Tree Lighting and Caroling Dec. 5 at Willamette University

Star TreesThe public is invited the join the Willamette University community Friday, Dec. 5, for the annual Star Trees lighting and caroling program beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the north lawn of Waller Hall opposite the State Capitol steps. Free hot chocolate and holiday carols will be served.

Salem residents are asked to donate warm coats to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity annual coat drive. Area children age 12 and under are encouraged to enter a drawing for two $100 savings bonds donated by MaPS Credit Union. A free holiday concert begins in Smith Auditorium on the University campus at 7:30 p.m.

For those who would like dinner prior to the event, a holiday meal will be served in Goudy Commons from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for $6.75 per person.