Bethany to brighten the holidays

BETHANY – Bethany College will hold its third-annual Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5 in Commencement Hall.

The evening begins with the official lighting of the tree and includes a charity tree auction, a choir performance and a variety of holiday presentations.

The trees that are up for auction will be decorated in various holiday themes, and all proceeds will go to Bernie’s Kids. The charity, which is named in honor of the late Brooke County sheriff and commissioner Bernie Kazienko, provides Christmas presents for needy children in the county.

Children in attendance can write a letter to Santa and can also get their picture taken with him.

The Bethany College Choir will perform holiday songs, and educational presentations will be held on some of the major holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

The event is open to the public.