TAKE A "HOLIDAY STROLL THROUGH THE STATES" THIS DECEMBER

11/12/2018

Annual Holiday Open House Dec. 8-9 & 15-16 to Feature Middletown Garden Lovers’ Decorations

PHOTO: Scene from 2017 Holiday Open HouseMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Visitors to SUNY Orange’s 24th annual Holiday Open House on the weekends of Dec. 8-9 and 15-16 at stately Morrison Hall will be invited to take a “Holiday Stroll Through the States,” courtesy of the award-winning decorative handiwork of the Middletown Garden Lovers.

The Holiday Open House will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Volunteers will be on hand to offer information on the Garden Lovers and the College.

In each room of Morrison Hall, visitors will be treated to holiday scenes depicting landmarks, landscapes and traditions specific to the states of Texas (foyer), California (dining room), Alaska (library), Louisiana (Music Room) and Hawaii (salon).

Holiday performances by the SUNY Orange Madrigal Singers and the Chamber Ensemble will augment the Open House. The Madrigal Singers will showcase their talents at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 while the Chamber Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16. Santa Claus will be greeting guests on Sunday, Dec. 16.

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 Dawn Ansbro at (845) 341-4337.

 

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Mike Albright
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Middletown, NY 10940
845-341-4728
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