Elementary Schools in Knox County collect donations for Food For The Hungry

The annual Elementary School Collection to benefit Food For The Hungry kicks off today, 11/18/19.

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with representatives from local sororities that are coordinating this effort.
Sandra Fithian and Vikki Eley from Psi Iota Xi talk about the Central Knox County Elementary School Drive. Linda Owens from Delta Kappa Gamma talk about the Greater Knox County Elementary School Drive.

Click HERE to hear the conversation and all the details for each school.

The collections happen this week, 11/18/19 – 11/22/19.
For more information about Food For The Hungry, go to www.foodforthehungrycares.org


MVNU presents “Little Women” during Homecoming 2019

This week, The Morning Thing shined the spotlight on the cast and crew of MVNU’s Production of “Little Women”.

They talked with cast and crew members about their roles and experiences in the show.

CLICK on each name to hear their conversations.

Serra Barrett talks about being the Director of MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Cory Spellman talks about playing the role of “Aunt March” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Cecily and Laura Beth talk about playing the roles of “Beth” and “Amy” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Joseph Hurst talks about playing the role of “Laurie” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Dean, Alexis and Caitlin talk about their roles in MVNU’s Production of “Little Women”

Min Leinbach talks about playing the role of “Jo March” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Hannah Frye talks about her role as Stage Manager for MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

MVNU Theatre presents “Little Women” for 3 performances in Thorne Performance Hall.
Adapted by Scott Davidson, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women follows the triumphs and tribulations of the March Sisters during the American Civil War. We follow the lives of Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth. This adaptation is true to the beloved book as we watch the March Sisters grow up before our very eyes while surrounded by a loving family and new friends. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with this timeless tale.

All performances take place in Thorne Performance Hall in the R.R. Hodges Chapel on the main campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Performances are November 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30 PM.

Pricing: Adult, $10; MVNU ID, $8; Military ID, $8; Children Under 18, $5.

For tickets go to www.theatre.mvnu.edu


It is #WorldKindnessDay – Make Kindness the Norm

November 13th is World Kindness Day. How will you celebrate this day?

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12

Here are 7 ways to start making kindness the norm in your daily life (from www.randomactsofkindness.org)

make kindness the norm

Happy Veterans Day from The Morning Thing!

Today, The Morning Thing celebrated Veterans Day by talking about the history of this special day and sharing ways that we can honor the brave women and men who have served our country.

(From www.nationaltoday.com)

Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in service, Veterans Day honors all military veterans, including those still with us

Click HERE to see the following: History of celebration including a timeline, Veterans Day Traditions, Stats about Veterans Day and how you can celebrate our veterans.

The Morning Thing Friday Favorites: It’s Guinness World Record Day!

World Records are incredible things. They can be for incredibly serious feats of human ingenuity and brilliance, like the tallest structure on land (the Burj Khalifa in Dubai). They can be for absolutely bizarre categories that make one wonder who thought of finding it out, like the most M&Ms eaten in a minute with chopsticks (20). Or they can be for something so gross you wish you hadn’t found it out, like the longest fingernails on a single hand ever (358.1 inches). Yeah, you read that correctly.

Regardless of how ridiculous some categories seem, it is always amazing to see what human beings are capable of when they really put their minds to something, regardless of how silly the category. So in honor of today being Guinness World Record Day, the Morning Thing wants to share their favorite world records with you.

Marcy: Oldest Salsa Dancer

Hunter: Highest Basketball Shot

Lexie: Longest Handshake

How about you? Does this special day make you want to look up some crazy feats of humanity to see what your favorite is? Or maybe are you feeling inspired to go earn your place in history by claiming a World Record?

Mount Vernon School District presents “An Evening of Mime Theater”

This week, The Morning Thing shined the spotlight on local theater productions.

This year, Mount Vernon City Schools are presenting a unique opportunity for middle and high school students. Students have been working with Professional Mime, Stephen Chips. They will present “An Evening of Mime Theater” on 11/8 and 11/9 at the Mount Vernon High School Theater. Show time for both nights is 7pm. Tickets are $8.00 and available 30 minutes before each show.

Click HERE to hear Teacher/Producer Marty Bell talk about why she chose Mime for the fall production.

Click HERE to hear from Professional Mime, Stephen Chips.

Click HERE to hear from several students performing at “An Evening of Mime Theater”.

Orange Barrel Production Company presents “The Outsider”

All this week, The Morning Thing has been talking with cast members of “The Outsider”, a play presented by Orange Barrel Production Company.

WNZR’s Katelynn Mabe and Mark Wesley enjoyed talking with these actors. They talked about their history on stage, how they have prepared for their roles and memories from this production.

Enjoy an inside look into “The Outsider”.

WNZR’s Katelynn Mabe talked with Maria Breker about her experience in the Orange Barrel Production of “The Outsider”. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

WNZR’s Mark Wesley talked with Beth Robinson about her experience in the Orange Barrel Production of “The Outsider”. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

WNZR’s Katelynn Mabe talked with Brent Midcap about his experience in the Orange Barrel Production of “The Outsider”. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

WNZR’s Mark Wesley talked with Josh Steele about his experience in the Orange Barrel Production of “The Outsider”. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

Click HERE for ticket information.




Food For The Hungry: Lisa Mazzari

Today we talked with Lisa Mazzari of Food For The Hungry and she is the Food For The Hungry Coordinator.

Lisa began by telling us the importance of this event and where the proceeds and the food that has been donated will be going. Lisa also shared with us about the Food For The Hungry kickoff and the goals that have been set for this year. If you missed any of our conversation click HERE. 

Also for more information visit the Food For The Hungry website by clicking HERE.

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