Nov. 19, 2012
Media Contact: Courtney Bass, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA, CAROLS, LIGHTS AND MORE AT UCO’S HOLIDAY KICKOFF EVENT ‘WINTERGLOW’ NOV. 30
The University of Central Oklahoma invites the community to its 15th annual holiday season kickoff celebration, WinterGlow, from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
Themed "Miracle on 2nd Street," the festivities will begin with the ceremonial lighting of Old North, the university’s oldest building, along with carols performed by a Central student choir and comments from UCO President Don Betz and Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb.
For the fifth year, Central will use LED lights on Old North and other campus holiday light displays, which use 10 percent of the amount of electricity of traditional holiday lights. The initiative is a part of Central's efforts to expand its campus-wide, eco-friendly "green" efforts.
Following the ceremony, guests are invited to the Nigh University Center to participate in an array of holiday-themed activities including face painting, interactive games, crafts, train rides, and free pictures with Santa with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for a local Edmond charity. There will also be hot cocoa stations, cookies, s’mores, holiday entertainment and decorations throughout the building.
“WinterGlow is a magical night that should be shared with the entire family,” said Courtney James, assistant director of Campus Activities.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about WinterGlow visit www.uco.edu/winterglow or contact the Campus Activities office at 405-974-2363.
Editor's Note: Art for publication with this story may be downloaded at www.uco.edu/photo/WinterGlow11.12.
Cutline: The community is invited to the UCO campus to kickoff the holiday season with the annual WinterGlow celebration from 6-9 p.m., Nov. 30. The free event includes the lighting of Central's historic Old North building, along with holiday-themed games and activities.