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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio


MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Nazarene University will host a “Knox Needs Mega Marketplace” on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Donoho Recreation Center in the Prince Student Union. Participants can get rid of their after-summer garage sale goods or come and sell their handmade items to benefit the Knox County community.

Items donated by faculty, students, staff, and community members will be sold with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the Knox Needs initiative. Donated items must be dropped off Friday, Nov. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at the DRC. Handmade goods can be brought the day of the sale. MVNU encourages community businesses and associations to participate.

There will also be a coffee tasting featuring Starbucks holiday flavors at noon in the 586, located in the PSU.

As part of MVNU’s partnership with Food For The Hungry, the Knox Needs initiative addresses local issues of hunger. Knox Needs specifically focuses on food insecurity and difficult living conditions within the Knox County community. Food insecurity means that at least some household members are uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food due to insufficient resources.

All funds raised will go toward providing meals and stable housing for families in Knox County.

Those planning to donate or sell crafts can contact Wendi Lahmon at [email protected], or call 740-397-9000 ext. 4602.

To learn more or to donate to Knox Needs visit mvnu.edu/m2540.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,100 students from 28 states and 16 countries/U.S. territories.

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