Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, November 27, 2018

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Theme at Annual Holiday Parade of Trees at SD Mines

The creatively decorated trees in the SD Mines Surbeck Center reflect this year’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ theme. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 28-30.


Community members are invited to vote on their favorite trees at the annual holiday Parade of Trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 28-30, in the Surbeck Center at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Cookies and hot cider will be provided throughout these days.

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.

This event typically draws between 15 to 30 campus organizations, each striving to outdo one another and produce the most creative and festive tree of the season. This year’s theme is “Guardians of the Galaxy,” with the decorations judged to assess each team’s design in various categories. The public vote will distinguish which team wins the “People’s Choice Award.” The winners of each category will be announced on Friday after the voting has closed.

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About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-721-7865, Charles.Ray@sdsmt.edu