Thornhill to host Christmas Star Party

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2002-11-25

Huntington, Ind.— Thornhill Nature Preserve will offer an evening spent gazing at the stars as it hosts a Christmas Star Party on Friday, December 13, 2002, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Many people have enjoyed watching the especially beautiful night sky this season, but the Christmas Star Party offers a unique opportunity through the cooperation of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society and Huntington College. The two organizations will provide telescopes so that individuals can take a closer look at their favorite stars and constellations.

A path around the Thornhill Nature Preserve pond will be illuminated for a late night stroll with hot drinks and refreshments provided to ward off the December chill. This festive evening is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The event will be called off if rain approaches the area that night.

Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows, and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals, and birds.

For more information about Thornhill Nature Preserve and the events it hosts, call Jule McKanna at 359-4120. For driving directions to Thornhill, visit www.huntington.edu/thornhill.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
260.359.4171
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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