'Christmas On Fifth Street' Lights Up Baylor Campus

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    Dr. Alton Hassell (center) read the traditional Christmas story before the lighting ceremony began.
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    The Kappa Pickers performed and also led the crowd in singing Christmas carols.
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    Baylor head football coach Guy Morriss led the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree.
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    The statue of Judge Rufus C. Burleson, the spires of Old Main and the dome of Pat Neff Hall.
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    More than 12,000 lights outline the buildings along Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
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    A future Baylor graduate gets an up-close look at the Christmas tree on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    Caedmon's Call
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    Jars of Clay
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Dec. 4, 2003

Baylor University ushered in the holiday season Dec. 3 with "Christmas on Fifth Street," an annual celebration sponsored by the Place 2BU and Kappa Omega Tau fraternity.

Following the reading of the Christmas story, KOT held its traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony, with hundreds of lights adorning a 50-foot Douglas fir on Burleson Quadrangle. More than 12,000 lights also outline Old Main and the other buildings along Fifth Street from the Bill Daniel Student Center to Carroll Library.

The evening was highlighted by performances by award-winning Christian bands Caedmon's Call and Jars of Clay.

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