.R. Smith Hardware

Gospel Christian Life Shop

Heartland Promotional Products

Herald's Appliances and Electronics

Jon’s Plumbing and Heating

Kahrl and Company Insurance

Mohican Sports Medicine and Rehab

Revere Roofing Company

Sojourner’s Counseling Services

Valley ATV







WNZR would like to thank these prize donors for their generous

donations to WNZR's

"Shape Up, Clean Up, Dress Up and Soak Up" prize basket:




Amy Kessler of Carefree Cleaning Company


Amberly Frye, Accesory Stylist with Premier Designs Jewelry


Zumba with Teresa and Lisa


Hiawatha Water Park