Augusta University holiday tree lighting set for Dec. 2

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‘Tis the season for Augusta University’s holiday tree lighting, co-presented with the Summerville Neighborhood Association.

Join the faculty, students and staff at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 on the Summerville Campus in front of the Maxwell Theatre for a university-wide tradition. Festivities will include caroling, holiday crafts, face painting, cookie decorating and refreshments. Children and children-at-heart will be able to write letters to Santa and then get their photos taken with him.

Guests can also bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Open Paws Student Food Pantry. The pantry provides food, toiletry items and some school supplies to members of the student population who may not be able to afford them. Any non-perishable food and toiletry item will be accepted.

The most requested items are breakfast bars; toaster pastries; granola bars; oatmeal; canned and dried beans; chili and soups; rice and pasta; pasta sauce; microwave meals; individual serving cereal; canned meats; fruits and applesauce; boxed meals (not frozen); peanut butter and jelly; individual bags of chips; crackers; Teddy Grahams; Rice Krispy Treats; tea and coffee; soap; shampoo; deodorant; toothpaste and toothbrushes; feminine hygiene products; shaving cream; disposable razors; toilet paper; paper towels; laundry detergent; dish detergent; paper; pens and pencils; notebooks and highlighters; and binders.

For more information, call (706) 737-1451 or email

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