Light Up Night at Bethany Brightens Community and Campus

8250LightUpNight2012POSTER.jpgBETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College will host its 2nd annual Light Up Night at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Commencement Hall. The celebration will include the lighting of the College’s tree by President Scott D. Miller and a variety of presentations on holiday themes, as well as a charity tree auction.

The evening will begin with a welcome by Dr. Miller and will be followed by educational presentations on some of the major holidays of the season, including Christmas, Jewish Hanukkah, African American Kwanza and more.

Holiday themed trees will be auctioned off throughout the evening with all proceeds to benefit local charities. This year, a selection of children’s trees will be raffled off for children 12 and under. In addition, there will an area for children to write letters to Santa and children can have their photos taken with Santa Claus. There will also be a choir performance by the Community Christian Church of Beech Bottom, W.Va.

The event is open to the public and children are welcome. Gerald Stebbins, dean of students, can be contacted for more information by phone at 304.829.7631 or by email at

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.