Nearly 50 children from local social service agencies will visit campus Friday for the annual “Miracle on 38th Street,” coordinated by the Campus Involvement Center, Multicultural Affairs, Service Learning and Campus Ministry offices.
Each child is paired with a Mercyhurst student “buddy” to lead him or her through the Christmas festivities. The children will also enjoy snacks, presents, a visit from Santa and a reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.
‘Miracle’ culminates with the lighting of the Christmas tree, presented by Mercyhurst Student Government. New for this year’s event is a performance and behind-the-scenes tour of the Dance Department’s Christmas program, set in Santa’s workshop.
“The Mercyhurst community looks forward to this event every year,” said Preston Reilly, activities and spirit coordinator. “It’s a natural extension of our Mercy mission to give back.”