The Morning Thing Fave 5 – Why we LOVE Sonfest!

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For this week’s Morning Thing Fave 5, we share our favorite things about Sonfest.
We are excited about this year’s event. Sonfest will be held in the Grove at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, 9/23. Gates open at Noon, music starts at 1pm.

Here’s the lineup:
1:10pm – Bonray (Main Stage)
1:50pm – Ex-Nihilo (2nd Stage)
2:30pm – Sarah Reeves (Main Stage)
3:10pm – Safekept (2nd Stage)
3:50pm – Jonny Diaz (Main Stage)
4:30pm – The Lasting Hope (2nd Stage)
5:10pm – JJ Weeks Band (Main Stage)
5:50pm – Damac (2nd Stage)
6:30pm – Anthem Lights (Main Stage)
7:10pm – The Ruins (2nd Stage)
7:50pm – Plumb (Main Stage)

Other activities include:
– Inflatables
– Super Games
– 9 Square in the air
– Two 30 minute BMX Bike Shows (at 2:30pm and 4pm)
– 2 vs. 2 Cornhole Tournament (registration from 12-2pm, tournament starts at 2:30pm)
– 4 vs. 4 Sand Volleyball Tournament
– Gaga Ball
– Plus FOOD – pizza, Mexican burritos and bowls, gyros, ice cream, coffee and smoothies and Pepsi!

When you come to Sonfest, make sure to stop by WNZR’s Big Blue and register to win a Sonfest survival kit including a bag chair with artist signatures from 2016 and 2017!

Go to https://sonfest.mvnu.edu/ for the complete schedule a list of activities.

The Morning Thing co-hosts shared what they LOVE about Sonfest:
Daria Swisher

Eddie Dilts

Trevor Moore

Marcy Rinehart

(and special guest) Joe Rinehart shares his favorite memory from Sonfest at MVNU.

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The Morning Thing Fave 5 – our favorite theater experiences

Eddie and Rachel

All week long, we have been talking about the upcoming productions from MTVarts.
“How I Became A Pirate” will hit the Memorial Theater stage this weekend: Friday 9/15 at 7:30pm and Saturday 9/16 at 2pm and 7:30pm.
“Lion King Junior” will take the stage next weekend: Friday 9/22 at 7:30pm, Saturday 9/23 at 7:30pm and Sunday 9/24 at 2pm.
Click HERE for ticket information.

In honor of these productions, our Morning Thing crew (plus Joe Rinehart from the Afternoon Drive) shared their favorite theater experiences.

Marcy Rinehart

Daria Swisher

Eddie Dilts

Trevor Moore

Joe Rinehart

(Picture is of Eddie Dilts and Rachel Rinehart in MVNU’s Production of “Don’t Take My Penny”)

Happy Lazy Mom Day!

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Today on the show, we celebrated Lazy Mom Day.
Mom, we know that it is very difficult for you to relax. You are constantly busy worrying about US and OUR needs. 🙂 We love you for your diligent attention to keeping us happy and healthy, but TODAY is a day for YOU to relax.

So Mom, click HERE for some healthy tips on how to relax.

Now for the US (the daughters, sons and even husbands), click HERE for some fun things you can do with your Mom.

For The Morning Thing Fave Five, we talked about our favorite ways Moms can relax. Click below to hear.

Marcy Rinehart

Daria Swisher

Eddie Dilts

Trevor Moore

Joe Rinehart

(Picture from https://www.theseasonedmom.com/)

 

 

The Morning Thing Fave 5 – Back to School memories!

For this week’s MorningThing Fave 5, our Big Blue crew members shared their favorite Back to School Memories. Good luck to everyone going back to school this week!

James Hubbard

James Hubbard

Lilly

Lilly Buckley

Rachel

Rachel Rinehart 

Eddie

Eddie Dilts 

Marcy in studio

Marcy Rinehart

 

The Morning Thing Fave 5 celebrates Sons and Daughters Day!

It’s Sons and Daughters Day! This is a day that parents can honor their children.

Today for The Morning Thing Fave 5, we had the Big Blue members ask their parent/s to share why them love them.
Enjoy!

James Hubbard

James Hubbard

Lilly

Lilly Buckley

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Eddie Dilts

Jenna

Jenna Potts

Rachel

Rachel Rinehart

The Morning Thing Fave 5 (or 4) :-) Our favorite things about First Friday!

August First Friday is tonight in downtown Mount Vernon. For our Morning Thing Fave 5, we decided to share our favorite things about this fun event for families.
This week is actually a Fave 4 (we are missing Eddie Dilts and James Hubbard). 🙂

Jenna

 

 

 

Jenna Potts

 

 

Lilly

 

 

Lilly Buckley

 

 

 

Rachel

 

 

Rachel Rinehart

 

 

 

Marcy in studio

 

 

 

 

Marcy Rinehart

 

 

Join WNZR in downtown Mount Vernon Tonight for August First Friday!
Look for Big Blue near the public square.

