RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov.
11, 2016) – Community members are invited to vote on their favorite trees and
edible designs at the annual holiday Parade of Trees and display of gingerbread
creations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Surbeck Center
The Parade of Trees runs from Dec. 5-9 and is
open to the campus community throughout the week.
This year’s theme is “A Frosty Kind of Holiday,” with
the event featuring holiday trees decorated like snowmen. The
Parade of Trees typically draws between 25 and 30 organizations, each striving
to outdo one another and produce the most creative and festive tree of the
The annual Parade of Trees is sponsored by the
Student Activities and Leadership Center, which is asking the public
to bring canned food donations as the price of admission. Canned goods will benefit
the campus student food pantry, which is low on supplies.
creations designed and built by student groups and sponsored by Women in
Science and Engineering will also be displayed and voted on by the public.
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