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Waxahachie, TX

November 20, 2018 | Andrew Hurst

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will host its 10th annual Christmas at SAGU at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, on the front lawn of the historic Farmer Administration building.

SAGU welcomes anyone in Waxahachie and surrounding communities to join for its annual lighting of the campus led by Kermit Bridges, President of SAGU.

Along with the lighting ceremony, the event will include live Christmas music presented by the SAGU Choir and Chorale, Jazz Band and The Harvesters. There will also be pictures with Santa, homemade treats provided by the Southwestern Women’s Auxiliary (SWA) and ornament decorating.

Heidi Halford, Alumni Relations Coordinator, says, “The ultimate goal for Christmas at SAGU is to unite the Waxahachie community and the SAGU campus for a time of joyous excitement in celebration  of the wonderful Christmas season by lighting the campus for all to enjoy.”

The annual Christmas tradition dates back to 2009 when the SAGU community wanted to join in the holiday tradition that engulfs Waxahachie during the Christmas season. Along with joining SAGU’s hometown tradition, the event was also a way to bring Christmas cheer to students during the few weeks after Thanksgiving and leading up to finals.

This year’s event is sponsored by Southwestern Women’s Auxiliary, Aramark, the SAGU Foundation and several individual donors and families from among SAGU’s alumni and friends. Specialized Landscaping Services is the contractor utilized for the installation of the campus lighting.

After the initial lighting, SAGU’s campus will continue to display the lights through the New Year holiday.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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