store christmas Celebrate Season Dec. 1 At Hanging of the Green Madison and Abby

Madison Osborne, left, and Abby Watkins, Georgetown Activities Council co-chairs of Traditions, posed with The Store’s holiday tree to invite families, friends, fellow students and alumni to Tuesday night’s Hanging of the Green in John L. Hill Chapel.

This celebration of the Christmas spirit will begin inside at 7 p.m., Dec. 1 with congregational singing, and special music from The Joyful Noise Singers and an a cappella choir.Ronnie Mayes, pastor of Ashland’s Rose Hill Baptist Church – the hometown church of GAC officer and sophomore Ross Buskey – will deliver a holiday message.

Abby, a junior from Bullitt County, promises a large Christmas tree on which a member of each campus organization – and children in the audience – will be invited to place an ornament.

The program will then move outside – where luminaries will line Giddings Circle – and each person will hold a candle during the singing of “Silent Night” as the campus Christmas lights come on.

The student officers of GAC invite everyone to stay for hot chocolate and caroling. HOTG co-chairs Madison and Abby promise “TASTY hot chocolate this year!”

Madison, a senior from Georgetown, said, “I really hope to see a lot of families from my hometown share this special event with us in this, my last year.”