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ISU TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY WILL BE ON DEC. 4
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State's 1996 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, on the steps of Beardshear Hall. This is the 50th tree lighting ceremony at Iowa State, which began in 1946 but not held in 1973 due to the energy crisis.
The 100-plus voices of Iowa State's Oratorio Chorus will open the ceremony. President Martin Jischke will speak and then turn on the tree lights.
ISU carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam will give a concert preceding and following the lighting. After the lighting, Tam invites the public to join her in the Campanile to sing carols with the carillon.
Guests also may take horse-pulled wagon rides around central campus, visit the festively decorated Farm House Museum and drop in on University Book Store's holiday open house. Luminaries will line the sidewalk between Beardshear and the Farm House.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served preceding the ceremony. The public is invited.
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