FHSU to kick off holiday season with annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony

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HAYS, Kan. -- The Christmas tree at Fort Hays State University's Sheridan Hall will be lighted up in a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. The public is invited.

The ceremony, in front of Sheridan Hall, is sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Office of International Student Services, the Office of the President, the University Activities Board, FHSU Athletics and Wendy's Restaurants.

Special features will include performances by the Dickens Carolers, the announcement of the winners of the annual coloring contest, and hay rides. Students and community members will also be able to view luminaries representing host countries of FHSU students and make a holiday craft with members of the University Activities Board.

Following the ceremony, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall. Santa will also make a special appearance on the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center stage with a sack full of toys. Following Santa's visit, guests can stay in the auditorium and enjoy a free screening of the classic 1966 cartoon "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"

For more information, contact Amber Isom at the FHSU Center for Student Involvement at 785-628-4664.

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