Wayland organizations to auction trees for campus lights

PLAINVIEW – Thinking about buying a Christmas tree for the holiday season? The Council of Student Organizations at Wayland Baptist University has an easy solution.

The group, comprised of the presidents of all recognized student organizations on campus, is sponsoring a Christmas tree auction featuring 12 fully decorated trees in different themes. The trees will feature such themes as Plainview Bulldogs, Wayland, western, penguin, John Deere tractors, Americana, music, sports, missions and others, with decorations added to 6 ½-foot balsam hinged trees, pre-lit with white lights.

Money raised from the silent auction will be used to purchase lights to illuminate the Wayland campus during the holiday season. Currently, only Gates Hall and the McClung University Center are lined with lights.

“It was mentioned in a (Student Government Association) meeting that it would be neat for the holidays to have the whole campus lit,” said KrisAnn Jennings, CSO president and a senior from Perryton. “Other schools do this and we thought it would be a neat way to pull the community into the campus too.”

The trees will be available for viewing and bidding on the second floor of McClung Center (room 205) from Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. The room will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and bidding will begin at $150 per tree for the fully decorated creations.

Opportunities to bid on the trees will also be available at the Lions Pioneer Classic in Hutcherson Center, Dec. 1-2. Bids will close at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

For more information on the tree auction, contact the office of student activities at 291-3752.