Mines News

Release Date Monday, November 14, 2016

‘Frosty Kind of Holiday’ Theme of Annual Holiday Parade of Trees

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 ballroom. 

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 season.

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.

“Frosty” gingerbread 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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Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

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