Wake Forest University students will host “The Lighting of the Quad,” an interfaith holiday event, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. on University Plaza (Quad) in front of Reynolda Hall. The event will include the decorating of the Quad with lights, greenery and a 20-foot tree; a short, interfaith service; musical performances; and hot chocolate and cookies. The event is free and open to the public.
The service will be led by individuals representing various faiths. Speakers include Wake Forest Chaplain Tim Auman, Wake Forest English Professor Andrew Ettin, Wake Forest senior Rosita Najmi and Wake Forest senior Omar Qari.
Holiday music will be performed by the Wake Forest Gospel Choir, Temporary Reprieve, Innuendo and Demon Divas. At the close of the event, the groups and the audience will join together in singing, “Let there be Peace on Earth.”
During the event, the students will also sell “Lovelights” or honor cards for $5 each. All proceeds go to the Samaritan Inn.
Wake Forest students hold “The Lighting of the Quad” following an afternoon “service plunge” in which students volunteer at service agencies throughout Winston-Salem.
The event is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Volunteer Service Corps, Student Union, Student Government, Benson Univeristy Center, Residence Life and Housing, Facilities Management, Chaplain’s Office and Student Development.
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