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Dothan Campus Festival of Trees set for week of Dec. 5

December 2, 2016

About 60 children from two Dothan elementary schools will perform during the Troy University Dothan Campus library’s Festival of Trees next week.

Departments at the Dothan Campus have been working on their trees for weeks.

Departments at the Dothan Campus have been working on their trees for weeks.

The festival kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 12:15 p.m. inside Sony Hall with a choral performance by students from Selma Street Elementary and Highlands Elementary.

This performance is free and open to the public, and was organized by TROY graduate student Emily Hoekenga, a music teacher at the two schools.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, local vendors will be at the Dothan Campus in the rotunda from 1 to 5:30 p.m. selling items. Cookies and hot cider will be available in the library, located on the second floor of Everett Hall.

Ongoing through the first half of December, residents, students, faculty and staff are invited to head to the library to observe the 12 Christmas trees designed by various departments at the campus.

The trees will be on display until Dec. 15.

The trees will be on display until Dec. 15.

The departments are competing to see who has the most popular tree. Visitors can vote at the circulation desk in the library through Thursday, Dec. 8. The winning tree will be announced Dec. 9.

“It’s something where we can pull everybody together,” said interim Library Director Donna Miller. “We did it last year on a small scale and everybody had a really good time and enjoyed it. Last year, everyone who didn’t participate said, ‘We want to play.’ Last year we had five trees this year we have 12, so the excitement is up.”