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BRISTOL, Tenn., November 20, 2017 – The King University Music Department is hosting
a Christmas tree lighting and candlelight caroling event on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:00
p.m. The event will take place on the Oval located on the main campus in Bristol,
Tennessee. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni along with the local community are
encouraged to participate.
“We are excited to begin the celebration of the Christmas season with the tree lighting
on the Oval,” said Dr. Rob Littleton, vice president for Student Affairs. “This is
sure to be a festive time and a moment to gather as a community. Last year, we began
the season with candlelight caroling on the Oval, a magical and memorable event. This
year, we are continuing this tradition with the addition of lighting the campus Christmas
Everyone in attendance will be giving lyric sheets and candles before the ceremony
begins. The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m. with the heart of
King University, Ms. Jewel Bell, lighting the tree; Ms. Bell just celebrated her 65th year as an employee of King. Carolers will then begin singing beloved Christmas songs.
The evening will culminate as carolers circle the Oval while singing to candlelight.
Light refreshments will follow.
“We are delighted once again to host this Christmas caroling event,” says Dr. W. Patrick
Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University.
“Please join us to make this a truly regional event, celebrating the advent season
by singing carols together by candlelight and helping King University to celebrate
the birth of our Savior.”
Contact W. Patrick Flannagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.652.4846 for additional details.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in
1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional
degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business
administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning
opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA
Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.