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December 8, 2010

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City Holiday Fest

About 75 community members crowded the Greencastle City hall Tuesday evening to celebrate the Greencastle Civic League’s 27th Annual Lights of Love festival, hosted by Mayor Sue Murray. The evening was full of Greencastle’s holiday cheer, including a light decorating contest and an essay contest for students.

Greencastle Civic League President Cathryn Ensley says the evening welcomes the holiday season to Greencastle and celebrates the talents of the children in the community.

Kids aged 5 through 8 could adorn a Christmas ornament for the “Decorate the Light” contest, which were voted on at the end of the night and put on display at Greencastle City Hall. Students in grades 3 through 5 and 6 through 8 could compete in an essay contest about what they are most thankful for this holiday season. The two winners of the essay contest read their pieces aloud during the tree lighting.

To conclude the evening, the members of the T-Z After School Enrichment Choir sang a few of their favorite holiday songs, and the winners of both Light Decorating and Essay contests lit the ceremonial holiday tree.

Former President of Costa Rica Speaks at Ubben Lecture Today

As DePauw’s campus heads into finals week, final preparations are being made for an Ubben Lecture tonight. Two-time president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias will discuss "Moral Leadership in Today's World". Arias is also a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Executive director of media relations Ken Owen is responsible for the planning of Ubben Lectures. Owen says he hopes students will attend in spite of the inconvenient timing.

OWEN: "It’s an amazing thing to be within 50 feet of somebody who helped shape history, and so I do help people avail themselves of this and other opportunities to hear from our Ubben Lecturers because it is a very unique thing and a very special thing at DePauw."

Owen says he expects approximately 1,000 people to be in attendance. The lecture will take place at 7:30 tonight in Kresge Auditorium.

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