By HANNAH ABBATE, reporter
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
Sunday night was well below 40 degrees but that didn’t stop Sterling College students and faculty from braving the cold.
The 2nd annual Share the Light celebration was held at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Cooper Hall. Lights, fire pits, and photo booth setups decorated the lawn. Along with the huge Christmas tree that was front and center.
For junior Sam Turner, her favorite part of the night was “the choir praising Jesus,” she said.
“Christmas means spending quality time with friends and family and just really knowing what you’re appreciative for,” said Turner.
“I really like the hot chocolate and the fellowship,” said Resident Director Emilie Heinl. “I love the part in the beginning, where everyone’s walking around. Going by the fire and talking, and I think it builds good community while we talk about Jesus.”
“For me, Christmas is just a celebration of Jesus’ birth. I think Christmas is a good representation of the celebration part of Jesus’ birth and His life and His story,” said Heinl.
For Kaitlyn “Red” Tawater, she was also amazed at the gathering. “I think genuinely seeing the campus cons together,” said Tawater, “for such a simple act, but yet, we made it all seem so unique with all the different aspects of the adorable hot cocoa bar, the gorgeous tree, and then our choir singing just truly felt different than any other tree lighting ceremony I’d been to.”
She continued by saying, “You really felt the community come together and the joy that Christmas should always bring.”
As the night came to a close, students stayed behind afterwards to continue to socialize. Even through the freezing cold, the Christmas season never cease to bring people together.
Merry Christmas everyone!