Don’t miss Festival of Lights on Saturday, 12/17!

WNZR’s Wesley Boston talked with Lacey Filkins, Executive Director of Experience Mount Vernon about an exciting event happening this Saturday, 12/17.
Festival of Lights returns for 2022!
Listen in as Lacey shares all the details of this fun event for families. You can have fun seeing some beautiful light displays and cast your vote for winners in 3 categories:
Categories are:

  • Best Gingerbread
  • Best White Lights
  • Best Colorful Lights

Click HERE to hear the entire conversation.

Make sure to listen to WNZR for a special selection of Christmas music. You can enjoy a mix of time-tested classics and new Christmas songs as you enjoy the Festival of Lights Trail.
Connect with WNZR on your radio at 90.9FM, online at or download our smartphone apps for both Apple and Android devices. You can find WNZR on the iTunes App Store, or Google Play. WNZR can also be found on the Tune In Radio app. Take WNZR with you wherever you go this Christmas season!

The Morning Thing Friday Favorites celebrate NEW Christmas Music

Today for our Friday Favorites, The Morning Thing hosts shared their favorite new Christmas Songs.

Click HERE to hear Marcy, Allison and Wesley talk about their favorite new songs.

You can see the complete list of the 21 NEW Christmas songs at WNZR at

30 Christmas Prayers and Blessings for Family and Loved Ones

Over the past two days, The Morning Thing has shared some powerful Christmas Prayers and Blessings from

Our hope is that you can join us to take a pause this holiday season, and spend time in prayer.

Click HERE to see the list of 30 Prayers and Blessings.

WNZR talks with Joely Lepley about the 22nd Fredericktown Christmas Walk

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Joely Lepley from TD Landscaping about this Saturday’s Fredericktown Christmas Walk.

Click HERE to hear the full conversation.

Joely has been with the Christmas Walk Committee for over 9 years!

She shares a list of activities at the Walk this year. She is very excited about a live ice sculptor that will be making sculptures in the Splash Pad Area. He will also be offering hands-on activities for kids.

Joely also shares details about this year’s collectible ornament. It is a horse-drawn carriage in front of a barn. It brings the theme of “A Country Christmas” to life.

Here is the schedule:

Date” December 3, 2022
Time: 3-7pm

12pm – 3pm – Scrumptious Food Drop Off – Council Chambers
2:30pm – 3:15pm – Catch Me If You Can 5K – Gazebo
3pm – 6pm – Santa, Reindeer & Hot Cocoa – Red Tent on Square, Sponsored by FC Bank
3pm – 7pm – Craft Show – First Presbyterian Church
3pm – 7pm – Ornament Sales – First Presbyterian Church 
3pm – 7pm – Gingerbread House Contest – Park National Bank Lot, Sponsored by The Shoppe on Main
3pm – 7pm – Kids Crafts – First Baptist Church
3pm – 6pm – Candle Making – Brickhouse Grind
3pm – 7pm – Card Making – First Presbyterian Church Basement
3pm – 7pm – Food – Masonic Lodge
3pm – 5pm – People Mover Up and Down Main Street, Provided by Fredericktown Recreation District
3:15pm – Christmas Walk Tree Lighting – Gazebo 3:15
3:20pm – Fredericktown High School Choir – Gazebo
3:45pm – Fredericktown Christian Preschool – Gazebo
4pm – Scrumptious Food Auction – Council Chambers
4:15pm – 6:30pm – Live Ice Sculpting – Kokosing Splash Pad
4:30pm – Fredericktown Methodist Choir – Gazebo
5pm – Granny Creek Band -Gazebo
5pm – 7pm – People Mover Up and Down Main Street plus taking trips to see Christmas Lights at Sockman Lake

To stay up to date on the Fredericktown Christmas Walk, go to their Facebook page –

WNZR talks with Cecelia McClelland about the Crafts and Vendors at the Fredericktown Christmas Walk

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart sat down with Cecelia McClelland about the Crafts and Vendors at the Fredericktown Christmas Walk.

Click HERE to hear the full conversation.

