Jim Durham, News Bureau Director
The Georgetown Activities Council’s Co-VP for Traditions – Thomas Owens, a junior from Nicholasville, and Emily Faulkner, a senior from Hopkinsville, pictured here with 6-year-old Josie Dummer – want to welcome the public for the College’s annual “Hanging of the Green” on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Josie, a first-grader at Western Elementary, helped GAC promote this most wonderful holiday tradition to the community via the Georgetown News-Graphic. She is the daughter of James and Susan Dummer – respectively, a teacher at Scott County Middle School, and a professor in the College’s Communication & Media Studies department.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel with entertainment and singing and a special message from Alan Redditt ‘00, pastor of Georgetown Baptist Church.
Participants will enjoy the Joyful Noise Singers, GC’s gospel choir led by graduate student Pam Young of Georgetown; the GC Chorale led by Dr. John Campbell; and congregational songs led by Campus Ministry sophomores Morgan Floyd of Richmond and Evan Harrell of Middlesboro.
Children will again be invited to place an ornament (which is provided) on the Christmas tree along with representatives from each campus organization.
Then, the event moves outside for the traditional lighting of Giddings Circle, hot chocolate and carols. The Tiger Tunistas – an all-female a capella group led by senior Molly Maggard of Hazard – will lead the crowd in the singing of “Silent Night.”