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SFCC to Sponsor ‘Jingle on the Green’ November 30

State Fair Community College invites the community to its 10th annual “Jingle on the Green” from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 on the Sedalia campus. Parking will be available in all lots on campus.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

At 6 p.m. SFCC President Dr. Joanna Anderson and Board of Trustees President Randall D. Eaton will give a welcome and opening remarks in Yeater Learning Center lobby.

The free community holiday celebration features thousands of luminarias, 10 festively decorated trees, musical performances, desserts, art-making, and a free performance of the comedy “Every Christmas Story Ever Told.” “Frosty” will roam the campus spreading holiday cheer, and Santa Claus will stop by to visit with children.

New this year will be robotic demonstrations and interactive activities for children and adults in the Industrial Maintenance and Precision Machining Technology program areas in Fielding Technical Center.

The stations and activities scheduled at this time include:

• Yeater Learning Center lobby, “Peppermint Lane” tree, desserts and opening remarks. Performances include the SFCC Jazz Choir at 6:05 p.m., the Sacred Heart School Choir at 6:30 p.m., the SFCC Chamber Choir at 7 p.m., and the California High School Chamber Choir at 7:30 p.m.

• Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre, Yeater 126, “Chocolate Cherry Truffles” tree. At 8 p.m. the SFCC Theatre Arts program will present “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James Fitzgerald, and directed by Wade Hughes, SFCC instructor. The performance will last about 45 minutes. The play is rated PG for mild language and may not be appropriate for children who believe in the jolly, old elf who lives at the North Pole.

• Heckart Science and Allied Health Center, Sylvia L. Thompson Atrium, “Glitter and Glam” tree and desserts. Performances are in the nearby Thompson Conference Center A and include the Knob Noster High School Choir at 6:15 p.m., the Warsaw High School Chamber Choir at 6:45 p.m. and Show Me Sound Chorus at 7:15 p.m.

In the Gerken Solarium, north entrance of Heckart, is “Oh Christmas Tree” and desserts in the adjoining Benefactors Hall of Honor.

• Fielding Technical Center, west-east hallway, “December Dreams” tree. In Fielding north-south hallway, robots will be roaming. Interactive activities and ornament-making will be in Fielding, Rooms 282 and 277..

• Hopkins Student Services Center, “Frosty!” tree, desserts and two outdoor photo opportunities. Santa and his elves, Ginger and Gumdrop, will visit with children from 6:15-8 p.m.

• Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center, “Holiday Spirit” tree and desserts. Student-athletes and Rowdie will be available for photo opportunities from 6:15-8 p.m.

• Stauffacher Center, Parkhurst Student Commons, “Merry, Merry, Merry!” tree and desserts. Performances include the Marshall High School Jazz Band at 6:05 p.m., the SFCC Jazz Runners 6:40 p.m. and the Smith-Cotton High School Jazz Band at 7:15 p.m.

The Campus Store, by Parkhurst Student Commons, will have a “Mitten Tree.” The store will collect mittens and hats of any size until Dec. 8 and donate them to local charities in observance of National Mitten Tree Day. Anyone who donates will receive a discount of up to 50 percent off any purchase. The store will be open until 8 p.m.

• Daum Museum of Contemporary Art foyer, “Sugar Plum” tree and desserts. From 6:15-8 p.m., free art-making for anyone will take place by the Goddard Gallery and art wing in Stauffacher Center.

Volunteers helping with the event include the SFCC Spirit Squad; Radiology, Sonography, Nursing, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Improving Minority Advantages and Generating Excellence, and Student Missouri State Teachers Association clubs; students in the SFCC Music Arts and Athletic programs; and Smith-Cotton Junior High National Honor Society.

Other services have been provided by Great Western Dining Service Inc.; Fischer Concrete Services LLC; FFO Home; County Distributing Company Inc.; SFCC’s Industrial Maintenance and Precision Machining Technology programs; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art; SFCC’s Facilities Management; Marketing and Communications; Polly Grapes, Campus Store director, who creates the holiday themes and decorates the trees; and Ron Sayer, Music Arts program coordinator and instructor, who coordinates the music performances.

The SFCC Foundation sponsors Jingle on the Green. For more information about this and other arts events at SFCC, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts.

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