Kelsey Newton, 5, left, and Emma Newton, 7, look in wonder at the Christmas decorations as their mother Kaylen Newton looks on. The Sparkle and Glitter tree at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art was part of Jingle on the Green, State Fair Community College’s Christmas gift to the community. More than 1,000 guests attend the event on Thursday night.
Members of the Boonville High School Choir perform in the Sylvia L. Thompson Atrium in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center. The choir was one of 13 junior high, high school, and college musical acts who performed during the evening. The musical performers represent the 14 county coverage area the college provides classes and out reach programs.
Carol Cotlen plays the trumpet as a member of the SFCC Jazz Band during the groups performance of “Go Tell It on the Mountain. The group was one of the featured performers at the Parkhurst Student Commons on the campus. Santa made his arrival to the Commons to the delight of the children earlier in the evening.
The Grinch themed food table won the award for outstanding theme presentation from the judges at Jingle on the Green Thursday night. A part of the Mischief in the Making theme the food and drink used a neon palette and included neon decorated white fudge Oreos on sticks and hot pink petite-a- fours.
Santa, aka Rowdie the Roadrunner shakes hands with 7 year old Ruby Poort near the Sylvia L. Thompson Atrium in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center on the campus of SFCC. Six themed trees and food tables were a part of the festivities of Jingle on the Green. Musical performances by 13 groups were also a part of the evening.
The Campus of State fair Community College is lit by over 1,000 luminaries on Thursday night as part of the decorations for Jingle on the Green. Several student groups help with the placement and lighting of of luminaries. Depending on the weather conditions, it typically takes two hours to place and light the decorative paper sacks. Dr. Joanna Anderson said that the campus is never more lovely than it is for the yearly event that is SFCC’s gift to the community.
Abigael Green, a lever harpist performs in the student services center building on the campus of SFCC during Jingle on the Green. Green, a self taught harpist, is a student at the college who performs at various college functions throughout the year. She played a collection of Christmas songs throughout the evening.