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36th annual Festival of Christmas to be held Sunday

BOLIVAR, Mo. — The 36th annual Festival of Christmas, sponsored by Southwest Baptist University and Community Outreach Ministries, will be presented at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Mabee Chapel on SBU’s Bolivar campus.

Bolivar and area residents are invited to observe the Christmas season at this free holiday program, which brings together the churches of Bolivar and surrounding communities for a spectacular Christmas celebration each year.

Christmas music will be provided by the Festival Choir, SBU Wind Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. The Bolivar High School Concert Choir, directed by Morgan DeClue, and the Bolivar Intermediate School Choir, directed by Kris McClard, will also be performing.

As part of the festival tradition, Community Outreach Ministries will collect a special offering to be used to purchase food for Christmas baskets and to help those in need throughout the year. Local ministries include emergency relief, utilities, food, fuel, prescription assistance and transient aid.

For more information about the Festival of Christmas, call (417) 328-1630.