This article was originally published by The Mennonite

Thanksgiving weekend at Hesston College

Hesston College celebrated its 49th annual Thanksgiving Weekend on campus Nov. 24 to 26. The weekend was full of activities and entertainment for the whole family, which have become beloved traditions.

A group of 217 runners, walkers and joggers ranging in age from 3 to 91 participated in the 25th two-mile run/walk on the day after Thanksgiving, named the Benjamin Bolt for 2016 in honor of interim president Ben Sprunger. Richmond Stoltzfus, a prospective student from Shipshewana, Ind., won the race with a time of 10:30.

The Thanksgiving evening Masterworks concert was “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” featuring holiday music by British composers themed around the popular British television series. The 61-voice choir and full orchestra made up of Hesston College students and community musicians, was directed by Dr. Russell Adrian, Hesston College music faculty member.


All photos by Larry Bartel. 

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