2011-11-30 / Local News

Christmas on Campus Saturday

A Cherokee County holiday tradition will be held for the 27th straight year when Limestone College hosts its Annual Christmas on Campus event on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event is free, and the entire community is encouraged to attend.

The fun kicks off with the lighting of the luminaries, and will include, a concert featuring many of your holiday favorites, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Christmas on Campus dates back to 1984 when the late Les Gregory, a former employee and graduate of Limestone College, arranged for 200 luminaries to be lit in honor of retired Limestone College professor Lucy G. Wheeler. With that, Christmas on Campus was born. Since Gregory’s inception, the luminaries have grown from 200 to 10,000 candles and Christmas on Campus has evolved into the night of magic and wonder that we know today. Schedule of Events

5:00 p.m.: Lighting of the Luminaries Luminaries will be placed along College Drive, Rutledge Avenue, portions of South Petty, South Johnson, and Limestone Streets. Homes at which the luminaries are placed are eligible to win the Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest. For more information, contact Director of Alumni and Parents Programs K.C. Barnhill at 488.4606.

6: 30 p. m.- 7: 30 p. m.: Sounds of the Season Concert, Fullerton Auditorium This unique, festive montage of choral music will feature Limestone’s high energy iPan steel pan band, the Limestone College and Community Chorus, the Limestone Jazz Combo, and the College’s Men’s Vocal ensemble.

7: 45 - 7: 55 p. m. - Lighting of the Christmas Tree; Front Campus Announcement of winners for the Fourth Annual Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest will be made just before the Christmas tree is lit. 7: 55 p. m.: Visit from Santa Claus; Front Campus

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