Community residents are once again invited to join Eastern Illinois University's students and staff during the coming week for "Deck the Halls" -- two festive gatherings scheduled to take place in Old Main (the "Castle").
Guests are welcome to attend the two holiday events, the first of which is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, and the second from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.
Parking is available in most university lots (excluding handicapped spaces) after 5 p.m. Guests attending Thursday's "Deck the Halls" gathering should park in the "X" lot, located east of Old Main.
Following an annual tradition, "Deck the Halls" will showcase six holiday trees, five of which feature decorations made by students of Ashmore, Carl Sandburg, Jefferson, Lake Crest (Oakland) and Mark Twain elementary schools.
Refreshments and holiday music will be featured at both gatherings.
EIU and President Bill Perry invite all to stop by and enjoy this year's holiday celebrations.
(Photo courtesy of Lauren LaPlante.)