Bethany Illuminates Holiday Traditions with Light up Night


2673LightUpNightFLYER.jpgBETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College will host its first Light up Night on November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The event will feature the official lighting of the College’s tree by President Scott D. Miller and a variety of multicultural presentations on holiday themes, as well as a charity auction. 

The evening will commence with an opening by Miller, followed by student presentations on Christmas, Islamic Eid al-Adha, Jewish Hanukkah, and African American celebration of Kwanza.

The official lighting of the Bethany tree by President Miller will be performed at 8 p.m.

An auction of approximately 20 holiday theme trees for local charities will be held at 8:10 p.m. and will feature Pictures with Santa and Letter Writing to Santa.

A judging for the Hideous Holiday Sweater Contest will be held at 8:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public, and children are welcome.

Contact Dean of Students Gerald Stebbins at 304.829.7631 or for more information.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.