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VSCC celebrates and remembers lost lives with the festival of lights

By Breanna Hiett

Volunteer State Community College hosts an annual event, The Festival of Lights. This year, because of the pandemic, the event took place via Zoom. The event celebrates the new year and celebrates all that the current year has brought as a celebration of the good things that have taken place. 

“To ring in the holidays, we will have performances from several Vol State Performance Ensembles.  Moreover, we will select a few members from our campus community to briefly share what this season means to them and how they will remember 2020 and look towards 2021,” said Lori Miller, Administrative Assistant for the Diversity and Inclusion Office. 

“The Festival of Lights is a tradition at Vol State that usually happens on campus for the entire campus community.  There are live performances by Vol State Ensemble groups, food, fun and the lighting of the tree by President Faulkner.  However, because of the pandemic, the program has to be virtual as described below,” said Jeff King, Manager of the Diversity and Inclusion Office. 

The Festival of Lights took place on Tuesday, December 1 at 12:30 P.M. via Zoom. During this event, it was asked that everyone come together and remember what uniteseveryone while also thinking about all the lives that have been lost in the wake of the pandemic. 

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