Last week we arrived back on campus for the start of Winter term. Over Thanksgiving break, Exeter, both the town and school, decorated itself for the holidays. The town is festooned with fairy lights, tinsel, and pine and hosted a three day kick-off to the holiday season this past weekend. On campus, holiday cheer is found in both dinning halls, in dorms, and even in grill. Religious Services here is ready for the holiday season. Last week, a belated Channukah was celebrated by the Exeter Jewish Community. Dreidel was played and many latkes were eaten. This past Sunday, the Church had a caroling service followed by a dinner. Various seniors spoke during the services, so I went with my friends to enjoy the candlelit church. I was too mesmerized to capture a picture of all the students congregated their, holding candles and illuminating the garlands and bells on the walls, I do have a picture of the church decorate for Christmas.
Even more holiday cheer is coming in the next two weeks at Exeter with a concert featuring all of our music groups next Sunday and various dorm activities happening.