Stop by and register to win a special “Clean Up, Dress Up and Checkup” prize basket for the family featuring:

  • An entire house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company. Amy Kessler gives you 4 hours of house cleaning! (Valued at $100)
  • A certificate for 1 individual comprehensive eye exam with Amazing Eyes Family Vision! (Valued at $135)
  • Two $15 gift certificates for Premier Designs Jewelry with Amberly Frye (one for you and one for a friend)
  • Plus WNZR goodies including chip clips, hand fans, cups, Frisbees, guitar flyswatters and more! The prize package is valued at over $265!

 First Friday events are from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. The family-friendly activities include magician Jimmy Burcham, corn hole, a classic car cruise-in and music from Project Round Table on the public square stage.

Other activities include:

  • TaVaci Select Performers followed by the Uncorrections will provide music at the South Stage – MVNU’s Buchwald Plaza Gazebo.
  • A presentation for the winner of the local Guns vs. Hoses Blood Drive for the American Red Cross. This competition is between our local police and fire departments.
  • The American Red Cross will host a bloodmobile at City Hall.
  • A Hidden in Plain Sight event with KSAAT (Knox Substance Abuse Action Team) will take place at the Elks Lodge.
  • “Outside” – an exhibition by the Creative Art of Women (CAW) will be at MVNU’s Schnormeier Gallery. In this exhibition, CAW explores the external forces and exterior surfaces that make up the world- whether structural, anatomical, or metaphysical. Each artist wrestled with the theme of “OUTSIDE” through her own lens resulting in a diverse view of what makes up the world outside ourselves.
  • Show dates continue through 8/16.
  • Food vendors on the square

It is family fun at Mount Vernon’s First Friday presented by Main Street Mount Vernon – an Ohio Main Street program.

Traffic will be closed one block north of the Public Square, around the Square and on South Main Street down to Ohio Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m. (on Friday 8/4). (Gambier Street will remain open). Rain location for the band is the CA & C Depot at 501 South Main Street. If you have questions, please contact Becky Glass, Executive Director, at 740-393-1481. More details about First Friday can be found at www.mainstreetmountvernon.com.

The mission of Main Street Mount Vernon is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of the central business district and downtown Mount Vernon. First Fridays are held the first Friday of each month May through October.

It is National Doughnut Day! Let’s celebrate!

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It is National Doughnut Day! Doughnut Day celebrates this wonderful treat, it’s history and a special holiday brought into being to honor a special group that arose during World War I.

(from www.daysoftheyear.com)

History of the Donut

The history of the donut isn’t clearly known, but what is known is that their iconic look started making an appearance in the United States in the mid-1800’s. Rumor has it a gentleman by the name of Hanson Gregory invented them, out of a distaste for the undercooked centers and greasiness of the existing shapes and options. The shape was said to be obtained by punching a hole in the center with a tin pepper box.

There are many varieties of donuts outside of that most commonly known, including twist donuts, fritters, and the hugely varied and popular filled donut. Filled donuts come in a huge variety, including the very popular Devil Dog, a chocolate covered delight filled with a rich cream. Glazed donuts filled with all sorts of delicious fruit, with raspberry being a runaway favorite throughout the world, and lemon filling being an equally popular.

History of Doughnut Day

Doughnut Day came to pass, in part, due to the efforts of a doctor in the military in the first World War who sought to brighten the day of the wounded soldiers he worked on. On his first day to the Military Base, he purchased 8 dozen doughnuts and gave one to each soldier he worked on. After giving one to Lieutenant General Samuel Geary, who received it with great mirth and appreciation for the doctors work, Samuel decided to start a fundraiser, letting the young doctor, Morgan Pett, to continue to provide doughnuts to his patients.

This fundraiser began working together with the Salvation Army who, after a fact-finding mission, determined that many needs of the soldiers could be met by creating social centers that would provide all sorts of amenities, including the doughnuts. The Salvation Army sent 250 volunteers to France to help put these huts together, which soon became a mainstay of military life. One record of a day in the huts recorded up to 300 donuts and 700 cups of coffee being served as part of their service. Due to the majority of the workers being female, the Salvation Army workers started to be known as “Doughnut Dollies.”

These huts went a long way to improving the overall life of the soldiers during the war and has become a tradition that the Salvation Army continues to this day as a fundraiser for this wonderful organization. A great way to celebrate Donut Day is to volunteer to help this amazing organization on the day they’ve held for years in support of our armed forces. Just a few hours of your time or a donation towards their organization will ensure they continue to be able to do their good work the world round!

In honor of Doughnut Day, the WNZR Staff shared their favorite doughnut flavors for The Morning Thing Fave 5.

James Hubbard

Lilly Buckley

Rachel Rinehart

Eddie Dilts

Marcy Rinehart

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