A Holiday Night to Remember

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Devereux Georgia
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Monday night after Thanksgiving, snow flurries fell on the campus as part of the first tree lighting event, which we hope to make an annual event at Devereux Georgia. There was hot chocolate, hot apple cider and cookies to warm up the night. The campus was beautifully decorated with more than 15,000 lights and a 15-foot Christmas tree, which stood majestically on the front lawn.

The boys and girls were excited by all of the lights and festivities. Girls from the Butterfly Program formed a choral group and sang Christmas carols! Boys from the Honors Program and Horizons helped decorate the campus. The young men worked with staff to string lights on the trees, the rose garden and the gazebo!

Several guests, including the Honorable Mark Mathews, mayor of Kennesaw, came out for the celebration! Santa Claus was among the crowd giving out Santa hats to everyone! The Kennesaw State University Women’s Ensemble also came out to support the Devereux Girls’ Choir.

It was Gwen Skinner’s first community event since joining Devereux as the executive director of Georgia. “Christmas is a magical time for children,” she commented. “There is nothing more heart warming than to bring joy to the children who need us the most. Our goal was to give them a night they will remember for a long time,” she added.

 

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