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Ozarka College's second annual holiday event slated

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ozarka College will host its second annual Holiday Event Friday, Dec. 2 at the John E. Miller Education Complex, 218 College Dr., on the Melbourne campus. This event is free to all Ozarka College students, their families and the community. It is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee and Ozarka College.

This year's event, titled "A Holiday Carol," will include games, pictures with Santa and a production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," which will be performed by the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theater. Santa will also give out a gift while supplies last, and Ozarka College's Culinary Arts Department will prepare snacks that will be served prior to the start of the play.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the play will begin at 6:30 p.m.

"This event is one of the most joyful events we host, and a way for Ozarka to give back to the community," said Zeda Wilkerson, Ozarka College Registrar and event coordinator. "We look forward to having many children and families on campus to celebrate the holiday season with us."

The presentation of "A Christmas Carol" will tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who rediscovers the real meaning of the season when he is visited on Christmas Eve by a host of magical spirits. In his sleepy dream-like state, Scrooge goes on a journey to discover the importance of love, compassion and generosity. He awakens on Christmas morning to create a new world, a new life and a new joy.

Recognized by the Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is the only professional company in Arkansas dedicated to bringing classic and contemporary children's literature to the state. The award-winning Children's Theatre acting company tours the state, offering three productions a year.

For more information or questions about the event, contact Molly Carpenter, Public Relations Specialist, at 870-368-2045 or by email at mcarpenter@ozarka.edu.