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Nov. 29, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Holiday Lighting

The Maryville community kicks off the Christmas season with an event tonight.

The university is hosting a tree lighting at the Thomas Gaunt House, the president's residence on campus. The event includes performances by the Horace Mann Bearcat Choir, the Northwest Spirit and the truth gospel choir. University president Dr. John Jasinski says his family and the Bearcat family enjoy the annual tradition.

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The tree lighting starts at 5:15 tonight and can be heard live here on KXCV. Those attending in person are asked to bring clothing donations for the university's "Project Holiday Hope" campaign.