By Inger Furholt
The annual SC Christmas lights up at 5 p.m., Friday in Deets Library.
Brandon Hessing, coordinator of student foundation, has many different expectations for SC Christmas this year. “We had way more organizations sign up for trees than we had trees, which tells me that people get excited for SC Christmas,” said Hessing.
The tree decorating has officially started, but the plans for the Friday night has been in the works for months. “We have been starting to plan it since homecoming,” said Hessing. “But a lot of the things that are happening on Friday are things we have been planning on for the last couple of weeks.”
SC Christmas has taken place every year after Thanksgiving. This year there has been different activites mixed into the festivities. “We are doing something different this year,” said Hessing. “There will be an actual tree lightning, and after that we are inviting people to watch a movie in the library, and doing tacky Christmas things. We also have a Santa Claus coming down, which is new this year.”
D.J. Wilson, business administration senior, is the vice president of tradition in the Student Foundation, and is in charge of reserving the library and picking a Christmas film for the Friday night event. “I am hoping that everyone that comes can have a good time, and get that holiday spirit fired up,” said Wilson.
Wilson’s fellow StuFu member, Michelle Vasques, nursing junior, is the vice president of public relations in StuFu, and has had a part to fill when it comes to helping out and planning SC Christmas. “My part is to help organize , and find judges to the Christmas tree competition we have,” said Vasques. “I hope we get to bring the holidays to campus, because everyone is away from home, and Christmas is about family and I like to think about SC as a family away from home.”
Christmas activities start at the library with the tree lightning at 5 p.m. Following, there is an opportunity to take pictures with Santa, and enjoy hot cocoa, egg nog, or a cider bar with treats accomponied by a movie in the library. There will also be a Christmas contest for corniest Christmas sweater with a prize. Also,the hidden present hunt started Monday and is a weeklong game. Clues to find the gift are given everyday in the Jinx Tale.
“I really look forward to seeing a lot of people come and join us in the Deets library to enjoy some holiday treats, and Christmas fun and the winner of the Christmas tree decoration,” said Hessing.
Inger Marie Furholt is a junior majoring in journalism. You may e-mail her at email@example.com.