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Tree of Light to kick off holiday season

Contributing Reporter

Published: Monday, December 2, 2013

Updated: Monday, December 2, 2013 22:12


Provided by Student Activities

Sam Houston State University will be celebrating the beginning of the holidays with the 93rd annual Tree of Light Ceremony Tuesday with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center mall area.

In honor of the giving season, student activities will be collecting canned food items for the Good Shepherd Mission. Anyone who brings at least two cans will receive a free t-shirt.

“It’s the university’s oldest tradition,” Brandon Cooper, associate director of student activities, said. “It’s a time when people come together to celebrate a time of giving.”

Attendees will be treated to hot chocolate, wassail, gingerbread cookies and performances by the Orange Pride Dance Team and the University Choir during the lighting ceremony of the 40-foot tree. Organizations, students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to bring one ornament of their choice to hang on the tree.

Student activities is also highlighting the history and tradition of the Tree of Light Ceremony with an exhibit in the LSC art gallery that began on Monday and will go through Friday.

For more information contact student activities in LSC 328, 936-294-3861 or

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