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Engaging Extras Add to Excitement of Card-Lighting Ceremony

The candle-crafting table adds a new take-home treat to a longstanding ceremony.
The candle-crafting table adds a new take-home treat to a longstanding ceremony.
Students chill with friends (and beat the cold inside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Science Center).
Students chill with friends (and beat the cold inside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Science Center).
Fun props are up for grabs ...
Fun props are up for grabs …
... for use in the photo booth.
… for use in the photo booth.
Holiday cards shine on the ATHS lawn
Holiday cards shine on the ATHS lawn.

Attendees at Wednesday’s yearly lighting ceremony enjoyed free hot chocolate and cookies, as well as the delicious suspense of wondering which holiday cards were chosen as this year’s favorites. But the festivities didn’t stop when the winners were announced! There was also a photo booth where students could grab some wacky pictures with their friends, a do-it-yourself table where participants created “Mason jar snow candle” novelties, and a movie-ticket raffle in exchange for donations of nonperishable and personal-care items to local social-service agencies. Among this year’s student entries, the Veterans Club’s card placed first, the Student Government Association was awarded second prize and the Diesel Performance Club was third. In the office category, Madigan Library earned top honors, The College Store placed second, and Assessment, Research and Planning finished third.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer