Community members, alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to join the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as we usher in the holiday season with the third annual lighting of the Goodwill Arches from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 2 on the campus mall.
The Greater Johnstown High School chorus will perform seasonal songs and PJ, the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat mascot, will lead gatherers in the traditional procession through the lighted arches.
The Goodwill Arches, which line the sidewalk leading to the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat statute, feature 10 arches containing more than 4,000 blue and gold lights.
In keeping with the theme of goodwill, non-perishable food items are being collected by the Pitt-Johnstown Blue and Gold Society (student ambassadors) at the event. The food items collected will be donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Attendees also will have the opportunity to sign giant-sized Holiday cards that will be delivered to the college’s partner schools from October’s Pitt-Johnstown “@ Your Service” Week. A card also will be delivered to the patients at the Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center.
This annual event is a signature component of Pitt-Johnstown “@ Your Service.”
For additional information on the Light-Up Night, visit http://www.upj.pitt.edu/Goodwill/
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”