The community is invited to help the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown officially usher in the holiday season at its fifth annual Light Up Night. The celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, at University Square, where the Goodwill Arches will be illuminated.
Seasonal songs will performed by Pitt-Johnstown staff member Susie Gay, student Karamie Hess and faculty member Dr. Kristen Majocha while the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat will lead gatherers in the traditional procession through the illuminated arches.
In keeping with the theme of goodwill, non-perishable foods are being collected by the Pitt-Johnstown Blue and Gold Society (student ambassadors) at the event. The food items will be donated to a local food pantry.
The Goodwill Arches debuted in 2007 and lined the sidewalk leading to the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat statue, and featured 10 arches containing more than 4,00 blue and gold lights. In 2010, the Goodwill Arches were moved to their permanent location at University Square. The Goodwill Arches symbolize the Pitt-Johnstown community’s hope and generosity of spirit.
For additional information on Light Up Night visit, www.pitt-johnstown.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 the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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