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Huntingdon invites community to Christmas celebration


November 21, 2016

For more information, contact:
Su Ofe
(334) 833-4515; news@hawks.huntingdon.edu

Huntingdon Invites Community to Christmas Celebration

Huntingdon Choirs sing for A Service of Lessons and Carols

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will present its annual Community Christmas Celebration and A Service of Lessons and Carols, Thursday, December 1, beginning on the College campus in front of Flowers Hall. Three events round out the tradition.

The Marching Scarlet and Grey will lead Saint Nicholas to campus at 6:30 p.m. at the College’s main entrance. Caroling and music will follow. Children are invited to visit with St. Nick in Houghton Library Atrium after his arrival.

The trees in front of Flowers Hall will be lit at 6:45 p.m. This year’s special guests for the tree lighting are the Reverend Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church-Montgomery and a Huntingdon trustee, and his family, including wife Abigail Pridgeon, a Huntingdon alumna.

The highlight of the evening is the traditional Service of Lessons and Carols, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Biblical readings are interspersed with musical selections performed by the Huntingdon College Concert Choir and other College musicians, and reflect on the story of the nativity of Jesus.

The events, part of the College’s Community and Cultural Events Series sponsored by Baptist Health, are free and open to the public.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America”  by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Suellen (Su) Ofe
Associate Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591