Christmas Festival Brings Out the Kid in College Students

By Taylor Richardson

61290_303204746458614_300199949_n   Sometimes being away from home can make it hard to get into the holiday spirit. That is why NCU put on a little Christmas Festival in the Rug Room on Tuesday the 4th. It was a nice time to take your mind off of dead week and find the kid inside. The festivities included an ugly Christmas sweater and gingerbread house contests, Christmas movies, hot cocoa and cider. The festival proved to be a success when you saw quite a few people sporting their Christmas sweaters and tables were full of gingerbread builders. The winners of the ugly sweater contest were Brooklyn Walker and Holly Gibson. They won by sporting their homemade Christmas tree and Rudolph sweaters. “Holly and I went to a lot of thrift stores and couldn’t find a Christmas sweater we liked so we made our own. It was easy and fun!” explained Walker. The winner of the cut throat gingerbread contest was Jessy Denewith. This was her second year in a row winning despite the stiff competition. “I was determined to keep my title as champion,” said Denewith. “And I just had to put a cat on it because I love cats, everyone knows that!” All in all, the festival helped all of us grown up college kids to get into the spirit of Christmas and got us just that much more ready to go home for the holidays. As if w12565_303205189791903_128174461_ne weren’t all ready enough…