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Trine hosting Holiday Extravaganza
Giving decorated trees to Project Help
For the second year, Trine University invites the community to enjoy a slate of Christmas festivities while providing lit, decorated trees for Project Help families.
Christmas trees like these from last year’s Holiday Extravaganza will be decorated by Trine departments and student organizations for a contest and then a giveaway to Project Help families.
Trine’s Holiday Extravaganza, set for Sunday, Dec. 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center, will again include a display of trees decorated by university departments and student organizations. The community can vote for their favorite tree through ballots provided in the display area.
The winning trees will receive cash prizes donated to Project Help, the county food and clothing bank, and the trees will go to the agency for distribution to those who might otherwise not have a Christmas tree. Kappa Sigma fraternity asks visitors to bring a non-perishable food donation for Project Help.
The schedule of festivities follows:
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner by Bon Appétit in Whitney Commons—Adults $8; children 6 and under free
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Introduction, welcome and Trine choir and wind ensemble concert in Fabiani Theatre
7:30-7:35 p.m.: Tree lighting ceremony with Trine University President Earl D. Brooks II on the University Center lawn
7:35-8:30 p.m.: University Center festivities at event stations throughout the mall
Event stations will give visitors a chance to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa and cider; family pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus by the fireplace; displays at the international holiday table; crafts at two locations; writing letters to Santa; cookie decorating in Whitney Commons; tree display and voting; and storytelling in Sponsel Library.
Trine University Student Ambassadors dressed as elves will greet visitors throughout the University Center. Holiday Extravaganza is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Trine University Student Ambassadors. For more information, call 260.665.4168.