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ASU-Beebe Community Tree Lighting Event Promises Holiday Cheer
Posted Date: 11/6/23

Arkansas State University-Beebe invites the public to get ready for an evening of holiday cheer at the ASU-Beebe Community Tree Lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 30. The event will take place in The Grove on the Beebe campus, located at 1000 Iowa Street, and is free and open to the public. 

The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with a special pottery sale featuring unique mugs crafted at the Makers Days event held earlier this fall. All proceeds will benefit the Student Emergency Hope Fund. This is a great way to purchase holiday gifts while supporting students in need. 

Starting at 4 p.m., the event will continue with various activities, including hot cocoa, cider, cookies and an opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. Craft tables will be available for making unique ornaments and decorations. 

The ASU-Beebe music department will showcase its talents with holiday-themed performances by the Symphonic Band at 4:30 p.m. and the Singers and Chamber Singers at 5 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the beautiful Leyland Cypress Christmas tree will be lit with blue and white lights, as the crowd rings in the holiday season. 

At 5:45 p.m., the Studio 360 dancers will perform, leading up to the Wyly Bigger and the Coyotes band, who will take the stage as the evening's headliner. Wyly Bigger is a Memphis-based artist and international performer, renowned for his music steeped in the blues and rock 'n' roll sounds of Memphis. The upcoming release of his album, "Broken Telephone," is produced by Memphis songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart.

Throughout the event, the ASU-Beebe John Deere program will offer hayrides around the campus, adding a touch of country charm to the festivities.

The ASU-Beebe Community Tree Lighting will take place in The Grove behind State Hall on the Beebe campus. It's a perfect opportunity for families, friends and the entire community to come together and celebrate the holiday season. 

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