By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer
It’s Roane County’s “Lighting of the Tree,” and it’s a highlight of the holiday season in the region.
Now in its third year, the family-oriented event is at Roane State Community College at 276 Patton Lane in Harriman, and it starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 25.
The event features the lighting of a huge Christmas tree and a “Festival of Trees,” featuring Christmas trees decorated by school groups, churches, civic groups, businesses, and individuals.
Also scheduled are holiday-themed games, refreshments, selfies with Santa, and Christmas carols sung by local choirs.
Six-foot-tall Christmas trees with heavy-duty tree stands—along with 100 pipe cleaners for affixing decorations to the trees—will be furnished by Roane State to participating groups. There is an entry fee of $75 per tree, and net proceeds will go to help fund student scholarships.
The trees will be displayed outside the Vann Student Lounge at the Dunbar Building.
There is a November 12 deadline to enter the “Festival of Trees.”
If you have questions, you can contact Dana West at (865) 882-4657 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by emailing [email protected].
Entry forms are available online at http://www.roanestate.edu/treelighting.
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