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Sights and Sounds of the Holiday season at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University celebrated the holiday season Monday with a variety of events, including a community and faculty-staff  open house, visit from Santa Claus, music, and the the traditional Candlelighting ceremony in Montgomery Auditorium.

 

 

 

 

Traditional events highlight holiday celebration

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the community celebrated the holiday season Monday with a number of traditional events. This included receptions at the Magnolia House, a visit from Santa Claus, Christmas story readings, the lighting of the tree on the front lawn, and the Candlelighting event in Montgomery Auditorium.

Treelighting was held on the front lawn of campus.

Historic Montgomery Auditorium was the site of the 91st annual Candlelighting ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dell McLain reads stories to children gathered on the front steps of the Magnolia
House.

Community invited to Campus Tree Lighting Ceremony

Community invited to Campus Tree Lighting Ceremony

Press Release Date: 11-21-2011

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will begin the holiday festivities on Thursday, Dec. 1, with the Campus and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The community is invited to join in the celebration.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. with the Chorvettes caroling at the Magnolia House (on the corner of N. 6th Avenue and University Boulevard). Santa Claus will make an appearance and everyone is encouraged to bring their children.

A special treat will be the reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Southeastern’s Dell McLain, chair of the Art, Communication and Theatre Department. Cookies and cocoa will be served.

Southeastern’s Brass Ensemble will perform on the front lawn at 5:45 p.m. in conjunction with the lighting of the 31-foot-tall Blue and Gold Southeastern Christmas Tree.