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Otterbein Community Celebrates the Holiday Season

September 25, 2013

Westerville, OH— It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Jack Frost has started to nip at noses, Christmas shopping has started, and Otterbein University is kicking off the season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast on Friday, Dec. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A canned food drive at both the Tree Lighting and the Holiday Feast will benefit Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM).

Otterbein president Kathy Krendl will illuminate the official Otterbein University Christmas Tree on Towers Hall lawn, 1 S. Grove St. The tradition of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony began at Otterbein in 1961.

Event details are as follows:

5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting on Towers Plaza, 1 S. Grove St.

  • Music and carols
  • Holiday message by Chaplain Monty Bradley
  • Tree Lighting by President Kathy Krendl
  • Visit from Santa
  • Candy canes from the Campus Programming Board
  • Canned food drive

6 p.m. Holiday Feast in the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

  • Photos with Santa
  • Activities for children
  • Canned food drive
  • Bookstore open until 8:30, get 20% off purchases of $50 or more on regular-price clothing and gifts

Dinner is $10 general, $4 for ages 4-10, free for age 3 or younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.otterbein.edu/treelighting. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Matthew D’Oyly at (614) 823-1250 or mdoyly@otterbein.edu.


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