It’s the holiday season and at Union College, Student Life chose to celebrate by throwing their annual Christmas party. This is the second year they’ve planned this event.
There were multiple aspects to the celebration, which began on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. when chili and cornbread were served in the trolley under the Clocktower. A golf cart parade followed beginning at 6 p.m.
Students watched the golf cart procession while keeping warm by fires that were set up near the Clocktower. Santa Claus returned to Union College. Last year, Santa arrived in the bucket of a tractor. This year, as a special surprise, he repelled from the top of the Clocktower.
There were plenty of snacks available. Rees Hall provided hot chocolate and Prescott Hall offered popcorn and brownies during the festivities. The music department performed live music for the second year in a row.
The Plant Service department, in collaboration with Information Services, worked hard to set up the Christmas lights throughout Oct. Mike Mennard, adjunct English and Communication Professor, announced the count down to the lighting of the Christmas tree and lights decorating the trees on center campus. The lights were set to music and as songs by the Trans Siberian Orchestra streamed, people enjoyed the synchronized light show.
Jordan Judge is a freshman studying business administration.