Christmas in July comes to Knox County on Saturday 7/13

Interchurch Social Services has a big impact in our community.
On Saturday, 7/13, the 36th annual Christmas in July event will be held to benefit the ministry of Interchurch.
WNZR’s Hunter Sutyak talked with Joy Harris, Executive Director of Interchurch Social Services. She shared more details about this outreach, how you can get involved and the needs at their pantries across the county. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

For a complete list of collection points and pantry needs, go to

WNZR supports Knox County Interchurch Social Services at Christmas in July on Saturday 7/13!
Join the Big Blue crew to support this 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 and 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
– Walmart

Gambier – Village Market
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!

For more information about Interchurch, go to 

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