They talked about the following:

  • The history of the Fredericktown Christmas Walk
  • The vendors and crafters that will be there
  • The activities and the auctions that will happen
  • The date and times of the event (December 3rd from 3-7)
  • Their Facebook Page – Fredericktown Annual Christmas Walk and Auction
  • Their Instagram – @FredericktownChristmasWalk
  • The theme of the Fredericktown Christmas Walk this year

WNZR talks with the 2022 Food For The Hungry Marketing Team

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Katelynn Mast and Olivia Stern, Marketing Directors for the 2002 Food For The Hungry Drive.
The Campaign is underway for this year and there are many exciting events coming up!

Click HERE to hear the full conversation.

Topics covered include:

  • Katelynn shares some big changes that are coming to her life and how those changes will impact Food For The Hungry.
  • She introduces us to the new FFTH Marketing Director, Olivia Stern.
  • The ladies share what has been happening since Kick-Off Day on 11/1.
  • Dates for this year’s drive 
  • 2022 goal
  • The highlight of the 2022 Food For The Hungry Calendar of events
  • How we can stay connected to what is happening on the FFTH calendar?
  • The ladies talk about the power and meaning of the Food For The Hungry slogan – “Working Together to Care for Our Neighbors”

You can help with Food For The Hungry this year. Stay up to date on all the events at

You can email Lisa at or call 740-398-0569.

WNZR talks with Lisa Mazzari, Food For The Hungry Executive Director

The 2022 Food For The Hungry Drive kicked off on Tuesday, 11/1!

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart sat down with FFTH Executive Director, Lisa Mazzari to talk about this year’s campaign.

Click HERE to hear the full conversation.

They talked about the following:

  • Her history with Food For The Hungry
  • Her role as Executive Director
  • Food For The Hungry has been raising money to feed families in our community for 40 years. 2022 marks the 41st annual drive.
  • Recognition of the Food For The Hungry partners that make up the board and serve on many committees.
  • Food For The Hungry volunteers and how to get involved.
  • Food For The Hungry is local, all money and food collected stays here in Knox County to support families in Knox County.
  • 2022 goal and how people can give to Food For The Hungry
  • Food For The Hungry’s summer food-related grants
  • Grant Program for the 2002 drive and how food initiatives can apply

You can help with Food For The Hungry this year. Stay up to date on all the events at

You can email Lisa at or call 740-398-0569.

You can change a child’s life by just packing a shoebox!

Christmas may be over a month away, but now is the time to start packing your shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! National Collection Week is November 14-21, and many local churches are participating as drop-off collection points.

Click HERE for a list of participating churches and their drop-off times.

The Shoeboxes have had such a positive impact on children’s lives around the world. They don’t just get a fantastic gift of toys, personal care items, and school supplies, but they also get to hear the Good News of Jesus when they get their gifts!

Click HERE to read stories from people who got a Shoebox as a child. Many of them have gone on to form their own ministries!

Feeling inspired yet? Click HERE to learn how to pack your shoebox.

Need some gift ideas? Click HERE for ideas and to see what cannot go in a shoebox.

Click HERE for the Samaritan’s Purse homepage where you can learn all about Operation Christmas Child.

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Today we shared some ways to keep Christ at the center of your Christmas. We should always remember the reason we celebrate to begin with. Thanks to iMOM and FamilyLife for their wonderful articles.

Here are some ways that we loved!

  • Having a child friendly nativity scene
  • Share how God has made an impact in your life
  • Read the real Christmas story
  • Give only three gifts

Click HERE to read more from imom and HERE for more from familylife!

Food this Christmas

Today we talked about food for the holidays. First we talked about “Traditional Christmas Food From Around the World”. It is so interesting to see the different traditions that others have. Some of these things may look like something you would try and others not so much.

  • Bacalao, the Traditional Mexican Christmas Food
  • The Traditional Christmas Food in Germany: Christmas Goose
  • A Traditionally American Christmas Dessert: Fruitcake
  • The Surprising Japanese Christmas Tradition: Fried Chicken

To read more and to see pictures of these meals click HERE.

We also talked about some pantry-friendly dinners for the family around the holidays. Thank you to All Recipes for this article! Here are some of our favorites…

  • Simple Beef Stroganoff
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Pita Pizza
  • Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole

to see all 30 recipes click HERE.

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