The Edmond Sun

January 6, 2014

UCO’s WinterGlow moved to Jan. 17

Celebrate ‘A Central Story’; magical night of lights, entertainment

Patty Miller
Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma isn’t about to let a 16-year event, much less a celebration, go by the wayside.

UCO will be observing  its 16th Annual WinterGlow Celebration as it invites Edmond’s residents to join in celebrating “A Central Story!” from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 17.

A holiday light show  at Broncho Lake will kick off WinterGlow and President Don Betz will be on hand to greet community members and students.

Immediately following the light show, guests will gather at the Nigh University Center to celebrate “A Central Story!” where they will be able to participate in a Winter Wonderland craft area, train rides, face painting, caricature artists, games, photo booths and S’mores.

Broncho Buddy will be on hand for photos and there also will be a make your own comic book station where children can be the superhero in their own comic, James said.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to write letters to troops with the Blue Star Mothers of America.

About 2,700 people attended last year’s WinterGlow, said Courtney James, assistant director of Campus Activities.

WinterGlow, originally set for Dec. 6, was rescheduled due to inclement weather. James said this is the first time WinterGlow has had to be rescheduled.

The evening will feature free and festive activities for the family.

“We are thrilled that despite December’s weather, we’re still able to bring WinterGlow to the community,” James said.

“The Student Programming Board has worked hard to adapt the event for the new date, and we know our students, community members and their families will have a wonderful night of wintry fun.”

WinterGlow was initiated in 1997 by President Roger Webb to promote an emphasis on the importance of community and tradition.

The evening is free of charge and the public is invited to bring their families and join in magical night of lights and activities.

For more information about WinterGlow, visit www.uco.edu/winterglow, email winterglow@uco.edu or contact the Office of Campus Activities at 974-2363.