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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

The Horace Mann Laboratory School Bearcat Choir performs at last year's Holiday Tree Lighting at the Gaunt House. The Jasinski family will host this year's fifth annual tree lighting Dec. 3.

The Horace Mann Laboratory School Bearcat Choir performs at last year's Holiday Tree Lighting at the Gaunt House. The Jasinski family will host this year's fifth annual tree lighting Dec. 3. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Nov. 20, 2013

Community invited to Northwest Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony

Local residents are invited to join the Northwest Missouri State University community Tuesday, Dec. 3, for the fifth annual Holiday Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Thomas J. Gaunt House.

The event, hosted by the Jasinski family, begins at 5:15 p.m. Guests are invited inside the Gaunt House afterward for refreshments.

The program will include remarks from Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, Student Senate President Cody Uhing, Baptist Student Union Pastor Jason Yarnell and Maryville Mayor Jim Fall.

The Horace Mann Laboratory School Bearcat Choir and members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternities also will perform.

More than 150 people attended last year's tree-lighting ceremony at the Gaunt House. The historic structure, located at the south edge of campus, was built during the 1870s and serves as the presidential residence. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468