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15 November 2011

YWCA, HACC-Gettysburg Campus to present ‘Holiday Stories from Around the World’

Public invited to join in free cultural celebration from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9

GETTYSBURG – A celebration of six winter holidays is the focus of “Holiday Stories from Around the World,” a free public event from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at HACC-Gettysburg Campus, 731 Old Harrisburg Road.
The multicultural holiday event will include stories, music, children’s activities and food in the celebration of six winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, ‘Id al Adha, Kwanzaa, Yule, and Chinese New Year. Local presenters will tell the story of each holiday and share how each is celebrated here in Adams County and around the world.
Program coordinators are Jessica Knouse, coordinator of Student Life and Multicultural Programs at HACC-Gettysburg Campus, and Ashley Andyshak Hayes of the YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County.
Event sponsors include Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Null, Seidel, and Dental Associates; Gettysburg Cancer Center; Gettysburg Diagnostic Imaging; Community Benefits Real Estate; Realty Leasing & Management Co.; Beauchat & Beauchat, LLC; Wellspan Health; Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital; Comcast; the Historic Gettysburg Hotel; and Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital.
For more information, contact Hayes at 717-334-9171, ext. 113 or email, or Knouse at 717-337-3855 ext. 3036 or email

Jessica Knouse at the Gettysburg Campus, 717-337-3855 ext. 3036

Pamilla Saylor
Office of College Advancement, HACC

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