Berry’s campus was bustling with Christmas spirit through the many merry events in December.
Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum presented the 27th annual “Candles and Carols.” Visitors strolled through Oak Hill, stopped to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus while carolers celebrated with songs of the season.
“Oak Hill has become an adopted home for me. Candles and Carols lets us open our home for everyone to enjoy, allowing us to showcase our hard work,” said December graduate Dean Haugen who works at Oak Hill and helped prepare for Candles and Carols.
The Berry Singers and Berry Concert Choir performed at the annual “Lessons and Carols” service. The candle-light service consisted of hymns and classical pieces intertwined with the lessons from the Bible. The night ended with the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree outside of the College Chapel.
Berry College Theatre Company presented “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” based on the classic play by Charles Dickens. Donations at the show raised $4,260 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the theatre company student travel fund.
The Peer Educators and Berry athletes sent Christmas cards to soldiers overseas and rang the Salvation Army bell at local stores.
And wrapping up the fun, the residents of Ford celebrated with their annual “Christmas in the Castles,” - pajama party style. The girls took a break from studying for finals to enjoy good food, music and a special visit from Santa.
Written by Public Relations Assistant Brittni Trollinger. Photos by Public Relations photographers Lauren Neumann and Mary Claire Stewart.