Nov. 24, 2009
The 60th annual celebration of the Hanging of the Greens at Morningside College will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in the formal lounge at Dimmitt Hall, 3318 Vine Ave., on the Morningside College campus.
First celebrated in 1950 and now one of the oldest traditions on the Morningside campus, the Hanging of the Greens includes burning of a Yule log, reading the history of the ceremony, hanging of several wreaths and decorating a Christmas tree. Morningside President John Reynders will light the Yule log. Santa also will visit the ceremony.
After the Yule log is burning and the history read, each class hangs a wreath. The final part of the ceremony is the decorating of the tree. Students hang ornaments made by residents from each of the student residence halls on campus. The ornaments are displayed for four years to invoke the memories of the “families” formed in each hall. Students from Dimmitt Hall, Roadman Hall, Residence Complex, Waitt Apartments, Poppen Apartments and Lags Hall will hang the ornaments.
The event, sponsored by Morningside’s Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association, is open to the public.