Midland Texas

On Thursday, Midland College’s is kicking off their 20th Annual Holiday Evening celebration.  Like previous years, the lighting of the Hodge Carillon Tower is the highlight of the event and several of the college’s organizations are scheduled around it. 

First off, the celebration starts with a Frito pie chili supper fundraiser hosted by Midland College Students in Philanthropy.  Bowls are $4 a piece and will be held in rooms 110 and 111 of the F. Marie Hall Academic Building for an hour long.  The money raised from the event will benefit Students in Philanthropy, who issue grants to several nonprofit agencies the college assists.

Hot chocolate will be served in the Dollye Neal Chapel beginning at 5:15 p.m. featuring a wonderful candlelit ambiance and acoustic guitar playing by Jacob Porter. 

The Chap Singers will also sing Christmas carols during the lighting of the Hodge Carillon Tower ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Following the tower lighting, the Annual Fall Student Art Show opening reception will be held in the McCormick Gallery of the Allison Fine Arts Building.  The art show features works of art by students in all Midland College art classes, including ceramics, painting, photography and printmaking.  

Don’t forget about the 16th annual Midland College Student Art Hallway Sale, also beginning Thursday, taking place from 6 – 9 p.m.  It will be held in the art wing of the Allison Fine Arts Building.  The sale will continue Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Concluding the evening is a performance of the “Sounds of Christmas” by the Midland College Chorale & Midland College Jazz Band inside the Wagner & Brown Auditorium also in the Allison Fine Arts Building.

Kids and kids at heart should keep an eye out during the evening.  It has been rumored from time to time that Santa and Mrs. Claus often take a break from their schedules to stop by Midland College’s holiday evening.