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UC hosts annual Hanging of the Green


Williamsburg, Ky.— On Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) hosted its annual Hanging of the Green ceremony in the Gatliff Chapel. A packed audience enjoyed multiple musical ensembles performing songs in honor of the Christmas season. As President Taylor opened the program with a short story to bring about the joys of the Christmas season, the entire audience came together singing hymnals about the birth of Jesus Christ.

The yearly event is a kickoff to the Christmas season for many in the Williamsburg community and Cumberlands family.

“I like that the program brought the community together and the performances were really good. I enjoyed the decorations and the atmosphere of the evening,” said UC student Paige Edwards.

Following the program at Gatliff, President Taylor and his wife Dinah welcomed the students and community into their home for treats and fellowship. The elegant brick house was dressed beautifully with Christmas décor and special edibles. Visitors moved through the packed home enjoying the themed Christmas trees placed from top to bottom.

“The decorations throughout the house were extremely elaborate and there was something new and different in every corner. There was not an inch of the house that was not decorated. I really enjoyed the opportunity to tour their beautiful home and I look forward to doing it again next year!” said UC student Haley Damron.

For more information about Hanging of the Green contact UC’s music department at 539-4332 or visit

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit

Article provided by Kyla Edmondson, UC Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant