Middletown Garden Lovers Announce Theme for SUNY Orange’s 20th Annual Holiday Open House in December

PHOTO: 2013 Holiday Open HouseMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- The Middletown Garden Lovers announce that “The Mansion Comes Alive with Children’s Literature” will be the theme this winter when the club decorates SUNY Orange’s Morrison Hall for the College’s 20th annual Holiday Open House slated for the weekends of Dec. 6-7 and 13-14.

Visitors to Morrison Hall those four days will be able to view the stately mansion’s five first-floor rooms each decorated in tribute to a different children’s story, including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Mitten,” “I Grew Up on a Farm,” “Candy Cane Celebration” and “Silver Skates.”

Morrison Hall will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors along this self-guided tour.

The SUNY Orange Madrigal Singers and the Chamber Ensemble will each perform songs of the season on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Madrigal Singers will showcase their talents at 3 p.m. while the Chamber Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m.

Donations will be accepted for the Peter Alberghini Inspirational Scholarship. Alberghini, a long-time SUNY Orange employee and advocate for Orange County residents through education, civic work and mental health programs, originated the Holiday Open House as a way for the local community to enjoy Morrison Hall.

The Holiday Open House is jointly sponsored by the College, the SUNY Orange Foundation and the Garden Lovers.
For more information, call Mary Roth at (845) 341-4179.

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